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Long-time Bonaire visitor, Alan Zale, just took third place in the Canvas Press Close Up Photo contest, with his photo of a Spotted Cleaner Shrimp on Bari Reef. Alan’s photo was one of a hundred images submitted for the competition.

The photo was shot with a Nikon D200 and Nikkor 105mm lens in an Aquatica underwater housing, equipped with a pair of Nikonos SB-105 strobes for light.

Alan’s underwater photography of Bonaire has also appeared in the travel section of The New York Times where he spent most of his award winning photojournalism career as freelance photographer. He started his career at The Riverdale Press and he continues to shoot for his local paper, The Scarsdale Inquirer. Alan also worked on a special photo project for The Drug Enforcement Administration, that is now on permanent display in their headquarters. Alan has been coming to Bonaire for twenty years and has made forty trips to the island.

Congratulations, Alan!

(Source:  Bonaire Insider Reporter)


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