TIFA 2022 Nature / Underwater

In The Cave

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Underwater, 2nd Place winner in Nature
  • Photographer
    Shota Ishino
  • Technical Info
    Canon Eos 5dmk4, Tokina Fisheye 10-17 F3.5-4.5 Dx
  • Photo Date

I took this photo with other 5 members. We are a taking photo team that each members have each roles about a model, lighting staffs, a photographer or a art director. We took this photo in the limestone cave at Okinawa island of Japan.

I've been running a scuba diving shop on the main island of Okinawa in Japan for five years. While working as a scuba diving instructor for ten years, I'm aiming to become an underwater photographer. I spend much of the year diving under the sea. My principal object of shooting is mysterious biology of underwater creatures, for example, coral and fish spawning. Lately, I've been joining a team of scuba diving instructors to take pictures that introduce landscapes in the sea to ordinary people who cannot approach underwater.