UPY 2017 Compact - Commended

Jenny Stromvoll

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UPY 2017 Compact - Commended
'Hello World!' - Jenny Stromvoll

I found this cluster of Cuttlefish eggs on a reef called Doodles in Ponta do Ouro. All the eggs looked dark to start with, however, as I looked closer, I noticed one slightly more opaque than the rest. This one was getting ready to hatch! In order to ready himself for defensive manoeuvres in the outside world, he absorbed the last drops of ink which his mother had infused into the egg sac. This is when I pressed the shutter button. Moments later the tiny creature set off to start his new life in the big blue.

Judge's comment: Peter Rowlands: Perfect timing to capture the start of a life. Well lit and composed. A credit to the capabilities of compact cameras.

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