Honorable Mention / 2021 / Nature / Underwater


  • Photographer
    Erika Miura
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Coral spawning is very mysterious and beautiful. In Japan, coral spawns around May and June every year, but it is not an easy thing to see. This is because corals are natural creatures and you never know when they will spawn. I tried to do it last year and the year before, but I couldn't see it. This year, after many days of going to the ocean, I was finally able to see the sight. The corals release their pink bundles all at once at a certain time. When the release peaks, the whole area turns pink, but it only lasts for a few minutes. I was able to capture this miraculous moment in my photos.

Underwater photographer in Japan.

Awards Highly Commended, Up & Coming category, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022
Silver, Nature-Underwater category, TIFA 2021
Gold, Nature-Underwater category, BIFA 2021
Gold, Nature-Underwater category, mifa 2021
Honorable Mention, Macro category, Ocean Art 2020