“While I was swimming I had to set the distance, I had to set the F-stop to the light factor and I had to get everything set up just right…I had one shot.” says Tom Campbell, professional underwater filmmaker and photographer. National Geographic posted a video recently on the story behind Campbell’s “killer shot”:
The sea creature Campbell is talking about in the video is the elusive whale shark. These majestic creatures are not commonly seen in the wild, so capturing one can be quite challenging. Campbell was tasked with getting a publishable photo of the whale shark doing something interesting while still showing its massive size.
He shares how he only had time to capture one shot. Lucky for him, it was the shot.
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