Underwater Photography

2016 Winners


Best Overall
Beth Watson
Mangroves and Orbicular Batfish (Platax orbicularis)
Raja Ampat, Indonesia


 


Macro 1st Place
Lau Tsz On
Bigmouth Triple Fins on Sea Pen (Helcogramma sp. on Virgularia sp.)
Tulamben, Bali


Macro 2nd Place
Richard Fluck
Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus)
Lembeh Strait, Indonesia


Macro 3rd Place
Judy Townsend
Jellyfish (hydromedusa)
West Palm Beach, Florida


Honorable Mention Macro
Flavio Vailati
Ghost Shrimp (Pariambus typicus)
Capo Noli, Savona, Italy



Wide-angle 1st Place
Michael Gallagher
Tall-fin Batfish Juveniles (Platax teira)
Raja Ampat, Indonesia


Wide-angle 2nd Place
Miguel Pereira
Dusky Grouper (Epinephelus marginatus)
Madeira Island, Portugal

 


Wide-angle 3rd Place
Beth Watson
Schooling Bigeye Scad (Selar crumenophthalmus)
Raja Ampat, Indonesia



Fish or Marine Animal Portrait 1st Place
Richard Fluck
Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus)
Lembeh Strait, Indonesia


Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
2nd Place

Maurizio Pasi
Mauve Stinger(Plagia noctiluca)
Capo Noli, Savona, Italy


Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
3rd Place

Beth Watson
Frogfish (Antennariidae)
Puerto Galera, Philippines


Fish or Marine Animal Portrait Honorary Mention
Michael Gallagher
Sohal Surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal)
Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt



Best Student Entry
David Goldstein
Caribbean Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea)
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos


Student 2nd Place
Ana Palacio
Giant Hawkfish (Cirrhitus rivulatus)
Gorgona Island, Colombia


Student 3rd Place
Christopher Schenker
Shallow Coral
Egyptian Red Sea


Honorable Mention Student
Jeffrey Palumbo
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Malapascua, Philippines