Juvenile Blacktip Reef Sharks Feed in Shallow Waters as Resort Life Goes on Above, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Photo by Andy Lerner
For Andy Lerner, the hard part wasn't finding the sharks. It was making sure he didn't scare the shy creatures off with his presence. "The trick was to get close enough to the sharks to make the shot work. They were fairly shy, so it took quite a long time for them to get used to me being there," Lerner said. He was interested in capturing the sharks at feeding time to highlight the juxtaposition between what was happening above the water and what was happening below.
Shooting half in the water and half out of the water wasn't an easy task. "You are constantly watching where your lens port is in the water. In this case, since I was standing in only a couple of feet of water, I had the luxury of having a towel with me, so I was able to stay on top of it," Lerner explained.
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