Sailfish On The Hunt

PhotographerAmanda Cotton
Prize3rd Place in Nature / Underwater
CompanyA COTTON PHOTO Creative Works LLC
City/CountryHudson, United States
Photo DateJanuary 2011
Technical Infof/8 @ 1/250 @ 12mm
Entry Description

Sailfish closes in on a school of fish (baitball) in the waters off Cancun, Mexico.

About Photographer

Amanda Cotton, Professional Photographer specializing in underwater and travel imagery. As an avid scuba diver and dive instructor, my goal is to help the general public embrace the beauty below the waves, in hopes that with awareness comes concern. The conservation and preservation of this ecosystem is of the highest priority to me. While I enjoy owning and operating a conservation minded design/media company A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works, LLC, I am thrilled to be working with other like-minded organizations that truly care about our planet and ALL of it's inhabitants. I am quite honored to have been the recipient of many awards including several from the International Photographers Awards (IPA), Celebrate The Sea, Underwater Photography Annual Awards, and many others. Currently I write for Ocean Geographic Magazine covering environmental and marine conservation issues and am Gallery Editor for Shark Savers, a non profit shark conservation organization dedicated to bringing awareness, education and action toward protecting one of the oceans most misunderstood animals, the shark.