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“Atlantic Spotted Dolphins”
Mirrorless Wide-Angle, 1st Place. Eugene Kitsios.
Shot in Bimini, Bahamas with Olympus E-M1 Camera
Reefscapes, 2nd Place. Tobias Friedrich.
Shot in Red Sea, Egypt with Canon 1DX Mark II
Supermacro, 2nd Place. Wayne Jones.
Shot in Anilao, Philippines with Canon 5D Mark IV
Oceanic Manta Ray
Novice DSLR, 1st Place. Alvin Cheung.
Shot it Socorro, Mexico with Nikon D810 Camera
Galapagos Sealion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Mirrorless Wide-Angle, 3rd Place. Pier Main.
Shot in Galapagos Island with Olympus E-M1 Mark II Camera
“Red on Green”
Coral Goby on Coral
Macro, 2nd Place. Kate Tinson.
Shot in North Sulawesi, Indonesia with Olympus TG4
“Foggy Morning in Adams River”
Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)
Cold Water, 5th Place. Eiko Jones.
Shot in British Columbia, Canada with Nikon D800e Camera
Cuttlefish (Sepiola sp.)
Macro, 3rd Place. Fabio Iardino.
Shot in Trieste Gulf, Italy with Nikon D850
Yellowtail clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii) oxygenating its eggs
Mirrorless Behavior, 1st Place. Fabrice Dudenhofer.
Shot in Amami Oshima Island, Japan with Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
“Sheep on the Shot”
Nudibranchs, Honorable Mention. Chun Ho Tam.
Shot in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia with Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
“3 Baby Seahorses”
Big-belly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)
Mirrorless Macro, 1st Place. Steven Walsh.
Shot in Blairgowrie Pier, Victoria, Australia with Sony A7III Camera
Participants could select from 16 different categories, including a new Underwater Art section.
Hypselodoris bullocki nudibranch
Underwater art, 1st Place. Bruno Van Saen.
Shot in Bali, Indonesia with Nikon D810 Camera
“Discovering the Hidden Face of Yucatan”
Freediver in Cenote
Underwater Art, 3rd Place. Guillaume Néry.
Shot in Yucatan, Mexico with Sony A7R II Camera
“Two Inquisitive Friends”
Australian sea lion pups.
Wide Angle, 3rd Place. Celia Kujala.
Shot in Jurien Bay Marine Park, Western Australia, Australia with Nikon D500
Croc in the Mist”
Portrait, 2rd Place. Christina Barringer.
Shot in Banco Chinchorro, Mexico with Canon 6D Camera
Spotted Ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei)
Portrait, 1st Place. Claudio Zori.
Shot in Hurst Island, Canada with Nikon D300S
Supermacro, 1st Place. Edison So.
Shot in Anilao, Philippines with Canon 5D Mark III
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