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BSoUP's Theme Portfolio Competition 2006

Fourth - Pedro Vieyra

1st Alex Mustard
2nd Jane Morgan
3rd Anthony Holley
4th Pedro Vieyra
5th Annette Price
6th Martha Tressler
Tiger shark Great Hammerhead Juvenile Tiger
Tiger shark Great Hammerhead Lemon shark

Tiger Beach by Pedro Vieyra

Pedro's Portfolio
These shots were all taken this year on a liveaboard shark diving trip in the Northern Bahamas, one of few locations in the world where it is possible to see the Great Hammmerhead and Tiger sharks up close. We also had close encounters with dozens of Lemon sharks, Bull sharks, Nurse sharks and Caribbean reef sharks. My main aim was to get close-ups of the Tigers which I missed last year due to weather. It was a thrilling, fun trip.
Tiger shark Tiger beach is a shallow sandy site, providing excellent natural light and pleasing background of rippled silver sand. This shows the beautiful markings and chunky streamlined build of the Tiger shark. Nikon D70, Sea andSea housing, Nikkor 17-35 at 35mm, 1/125 at f19.
Great Hammerhead South Mokarran point between Grand Bahama and Bimini is the edge of a drop off where the NW passage meets the Gulf Stream. We had seven Great Hammerheads and four large Tigers around the boat. The hammerheads came charging in to the bait line, their massive dorsal fins cutting the surface. Nikon D70, Sea andSea housing, Nikkor 17-35 at 17mm, 1/125 at f16.
Juvenile Tiger This juvenile Tiger was snapping up some pieces of bait, giving me the chance to light up those pearly teeth!
Nikon D70, Sea andSea housing, Nikkor 12-24 at 14mm, 1/125 at f9.5.
Tiger shark Last dive at Tiger Beach was Tiger mayhem - five large adults and two young ones swimming all around. You needed eyes in the back of your head!
Nikon D70, Sea andSea housing, Nikkor 10.5 at 16mm, 1/90 at f6.7.
Great Hammerhead Mokarran turning. These superbly adapted muscular animals were 4 metres plus, and moved with impressive speed. The sword-like dorsal fin is second only to the Orca in height. Nikon D70, Sea andSea housing, Nikkor 17-35 at 35mm, 1/125 at f19.
Lemon shark

Lemon sharks were cruising around by the dozen very close to the sand, and seeming to enjoy being patted and stroked.
Nikon D70, Sea andSea housing, Nikkor 12-24 at 16mm, 1/350 at f9.5.

BSoUP Theme Portfolio Competition

Theme Portfolio Winners


2017 Martyn Guess

2016 Mikko Voipio

2015 Pash Baker

2014 Robert Bailey

2013 Martyn Guess

2012 Keith Lyall

2011 Trevor Rees

2010 Martyn Guess

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 Arthur Kingdon

2007 JP Trenque

2006 Alex Mustard

2005 Alex Mustard

2004 Jane Morgan

2003 Linda Dunk

2002 Linda Dunk

2001 Linda Dunk

2000 Sue Heaps

1999 Bob Allen

1998 Bob Allen

1997 Anne Owen

1996 Ken Sullivan

1995 Anthony Holley

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