Fotograaf: Tom St George, UK
Locatie: Sistema Aktun Hu, Tulum, Mexico
A cave-diver glides effortlessly through a beautifully decorated underground chamber. The underwater cave systems of the Yucatán Peninsula are renowned for their incredible beauty and crystal-clear waters. These underground rivers that wind their way to the ocean are facing increasing pressure from pollution and the over-extraction of water.
Fotograaf: Hannes Klostermann, Duitsland
Locatie: Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico
A school of skipjack tuna preys on a sardine baitball. Due to the relatively large size of the prey, the tuna end up ripping apart any sardines they catch, with multiple individuals each taking a chunk. This image also shows the skipjack’s vertical stripes, which are only visible while hunting.
Fotograaf: Sirachai Arunrugstichai, Thailand
Locatie: Koh Haa Island, Mu Koh Lanta National Park, Krabi, Thailand
A diver investigates the skeletal remains of a Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni) in its watery grave on a vast empty seafloor. However, the cause of death of the whale cannot be determined due to the deteriorated condition of the carcass