Blue Shark: Winner of University of Miami Underwater Photo Contest
April 17, 2014
A panel of experts, including photographer and UM lecturer Myron Wang, underwater photographer Nicole Wang and Rosenstiel School Marine Biology & Fisheries Scientist Dr. Michael Schmale judged the photos which came from 20 countries and 11 U.S. states. Awards were given in four categories: Macro, Fish or Marine Animal Portrait, Wide Angle, and Best Overall submission. The School also recognized the Best UM Student Photo, which was of an Atlantic Sailfish, Istiophorus Platypterus of Isla Mujeres Mexico shot by Laura Rock.
The underwater photography contest is held annually, and is open to all amateur photographers who earn no more than 20 percent of their income from their photography. To view the winners of this year’s contest, visit http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/outreach/underwater-photography/2014-winners/The ‘Best Overall’ prize is a trip on Blackbeard’s Cruises departing from Freeport, Bahamas. This year’s ‘Best UM Student Photos’ were sponsored by Divers Direct.
Winners listed by category, and location where photo was shot:
2014 Underwater Photo Contest Winners Overall Winner Filippo Borghi, Portugal Macro Alberto Galluci, Capo Noli, Italy Pietro Cremone, Mabul Island, Malaysia Pietro Formis, Grotta di Byron, Italy Fish or Marine Animal Portrait Tony Barros, Anilao Pier, Philippines Ng Ching Joyce, NE Coast, Taiwan Filippo Borghi, Galapagos, Ecuador Wide-angle Peter Allinson, Cancun, Mexico Montse Grillo, Tenerife, Spain Filippo Borghi, Giglio Island, Italy UM Student Laura Rock, Isla Mujeres, Mexico Austin Gallagher, Bimini, Bahamas Alohi Nakachi, Kona Coast of the Big Island, Hawaii
About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.rsmas.miami.edu.