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UPY 2018 Up & Coming - Runner Up
'The Hammer' - Jacob Degee
It was the last day of the Enigma Team shark expedition to Bahamas. The last day and I was still missing a shot I came here to take. We went down. The day before there was a storm and we did not see anything. But they were back. Glorious, mighty, curious but shy four meter long ladies. The Great Hammerheads were slowly circulating around us. It was my last chance. The last opportunity to do what I had in my mind for months. "Stay calm, be patient" was constantly echoing in my mind. Sitting on a soft sandy bottom, facing against the sun I could have only waited. And there she was coming directly at me...
Judge's comment: Heaven knows we'd seen enough Hammerhead shots so it took a great one to impress us with it's power, symmetry and originality. This is it.
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