UW Photo Challenge

2019 Underwater Photo

Category: Macro (3rd place)

Name: Paolo Bondaschi

Title: Cuttlecolor


Probably a common juvenile cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) that tried to hide in a multicolors tube worm.

The greatest difficulty was the approach, it took time to avoid that the cuttlefish escaped, but above all that the cuttlefish approaching the tube worm did not close it completely, thus losing the interesting moment. The photography was made with a single strobe and the snoot, to focus attention on what was happening, avoiding to illuminate other details on the bottom.

Camera: Nikon D500


Shutter: 1/250