This photo of a turtle being cleaned by yellow and blue tangs won me the “Best Of Show” at the 2005 Kona Classic Open competition. Grand prize is a wetsuit, a messenger bag and a trip for two to Tahiti! I went to this competition mainly to learn more about photography, and everyone could see my photographs get better every day. The experience of diving with the four best underwater photographers in the world, and having them critique my photos every night, was a life-enriching experience.
And hey, a trip to Tahiti isn’t too shabby either. 🙂