The runner-up Jackie Campbell, from Ireland, learnt
to dive in Australia in 1996. 'I was immediately hooked and fell
completely in love with diving . I first brought a camera underwater
when back in Australia 4 years ago on holiday and now I always have
my camera with me when diving. I have never done a photography
course, instead learning by trial and error and by exchanging tips
with fellow photographers on holidays. I use Canon compact cameras
with Inon ad mount lenses and mix natural light shots with those
taken with a single inon d2000 strobe.'
1. barracuda stack taken in Sudan. Canon Ixus 100, Inon fisheye lens
and manual white balance.
2. famous air compressor R2D2 on the Fujikawa Wreck in Truk Lagoon.
Canon Ixus 100, Inon wide angle lens and single D2000 strobe.
3. close up portrait photo of a parrot fish taken on a night dive on
the Umbria wreck in Sudan. Canon Ixus 100 and single D2000
4. this eight metre whaleshark was feeding in a lagoon in the
Maldives and I were extremely lucky and was able to spend 3 hours
with him. Canon Ixus 980, Inon fisheye lens and MWB.
5. a diver (Ethan Gordon) surrounded by the beautiful coral growth
that has taken over the masts and kingposts of the wreck of the
Sankisan in Truk Lagoon. Canon Ixus 100, Inon fisheye lens and single
6. under the dive boat in Sudan. 'We had an amazing dive with about
10 silky sharks and this photo was taken just before I started my
final assent'. Canon G9 with D2000 strobe.
ouching my dome port. Canon 40d, Tokina 10-17mm lens at 10mm, f11