The charm of the depths of the Canary Island waters is not only in its biodiversity, given that these waters are home to sunken historic remains. Dive among decks, masts and enormous buried anchors and imagine the story behind every shipwreck which is hidden in these Atlantic ocean waters in seas where all kinds of ships have sailed throughout the length of history.
Canary Island waters
DIVE with a CHAMPION !
Born and raised in the Canary Islands, Francis Pérez told us what the submarine life, the islands, and in general, nature surrounding us, represents for him; he talked to us about his modus vivendi.
First place of our category ‘Underwater’, Francis Pérez, was recently recognized with the second award in the category ‘Portfolio’ (The David Doubilet Award for Outstanding Achievement) in the Ocean Geographic Picture of the Year Competition. Greg Lecoeur, Filippo Borghi (1st place ‘Micro nature’ in Por el Planeta) and Pedro Carrillo share this recognition with the aquatic photographer as well.
This prestigious award goes to images that raise awareness of the ocean environment through photographic excellence. It consists of a series of 10 pictures that depict a pristine environment or animals that inspire love of our ocean, or an environment that is currently threatened by destruction and needs urgent conservation attention. Shock value may be useful, but genuine photographic merit is expected. Messages may be positive or negative, pictures may be graphic or symbolic, but must be thought provoking, memorable and encourage concern for nature. Images may be underwater or topside, depicting a water environment.