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Australian Geographic is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 ANZANG photography contest
OVERALL WINNER. BLUEBOTTLE, PHYSALIA PHYSALIS. Despite its potentially dangerous sting, the bluebottle zooid is an amazingly beautiful creature. I wanted to demonstrate this with careful lighting and composition. On this particular morning a whole armada of them had been blown into this little bay where they were trapped overnight, enabling me to get my shot. Bushrangers Bay, Shellharbour, New South Wales. Nikon D300s, Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye, 1/320, f/13, ISO 320, Inon Z220 Substrobe, Blusnoot Fibre Optic Snoot, Aquatica for D300s, Aquatica 8" Acrylic Dome Port, handheld.
Photo credit: Matthew Smith