UPY 2017 British Waters Wide Angle - Highly Commended

Trevor Rees

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UPY 2017 British Waters Wide Angle - Highly Commended
'Blue wow factor' - Trevor Rees

This was my first attempt at photographing a blue shark, having never seen these wonderful creatures before. I had failed to get out the previous season to try and see one but a window of opportunity and a calm sunny day eventually came my way. I joined a group of friends on a fast rigid hulled inflatable out of Penzance. We waited for well over 2 hours, far out at sea before anything appeared. As promised by our skipper, the blues finally turned up. It was worth the wait. I slipped in to the water with my camera to see what I could capture.

Judge's comment: Peter Rowlands: The number of blue shark shots this year was way up on last year and led to a certain amount of 'subject fatigue' but this classy portrait lifted our jaded eyes.

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