The award to August’s best photo goes to Sacha Lobenstein in the 3rd Online Open Fotosub 2018

© Awarded by the popular jury, Sacha Lobenstein is the winner of August’s best photo

Sacha Lobenstein has conquered the popular jury with an amazing image of a grouper with a parrot fish in its mouth just after capturing it. This is the last month of this 3rd Online Open Fotosub “El Hierro, un Puerto de Vida” contest. The photo was submitted to the “Vertebrate” category. An image shot in August while Sacha was diving with Centro de Buceo El Hierro, an official collaborator of the Online Open Fotosub.

Sacha is originally from Puerto de La Cruz (Tenerife) and has always been linked to the sea and photography. He is the current underwater photography Spanish champion since he won this award during the past NAFOSUB 2017 celebrated in the Island of Tenerife. He has also won many other awards, like Champion of the Canary Islands, Champion of Tenerife, special awards in national competitions, and he has won contests like the Open Fotosub “Lanzarote Mar de Lava”, “Tenerife-Güimar” or “La Gomera Open”.

He was also recognized as the “Best Underwater Photographer” in the 1st National Biodiversity Festival.

He often collaborates with dive and tourist book guides, research projects and specialized magazines, y has also participated in Nature festivals like the NaturaJazz 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, or the International Canarian Environmental Film Festival (2016). He is the coauthor of the “Canarian Fish Guide” with photographs, texts and illustrations of the main 202 fish species that live between 0 and 50 meters depth of the coast of the Canary Islands.

With this award we come to the end of this 3rd Online Open Fotosub Island of El Hierro, and await for the verdict of our professional jury who will evaluate all the monthly photos that have made it to the final.

We will soon publish the results and know the winners of this year’s edition of the contest. You can keep informed at our News section of the web or follow us in our social networks: