Silver 2015 / Editorial / Environmental (Non-Pro)

Louilla

  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Csaba Tökölyi

The wreck of an ill-fated freighter rests atop Gordon Reef, just by the shores of the Sinai Peninsula. The Louilla became a rusting pile of scrap metal, anchored to the reef for eternity with her anchor chains forming a whale under the surface of the water. In the following years she will bear the beating of the waves and sunlight less and will deteriorate faster and faster and sink, drifting from the rocks into the depths of the sea. Once it reaches it's final destination, something weird will happen: the rusting, dead metal pile will come to life. Soft corals will be probably the first colourful creatures dwelling on it but soon millions of creatures will follow: wrecks live a wonderful afterlife, sheltering a whole ecosystem of corals, fish and other sealife. What a Nirvana!