John McKnight, GROUP A - SCORE 89.5 - JUDGES: Sandy Levy: 94 - Richard Waas: 85
This image was taken while snorkeling at Alligator Reef Lighthouse south of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. I was intrigued by the large number of cormorants resting on the structure of the lighthouse. I also thought the complex superstructure was interesting with all the diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines. You can just barely make out another snorkeler in the water in front of me. I thought this image was dramatic with the backlighting and the turbulent water in the foreground. I named the image The Birds after the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name. The birds seem ominous to me.