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UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST RESULTS

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! 

Best Overall
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 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

Best Student Entry
Kyra Hartog
Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Nudibranch, Cratena peregrina
Chalkidiki, Greece

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

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

Posted on April 19, 2012 byRSMAS

Link to RSMAS’ slideshow of winning entries – a must see!

http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/outreach/underwater-photography/2012-winners/#!facebox[uw]/11/

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VOTE NOW – FAVORITE UNDERWATER PHOTO CONTEST

University of Miami 2012 Underwater Photo Contest announced  new category,”Fan favorite” – allows online users to vote (link provided at end of blog)

Each spring, the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science hosts an underwater photography contest open to amateur photographers.

 

 Since its inception in 2005, the contest has drawn several thousand entrants from across the globe. This year the contest will include a “Fan Favorite” category in which users can vote online.

 

Photographs are divided in three separate categories: Fish or Marine Animal Portrait, Macro, Wide Angle, and the School will also recognize the best UM Student Submission and the Best Overall submission.

The top prize is a trip on Blackbeard’s Cruises, departing from Freeport, Bahamas. (Trip prizes do not include gratuities, port taxes, Bahamas Underwater National Park Fees, gear rental, etc., and are subject to availability.)

There will also be monetary awards for those finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of the categories.

The underwater photography contest is open to all amateur photographers who earn no more than 20 percent of their income from photography.

The winners will be announced this year at the Rosenstiel School’s popular Sea Secrets Lecture on April 18. During this free lecture, Stan Waterman, one of the true pioneers in the shark diving community, will share some mind-blowing tales as well as clips from his extraordinary marine life videos that have garnered five Emmy¨ Awards.

You can vote once per day. Voting ends at 11:59pm on Sunday April 8th, 2012. Comment below on why your favorite photo should win! Read more about our Annual Underwater Photography Contest here.

 Links: 

 –  online voting

http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/blog/tag/underwater-photography-contest/

 – Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science –

www.rsmas.miami.edu.