The ideal underwater pictures awarded in the By means of Your Lens contest

In its 17th year the By means of Your Lens underwater pictures contest carries on to produce an extraordinary assortment of undersea photographs. This year’s highlights contain a amazing shot of a shrimp supporting cleanse the enamel of a moray eel and a clever composition of a scuba diver under thick ice.

This calendar year, the By means of Your Lens contest, which is formulated and produced by Scuba Diving Journal, accrued more than 1,700 submissions spanning 4 easy groups: Conduct, Huge Angle, Compact and Macro.

Grand Prize Winner. Nikon D810 in a Nimar Pro housing Nikon 60mm f2.8 lens two Sea&Sea YS-D2J strobes Orcatorch D910V emphasis light, f/22 1/250 ISO 80. French Angelfish, Bonaire Island

Lorenzo Mittiga/Scuba Diving Journal

The Grand Prize this calendar year went to expert photographer and marine biologist Lorenzo Mittiga, whose winning shot was taken close to his Caribbean residence of Bonaire Island and provides a special portrait of the inquisitive and territorial French angelfish.

“In this scenario, I was thoroughly concentrated to get a good entrance portrait of a less prevalent queen angelfish, shyer and faster, hiding intermittently powering a rock,” claims Mittiga. “This French angel appeared like it wished to be the prima donna, and it stole the scene.”

1st Place - Wide Angle. Nikon D750 in a Subal housing; Nikon AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens, f/9; 1/100; ISO 200

1st Area – Vast Angle. Nikon D750 in a Subal housing Nikon AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens, f/9 1/100 ISO 200

Viktor Lyagushkin/Scuba Diving Magazine

One more highlight arrives in Viktor Lyagushkin’s Vast-Angle-classification-winning shot contrasting the globe below sea ice with a individual standing on the area. Lyagushkin suggests he spent hundreds of dives looking for this individual shot.

“I dreamed of displaying the difference amongst the area and beneath-ice worlds in 1 shot,” says Lyagushkin. “It was not an quick task: The big difference in amount of gentle below and more than the ice was excellent. I also wished to include a diver and one thing on the base of the body.”

2nd Place - Behavior. Nikon D90 in a Nauticam housing; 60mm macro lens; two Inon Z-240 strobes, f/22; 1/200; ISO 125. Viper Moray Eel with Cleaner Shrimp

2nd Place – Behavior. Nikon D90 in a Nauticam housing 60mm macro lens two Inon Z-240 strobes, f/22 1/200 ISO 125. Viper Moray Eel with Cleaner Shrimp

Cedric Peneua/Scuba Diving Journal

Consider a search by way of our gallery at all the winners in this year’s spectacular contest.

Source: Scuba Diving Journal