Ocean Art 2023 - 1st Place Wide Angle

1st Place Wide Angle

Suliman Alatiqi

"Bunk Buddies"




Suliman Alatiqi won a 10-night liveaboard trip on Damai I or Damai II in Indonesia


The Story: 

Whitetip reef sharks are one of few shark species that rest in place. At Roca Partida, a small island, real estate is limited for the many whitetips that live there and they can often be seen bunking together. I wanted to get a photo of all of them facing me and with a lot of patience and a careful approach I managed to do so.


Roca Partida, Mexico

Equipment Used: 

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Housing: Nauticam D850 Housing
  • Lens: Nikon 8-15mm AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR f/3.5-4.5E ED Lens
  • Lights/Strobes: Seacam 160D Strobes

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F14
  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
  • ISO: 640



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