A man from Cartagena, winner of the Siena International Photography Award with an image of the Mar Menor

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Javier Murcia gains recognition with a snapshot of a seahorse in the salt lagoon

Cartagena photographer Javier Murcia has been chosen as the winner of the Siena International Photography Award in Italy. Murcia wins recognition in the marine life category with his photo ‘Flying I go, flying I come’, which shows a juvenile seahorse holding a seagull’s feather in the Mar Menor.

Javier Murcia has been passionate about diving since childhood, a hobby that has had a decisive influence on his photographic career. His depictions of the underwater world have been published in various marine fauna books, posters, calendars and brochures about ecological foundations.

He is also the author of several books, including ‘Guide to the Underwater Flora and Fauna of the Mar Menor’ and ‘A Submarine Tour of Cartagena’s Port’. On his own website, he has compiled an ecological inventory of the Mar Menor, with photographs he has taken of the fauna and flora that inhabit the salty lagoon.

The international recognition that the Siena photo contest represents is in line with several awards it has already received, such as the prestigious GDT (European Nature Photographer of the Year), Montphoto, Asferico, Fotocam or Nature Photographer of the Year.

Source: La Verdad

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