Underwater Photography

2017 Winners



Best Overall
Marchione Giacomo
Black-Saddle Snake Eel (Ophichthus cephalozona)
being cleaned by a cleaner shrimp (Periclimenes venustus)
Indonesia



1st Place – Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
Jawfish, family: Opistognathidae
Andrew Delano
Philippines



2nd Place – Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)
Ryan Nelson
Crystal River, Florida



3rd Place – Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
Giant Manta (Manta birostris) with golden trevally (Gnathodon speciosus)
Marchione Giacomo
Raja Ampat, Indonesia



Honorable Mention – Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
Graysby (Cephalopholis cruentata) with cleaner shrimp
Tony Cherbas
Florida



1st Place – Wide Angle
Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), with yellow remoras, family: Echeneidae
Marchione Giacomo
South Atoll, Maldives


2nd Place – Wide Angle
Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas)
Tony Cherbas
Riviera Beach, Florida


3rd Place – Wide Angle
School of longfin batfish (Platax teira)
Massimo Giorgetta
Indonesia


Honorable Mention – Wide Angle
No species – over/under of reef/sunset
Massimo Giorgetta
Papau New Guinea



1st Place – Macro
Nudibranch on gorgonian (Tritonia hamnerorum)
Jerome Israel
Florida Keys


2nd Place – Macro
juvenile flying fish, (family: Exocoetidae)
Riviera Beach
Steven Kovacs
Riviera Beach, Florida


3rd Place – Macro
Formosa egg cowrie (Cuspivolva formosa)
Dragos Dumitrescu
Lembeh,Indonesia


Honorable Mention – Macro
Soft coral porcelain crab (Lissoporcellana nakasonei)
Massimo Giorgetta
Indonesia



1st Place – University of Miami Student
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Joslen Beitel
Galapagos


2nd Place – University of Miami Student
Chain moray eel (Echidna catenata)
Kevin Schauer
Curaçao, Netherland Antilles


3rd Place University of Miami Student
Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea)
Rebecca Kraut
Key Largo, Florida


Honorable Mention – University of Miami Student
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Joslen Beitel
Galapagos