3rd place The Ocean Photographer of the Year
Brook Peterson United States
A cormorant and baitfish form the shape of a human face. "This image was made under the oil rig platform, Ellen, off Los Angeles, California," says photographer Brook Peterson. "There was a large school of baitfish under the platform for several weeks and, as a result, numerous other animals there to feed off the baitfish - sea lions, bonita, and cormorants. The image depicts a cormorant hunting through a large bait ball."
BEHIND THE LENS
Brook Peterson United States (US)
ABOUT THE IMAGE
- Late afternoon
- Little swell
- Sunn conditions
- Taken while scuba diving
IMAGES BY Brook Peterson
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