Underwater Photography

2012 Winners


Best Overall
Ximena Olds , Florida
Headshield sea slug, Chelidonura hirundinina — St. Thomas, USVI



Fan Favorite
Todd Aki, Florida
Sea nettle Chrysaora quinquecirrh taken on an early morning shore dive off the Breakwater
Monterey, California, USA


 

Macro 1st Place
Todd Mintz, Canada
Yellownose gobies, Elacatinus randalli, in bolder brain coral — Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean


Macro 2nd Place
Davide Lopresti, Italy
Porcelain crab, Porcellanella sp. on feathery sea pen
Komodo National Park, Indonesia


Macro 3rd Place
Marcello DiFrancesco, Italy
Emperor shrimp, Periclimenes imperator
Ambon, Indonesia



Wide-angle 1st Place
Mark Fuller, Israel
Lionfish, Pterois sp
Eilat, Israel, Red Sea


Wide-angle 2nd Place
Matt Potenski, New Jersey
Red mangroves, Rhizophora mangle
South Bimini, Bahamas

 


Wide-angle 3rd Place
Bill Lamp’l, Florida
Soft corals and scalefin anthias, Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Bligh Water, Fiji



Fish or Marine Animal Portrait 1st Place
Douglas A. Kahle, Florida
Juvenile sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus — Dominica


Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
2nd Place

Rockford Draper, Texas
Paddle flap Rhinopias, Rhinopias eschmeyeri
Bali, Indonesia


Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
3rd Place

Nicholas Samaras, Greece
Nudibranch, Cratena peregrina
Chalkidiki, Greece



Best Student Entry
Kyra Hartog
Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Isla Mujeres, Mexico


Student 2nd Place
Phillip Gillette, Florida
Harlequin shrimp, Hymenocera picta
Similan Islands, Thailand


Student 3rd Place
Austin Gallagher, Florida
Juvenile tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, and lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris
Bahamas