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Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY2019) – Portrait runner up

Our focus on the winners and runners up from the Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY2019) competition continues, with this shot of a marine iguana

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UPY2019 – Portrait runner up

Credit name: Bruce Sudweeks/UPY 2019
Nationality: United States
Image caption: Oh no, Godzilla
Country taken: Ecuador
Location: Cabo Douglas, Galapagos
Camera make: OlympusOMD EM5
Lens: Olympus 60mm Macro
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter: 1/60
Lighting used: Sea & Sea YS-D1
Housing: Olympus

The Galapagos Islands are the only place on the planet that you can see marine Iguanas in their natural habitant. This photo looks like the fictional character Godzilla that is smiling before starting some mischief.

Judge’s comments

Sometimes it is the small detail which contributes so much. The white of the eye and the row of teeth in what could be construed as a smile convey mischief and menace in equal measures.
Peter Rowlands

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Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.

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