Bronze / 2018 / Nature / Underwater


  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Underwater
  • Photographer
    Aïa Mar

I take a deep breathe and experience no gravity as I submerge in the dense waters of Jupiter. Bull sharks swim all around me, beautiful and graceful. I enter their world, a spectator to their splendor. 400 million years of evolution, this top predator is essential to the health of marine ecosystems. Being with them is a surreal dream, a peaceful meditation.Aïa Mar holds two national records in Freediving for her country, Panama. An explorer and award winning artist she uses her camera as a tool to inspire people to care about the environment. Documenting endangered biodiversity in their natural habitat, she translates her experience into contemporary art creating a bridge between scientific research and the public.Location: Jupiter Florida, Gulf Stream Scientific Name: Carcharhinus Leucas