2014 Photo Contest, Sports, Singles, 3rd prize

Free diving with sharks

Photographer

Donald Miralle, Jr.

for Pacific Magazine

17 May, 2013

Conservationist and dive safety officer Ocean Ramsey surfaces while free diving off the coast of Haleiwa.

About

Donald Miralle, Jr.

After completing his Bachelor's degree in fine arts at UCLA and working as a photo assistant in Los Angeles, Donald Miralle landed an entry-level job with Allsport Photography. H...

Background story

Conservationist and dive safety officer Ocean Ramsey surfaces while free diving off the coast of the Haleiwa, Hawaii. Free diving is done without scuba gear, and requires divers to hold and control their breath for extended periods. Ramsey dives without a cage among sharks. She hopes to change public perception of the predators.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1600
Focal length
14.0 mm
F-Stop
4.5
ISO
800
Camera
Nikon D4

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