Finalist Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Shane Gross Alaska, United States
"A rarely photographed juvenile prowfish hides behind a curtain of stinging tentacles provided by a lion’s mane jellyfish," says Gross. "The tentacles not only provide a fortress, they are also the fish’s main food source at this stage of life."
BEHIND THE LENS
Shane Gross Canada
ABOUT THE IMAGE
- 6 degrees Celsius water
- Taken on scuba equipment
- Site accessed by boat
- Chance encounter
Shane Gross is a Canadian marine conservation photojournalist and Emerging League member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He is currently based in The Bahamas working to conserve queen conch, Nassau grouper, seagrass and mangrove habitats, among others. Shane's work has been recognised by the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Underwater Photographer of the Year, Nature Photographer of the Year and many others. He is widely published around the world and his first book, Bahamas Underwater, is out soon.
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