Name: Jacob Maentz, currently residing in Cebu City, Philippines.
Getting the Shot: This image was taken at Malapascua Island, in the province of Cebu, Philippines. Malapascua is known as the best place in the world for divers to spot thresher sharks, making it a popular dive and travel destination. This shot was taken one evening during a dive trip to the island.
Details: The sun was setting on a January evening, and I was watching one of the many bancas (narrow outrigger boats) unload its cargo to shore. These banca boats transport passengers and goods from the main island of Cebu to Malapascua. I was searching for a subject to shoot in the late evening sun when I noticed a group of about eight boys and girls were jumping off of the boat into the water and using the anchor rope to climb back up. I decided to get a little wet and wade out into the water, so I could get closer. I was able to get a series of silhouette shots off while the sun was setting. This particular image is one of my favorites, because I see in it the true spirit and joy of Philippine children.
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