Of all the sites that I go to in Egypt, I would dive Shark & Yolanda another thousand times and never get bored of it. I’ll let these images explain why:
There is just something about fish schools that draws photographers in like magnets. It’s one of nature’s great spectacles and I always feel privileged to observe and try to capture the essence of schooling behaviour in a still image. I recently started shooting video, but not as often as I should and not as well as I might. A certain friend will beat me up for not remembering (in my huge excitement to swim with these schools and take the still images that come more instinctively) that my camera has a good video capability that could capture this unity of movement more easily.
One image that I liked was somewhere between order and chaos. I had been with the barracuda school for almost 15 minutes and it accepted my presence so well that I could almost move inside it. Apart from the immensely powerful experience of being that close to a big mass of fish, which move in unison without visible signal, I loved the images that transpired. But they were challenging compositions: frame-fillers that had as much chaos as they did formal structure. What do you think?
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