Finalist Fine Art Photographer of the Year
Vanessa Mignon Australia
"Port Jackson sharks congregate in Jervis Bay during winter and spring in order to breed," says photographer Vanessa Mignon. "I had tried several times to photograph a shark over the kelp but never got the right conditions - until the weather was perfect. I saw several sharks but most of them were quite deep or resting on the sand or under rocks. The water was cold and after 45 minutes I started shivering. But I persisted. Eventually this shark swam slowly on top of the kelp, possibly looking for a mate, a place to lay an egg, or a place to rest."
BEHIND THE LENS
Vanessa Mignon France
ABOUT THE IMAGE
- 15 degrees Celsius
- Midday shoot
- Accessed from a small beach
- Taken while snorkelling
IMAGES BY Vanessa Mignon
Fine ArtPhotographer of the Year
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