Second place at Wetpixel #421

The theme in Wetpixels Picture of the Week competition #421 was 'flowers', and my image of a sand dollar was voted into second place in competition with almost 70 other images.


FLOWER: On top of the sand dollar there is a distinctly flower-like pattern which made this image fit the bill at last week's Wetpixel competition.

By Christian Skauge   Published: Feb 20, 2012

This week's competition attracted a plethora of flowery subjects - some real, some just underwater lookalikes.

Anemones and coral polyps were among the most common subjects, but even jellyfish and feather stars were entered.

My image shows a sea urchin known as a sand dollar, and the empty shell displays a distinctly flower-like pattern at the top.

The image was shot at Malapascua in the Philippines.

Not a strong week for the Scandinavians

The only other Scandinavian underwater photographer making it into the top 10 this week was Fredrik Ehrenström.

Anders Nyberg and Lill Haugen were both awarded top 20 placings.

The winner this week was Thomas Buvar of Hungary with a great and colourful image entitled "Sunflower", showing a cerianthid tube anemone. Alex Tattersall of England took third place.

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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