Here are the results (see my blog of April 11, 2012) of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science underwater photography contest. Some of you may have voted for the “Fun Favorite” category entry online.
Congratulations to Todd Mintz of Canada whose entry won first place in the Macro category!
Headshield sea slug, Chelidonura hirundinina — St. Thomas USVI Ximena Olds, local Key Biscayne resident, has been named “Best Overall” winner of our 2012 Underwater Photography Contest. Olds captured an orange headshield sea slug with a beautiful green seagrass background in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This year’s newest category was the online “Fan Favorite,” where the winner was determined by an online voting poll. The winner was Todd Aki, receiving nearly half of the 1,221 online votes, capturing a very colorful jellyfish.
Macro 3rd Place
Marcello DiFrancesco, Italy
Emperor shrimp, Periclimenes imperator
Wide-angle 1st Place
Mark Fuller, Israel
Lionfish, Pterois sp
Eilat, Israel, Red Sea
Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
Rockford Draper, Texas
Paddle flap Rhinopias, Rhinopias eschmeyeri
Posted on April 19, 2012 byRSMAS
Link to RSMAS’ slideshow of winning entries – a must see!