2014 Imaging Contest Winners

Best-In-Show Prize (Photo): The David Doubilet Award for Excellence in Underwater Photography.

MACHO


Uwe Schmolke
Ruesselsheim, Germany


Equipment used: Nikon D200 60mm Macro Nikkor
Location: Indonesia

 

GENERAL/MARINE LIFE:

Frist Place: Crocsmile²

Uwe Schmolke
Germany


Equipment used: Nikon D800 16?35mm Nikkor
Location: Mexico

 

Second Place: New Born

Scott Portelli
Ultimo, AU

Equipment used: Canon 5D MK II, 16?35mm Lens, seacam housing
Location: Tonga

Thrid Place: Orda cavex

Viktor Lyagushkin
Lyubertsi, Moscow Russia

Equipment used: Fuji s5pro, Subal housing, 7 Ikelite DS160 strobes
Location: Orda cave. Perm. Ural. Russia

Honorable Mention:  Under The Umbrellas

Filippo Borghi
Siena, Italy

 

Equipment used: Nikon d800 10-17mm tokina
Location: Giglio, Italy

Honorable Mention: Wonderpussy

Goos van der Heide
Groningen, NL


Equipment used: CANON EOS5D MKII,EF100mm 2.8 Macro
Location: Bangka Island, North Sulawesi,Indonesia

Honorable Mention: Full Contact

Domenico Roscigno
Torre, Italy


Location: Sorrento ,Mediterranean sea
Equipment used: nikon d800e 10,5 nikon minidome seacam

GREEN/COLD WATER

First Place: Enigma

Giordano Cipriani
Rome, IT

Equipment Used: Nikon D700
Location: Bonit o, Brazila

Second Place: Hummocks white sea

Viktor Lyagushkin
Moscow, Russia

Location: Russia. Karelia. White sea.
Equipment Used: Nikon D3s, Subal housing, 5 strobe Ikelite DS160

Third Place: Evergreens

Viktor Horvath
Sümeg, Hungary


Equipment Used: Nikon D5000 Nimar House+Nimar Primo flash nikon 18?55
Location: Hungary Tapolca

Honorable Mention: Diver swims under the ice

Viktor Lyagushkin
Moscow, Russia

Location: Russia. Karelia. White sea.
Equipment Used: Nikon D3s, Subal housing, 5 strobe Ikelite DS160

Honorable Mention: Colors Of Sekiu

Tom Radio
Seattle, WA


Location: Sekiu, WA, U.S.A.
Equipment Used: Nikon D300, Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye Lens

MACRO

 

First Place: Swimming Ribbon Eel

Bruno Van Saen
Roosdaal Brabant, BE

Location: Bali, Tulamben
Equipment Used: Nikon D90, 60mm

Second Place: Underwater Flower

Steven Kovacs
Loxahatchee, Florida

Location: Grand Cayman
Equipment Used:Nikon D7000, 105mm lens, Ikelite housing, 2 x DS160 Strobes

Third Place: Hitchhiker

Andy Deitsch
Saratoga Springs, NY


Location: Lembeh Strait
Equipment Used: Canon 7D, Canon 60mm, Nauticam Housing, 2 Inon z240

Honorable Mention: Clownfish with tongue parasite

Peter Allinson
Kingsville, MD


Equipment Used: Nikon D800E, nikon 60mm macro, nauticam housing, dual inon z240 strobes
Location: Komodo, Indonesia

Honorable Mention: Arlequin

Marchione Giacomo
La Loggia, IT


Equipment Used: Nikon d800 , 105 micro Nikon, Two strob Sea and Sea .Housing Seacam
Location: Gangga island, Indonesia

Honorable Mention: Evil Eyes

Uwe Schmolke
Germany

Equipment used: Nikon D700, 105 lens, 2x Inon Z24o, Nexus Housing
Location: Komodo, Indonesia

UNDERWATER BEHAVIOR

First Place: Mating turtles

Luc Eeckhaut
Rumbeke Belgium


Location: Philippines
Equipment Used: Nikon D300s + Hugyfot housing

Second Place: What's up?

Judy Townsend
Boca Raton, FL


Location: Blue Heron Bridge, Riviera Beach, FL
Equipment Used:Nikon D7000, 105 lens, 2 Inon strobes

Third Place: Breath of Fresh Air

Sam Cahir
Victoria, Australia

Location: Neptune Islands, South Australia
Equipment Used: Nikon D700, Nexus Housing, Inon z240 strobes, Nikkor 17?35mm

Honorable Mention: Juvenile Lumpsucker

Luc Rooman
Kieldrecht, Belgium


Equipment Used: Nikon d300s
Location: Holland

Honorable Mention: Painful Meal

Steven Kovacs
Loxahatchee, Florida

Location: Riviera Beach, Florida
Equipment Used: Nikon D7000, 105mm lens, Ikelite housing, 2 x DS160 Strobes

Honorable Mention: Spaceship

Domenico Roscigno
Torre Annunziata Italy


Location: Sorrento ,Mediterranean sea
Equipment Used: Nikon 800e 10,5 nikon seacam minidome flash inon

CONSERVATION

First Place: Live In Garbage

Marco Chang
Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Location: North East Coast, Taiwan
Equipment Used: Nikon D600, inon z240 x 2, anthis housing, fit?2400 led

Second Place: In A Trap

Davide Lopresti
La Spezia, Italy

Location: La Spezia, Italy
Equipment Used: Canon 1000D 10/17 tokina fisheye Nimar housing nikon lens two inon strobe

Third Place: You will save

Claudio Stoppato
Ortona Italy

Location: Ortona Adriatic sea
Equipment Used: Nikon d 80

Honorable Mention: Dorado with Old Hook

Peter Allinson
Kingsville, MD


Equipment Used: Nikon D800E, nikon 60mm macro, nauticam housing, dual inon z240 strobes
Location: Cancun Mexico

Honorable Mention: Longline Torture

Sam Cahir
Victoria, Australia

Location: Neptune Islands,South Australia
Equipment Used: Nikon D800, Nauticam Housing, D1 Sea&Sea Strobes, Nikon 16mm

Best In Show Prize (Creative): The Jim Church Award for Excellence in Underwater Creative Imaging.

MERMAID FUN

Karen Sweeney
Bokeelia, FLorida 

Second Place: Take Care of It

Alex Varani
Imola, Italy

Third Place: Steampunk Manatee

Karen Sweeney
Bokeelia, FLorida

Honorable Mention: Fata Morgana

Ellen Cuylaerts
Northside, Grand Cayman

NOVICE/POINT & SHOOT:

Bug Eye

Filippo Ioni
Rimini Italy

The Dentist

Walter Bassi
Sesto San Giovanni, Italy

Under Stingray

Giacomo Giovannini
Rimini. Italy

Best-In-Show Prize (Video): The Stan Waterman Award for Excellence in Underwater Videography.

OUR FRAGILE SEAS

TIMOTHY BLANTON
Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
 

 

 

Second Place: LIFE BELOW THE OCEAN WAVES

Diane Randolph
Greenacres, FL

 

Third Place: XIBALBA, THE MAYA UNDERWORLD

Elke Specker
Poway, CA

 

Honorable Mention: FALAYA PROTECTING MANTA RAYS IN MISOOL AND BEYOND

Sharon Wada
Seattle, WA
 

VIDEO SNAPSHOT

REMORA FUN

Diane Randolph
Greenacres, FL

 

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