Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus), from Gullmarn Fjord, Lysekil, Sweden - October 2013

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Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus), from Gullmarn Fjord near Lysekil on Sewden's west coast.

The scene shows one lobster emerging from its hole in the mud to be met by another one... a nice example of fighting behaviour.
This shot was taken on a very dark dive to 30 metres on the fine mud of the fjord slope.

- judged to be the '2012 Image of the year' at Bristol Underwater Photography Group (BUPG) by Alex Mustard.
- previously a winning image at BUPG's January 2012 meeting for the competition theme - 'Behaviour'
- also voted a winning image at BSoUP's May 2012 meeting where the theme was - 'Crustaceans'

Nikon D90, Tokina 10 -17 zoom