Sixth place at Wetpixel #420

The theme in Wetpixels Picture of the Week competition #420 was 'angels', and my image of a Clione limacina was voted into sixth place in competition with over 39 other images.

ANGEL OF THE SEA: The beautiful sea engel, Clione limacina, is a small opisthobranch sea slug living in free water. It is often encountered in the southern parts of Norway during the springs months. With nine entries it was the most popular subject in this week's Wetpixel challenge.

By Christian Skauge   Published: Feb 18, 2012

This week's competition attracted no less than nine images of the same creature - but also some fish portraits and more creative takes on the theme.

In addition to the sea angel I entered a portrait of a french angelfish (Pomacanthus paru) which did not do too well and ended up in 18th place.

Espen Rekdal in first place

The winner this week was my good friend Espen Rekdal, which I don't think has entered this competition before.

It's good to have him on board, although this will mean stiff competition for all of us. Congratulations!

He entered a beautiful pool shot showing a model in an angel-like pose, and like one comment said - "This, in my opinion, is the winner".

Scandinavians doing well - again

Other Scandinavian underwater photographers doing well this week included Lill Haugen in third spot, Sondre Ski in 9th and Annika Persson of Sweden just making it into the top 10. Rune Edvin Haldorsen, Fredrik Ehrenström and Steen Nissen all placed within the top 30 images this week.

Here are the top three images:

Please click below to read more about Wetpixel's weekly photo competition, how to enter - and see all the participating images.

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