/ 2020 / Nature / Underwater

Into the dark

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Underwater
  • Photographer
    Marco Steiner

A series of photographs that were taken in about 18 months of time in the Maldives, Indonesia and the Philippines during blackwater dives. These dives are night dives in the open ocean, using a down line with very strong lights to attract plankton. Every night is the biggest migration in the whole animal world, it is a vertical migration where creatures that are normally only found in the deep come up to shallow waters.