/ 2017 / Nature / Underwater

Sharky Sunset

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Underwater
  • Photographer
    Renee Capozzola, United States

Over-under of blacktip reef shark taken at sunset in French Polynesia.
With the decimation of shark populations all over the world, it is my hope
that images like this may help to raise awareness of the added protection
sharks and other marine animals need in our oceans. This is a single
image taken from in camera and was not created using photoshop. A
wide angle lens and large dome port were used along with strobes.

Growing up in Southern California, the ocean has always been a large part of my life. Since 2004, I have traveled across the globe, diving in some of the most remote parts of the world. With my many dive travels, I have developed a true passion and appreciation for marine organisms. I believe underwater photographers help employ constructive change for our deteriorating seas through the use of striking images. With my pictures, I hope to increase the awareness of our fragile marine ecosystems and encourage others to help protect our oceans.

Awards I am primarily an underwater photographer. I have received awards from various underwater photo competitions, including the Ocean Art Photo Competition and the Southern California Shootout. I am passionate about photography, marine ecosystems, and ocean conservation.