Ocean Jewel

Getaway (South Africa) - - PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY -

This image of a bas­ket star was taken at a depth of 19 me­tres in a new dive site we dis­cov­ered, pris­tine and abun­dant with sea life, in the mid­dle of False Bay off the Cape Penin­sula. We named it M+M Tower (af­ter the two divers, Mike Muller and Martin Nieu­woudt, who first found the site). The bas­ket star was us­ing its out­stretched arms to ad­here to a pal­mate sea fan and to catch drift­ing food. Both are ma­rine an­i­mals, not plants.

– By Peet van Ee­den, Wel­ge­moed

Canon 5DSR, Sigma 50mm (with un­der­wa­ter hous­ing and two sub strobes), ISO 100, f/32, 1/200 sec

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