Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography Contest: 2011 Winners

Best Overall
Tobias Friedrich, Germany
Two gobies ( Bryaninops natans) — MarsaAlam, Egypt


Macro 1st Place
Michael Gallagher, United Kingdom
Pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus bargibanti

Macro 2nd Place
Jordi Benitez, Spain
Nudibranch, Cratena peregrina
Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain

Macro 3rd Place
Erika Antoniazzo, Malaysia
Nudibranchand mantis shrimp
Serayabeach, Bali, Indonesia

Wide-angle 1st Place
Luc Rooman, Belgium
Mating cuttlefish — Oosterschelde, Holland

Wide-angle 2nd Place
David Barrio Colongues, Spain
Sting ray and cardinal fish
Mogan, Gran Canaria, Spain


Wide-angle 3rd Place
Jackie Campbell, Ireland
Barracuda — Sudanese Red Sea

Fish or Marine Animal Portrait 1st Place
Steven Kovacs, Florida
Jellyfish — Lake Worth Lagoon, Riviera Beach, Florida

Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
2nd Place

Susan Mears, Florida
Web Burrfish, Chilomycterus antillarum
Lake Worth Lagoon, Riviera Beach, FL

Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
3rd Place

Luc Rooman, Belgium
Frog at the surface of a lake — Belgium

Best Student Entry
Laura Rock, Florida
Orange spotted filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris
YasawasIslands, Fiji

Student 2nd Place
Laura Rock, Florida
Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Student 3rd Place
Laura Rock, Florida
Blue striped cleaner wrasse cleaning an Emperor Angelfish,
Pomacanthus imperator – Yasawas Islands, Fiji