Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 - Enrico Villa Photography
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HIGHLY COMMENDED IN TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017 - PRIMARY COLOURS

Also, FINALIST IN WILDLIFE, SEALIFE CATEGORY.
Often incorrectly defined as jellyfish, the Portuguese Man o' War is a siphonophore - a colonial organism. While the bell is harmless, their tentacles can deliver very painful stings! I noticed the Man-o-war floating close to our boat and decided to take a shot. While I was instantly pleased about my picture, it was only later at home that I realised I had got an image with a very abstract mood from a 100% real photograph. Very calm seas and occasional smooth, non-breaking wavelets led to the unexpected multiple reflections.

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