“We spent five years in this place, 3,000 hours of diving, to get this particular moment.”
French underwater photographer and biologist Laurent Ballesta has won the prestigious title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
His winning image, titled Creation, captures the rare sight of several camouflage groupers rush to release their sperm as a female fish drops a burst of eggs
“I’m attached to this picture because of the shape of the cloud of eggs: it looks like an upside-down question mark. It’s a question of the future of these eggs because only one in one million will (survive to) become an adult,” Laurent said.
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1 Laurent Ballesta/WPY
2 Majed Ali/WPY
3 Stefano Unterthiner/WPY
4 Adam Oswell/WPY
5 Gil Wizen/WPY