2nd place The Ocean Photographer of the Year
Katherine Lu Philippines
A blanket octopus displays its beautiful colours and textures. "I was very sick during this dive," says photographer Katherine Lu. "I spent a lot of time trying to equalise near the surface. When my guide frantically signalled for me to come down I hesitated for moment, but went for it, pushing myself down. Luckily my ears equalised and there before my eyes was this beautiful blanket octopus. We swam alongside her and then, like magic, she opened up her blanket to show herself in all her glory."
BEHIND THE LENS
Katherine Lu United States (US)
ABOUT THE IMAGE
- Night dive
- Poor visibility due to volcanic ash
- Taken while scuba diving
- Site accessed by boat
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