From the Nominator
This photo by Jeff Wilson was part of an alumni magazine story about Victor Vescovo, who was the first explorer to reach the bottom of all five oceans.
From the Judges
The judges loved this intense portrait of the first explorer to reach the bottom of all five oceans. The moodiness and starkness seemed to be an attempt to echo the bottom of the sea. The judges liked how the sharp lines of the pier contrasted with the soft ripples of the ocean. The lighting and composition make the subject pop.