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UPY  Award Winners - Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year 2020

Pasquale Vassallo

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UPY  Award Winners - Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year 2020
'Last Dawn, Last Gasp' - Pasquale Vassallo

This winter, I went diving with some local fishermen. At 6 in the morning I was already in the water, as the nets were raised at first light. During the dive I followed the path of the fishing nets from the bottom to the surface. As the fishermen quickly hauled on the nets, I tried to take some shots of trapped fish still suffering in the mesh, such as this tuna (Euthynnus alletteratus).

Judge's comment: If a picture paints a thousand words then a great one asks a thousand questions. You know those questions; so do I. All we can do is show the truth to those who live above but can’t envisage the world below and hope that they too start asking questions.
- Peter Rowlands

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