Best of Show

Turtle Cleaning Station

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. 🙂

Wyland-design Kona Classic Trophy

Comments (5)

  1. Kathy Brantley (reply)

    May 23, 2005 at 10:30 am

    That’s a fantastic picture! I think I’d like one for my wall — if I can afford it 🙂 You definitely deserve the award. Tahiti! Wow!

  2. Anastasia Laity (reply)

    May 23, 2005 at 2:49 pm

    My husband KICKS ASS!!!!

  3. Sarah (reply)

    May 23, 2005 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations, Jeff! Too bad there are so many fish in the picture. 🙂

  4. Anastasia Laity (reply)

    May 26, 2005 at 12:03 pm


  5. Kevin Bryant (reply)

    July 17, 2006 at 7:35 am

    That’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! I may have to find a way to go to Hawaii yet. . .

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Published on: 23 May 2005
Posted by: jlaity
Discussion: 5 Comments