Pier Mane, South Africa
Barracuda are a warm-water species and they’re quite photogenic with their toothy grins and tiger-striped flanks. The problem for an underwater photographer is that they seldom congregate in shallow water where the light is generally best. Pier was lucky to encounter this spiral of silvery predators at a depth of only 25 m, while scuba-diving off Port Sudan in the Red Sea. His photo was first runner-up in the Africa at Sea category.
HOW? Olympus E-M1, 8 mm lens, shutter speed 1/80 second, aperture f7.1, ISO 100, with a strobe.