Macro category – commended. Larval Lionfish by Steven Kovacs (USA). Location: Palm Beach, Florida Kovacs was on the lookout for tiny plankton and larval creatures on a black water drift dive when this rare tiny lionfish in its early larval stage flared its fins. The size and speed of such tiny animals makes them difficult to capture. “I can’t help but feel I should have fought more for this exquisite image to be pushed a little higher up the order,” reflected the judge.