Second place at Wetpixel POTW #322




The Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition has reached it's 322nd edition, and my 'Boto Fight' image was voted into second place.

Comments on the image included 'wow what a great shot. Unique and great behaviour too - that's a winner for sure'.


Well, it was - almost. Tom Kline clinched the victory with his beautiful shot of four red salmon. Congratulations Tom, and thanks to all for voting and commenting!

The picture of the two botos fighting over a fish was shot in the Rio Negro, a part of the great Amazon river.

More boto images:
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Want to see more boto images? I don't have many, but click below!



Photographing the botos is very difficult because of the extreme conditions in Rio Negro. The water is coffee-colored and offers
visibility so bad I could not see my hands or the camera when stretching my arms out.

In addition the dolphins are careening past in every direction, giving no warning as to when they suddenly will show up in front of your lens.

Because of this there was no chance to auto-focus, so the camera was set to manual, and I shot anything that came close enough to see. Sometimes you just get lucky!

This was my third top three placing at Wetpixel in 2010, after winning both POTW #313 and #319. So far, so good.

Only 20 pictures was entered into the competition this week.

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