UPY 2017 Compact - Commended

Fabio Russo

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UPY 2017 Compact - Commended
'Negative pole' - Fabio Russo

The ventral side of an ocellate torpedo, or eyed electric ray (Torpedo torpedo) is not easy to photograph I took advantage of a free swimming one and quickly descended to the seabed to shoot its underside. For attack and defense, the torpedo can deliver a strong electric shock of up to 200 volts, so it's not a good idea to touch it.

Judge's comment: Peter Rowlands: Perfectly composed and lit this shot provides an unusual view of a Torpedo Ray.

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