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DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition 2007

Best of Show by Magnus
Best of Show

PHOTOGRAPHER
Magnus Lundgren

CATEGORY
Animal Behavior
1st Place
Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide are pleased to announced the winners of the 1st annual DEEP Indonesia Underwater Photo Competition. This is the second international competition hosted by Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide, and hosted in association with Indonesia’s first Diving, Adventure Travel and Water sports expo, DEEP Indonesia.  Photographers competed in 7 categories to win premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in the world, photo equipment, dive gear and more! Dive packages included trips to Wakatobi, South Africa, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bali, Palau, Philippines, Grand Cayman and the Red Sea! The contest included a category for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras, and one specifically for Indonesian entrants.
 
Congratulations to all the winners!

All Compact Category entrants received a free lesson courtesy of TheUnderwaterPhotographer.com

As with all Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide competitions, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.

Winners
Compact Cameras
Gold
 by Lawrence Alex Wu  ()
Lawrence Alex Wu

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Silver
 by Lawrence Alex Wu  ()
Lawrence Alex Wu

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Bronze
 by Jurgen Pesch  ()
Jurgen Pesch

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Honorable Mention
 by Sharon Williams  ()
Sharon Williams

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Honorable Mention
 by Roger Carlson  ()
Roger Carlson

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Honorable Mention
 by Steven Trainoff  ()
Steven Trainoff

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Divers
Gold
 by Todd Essick  ()
Todd Essick

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Silver
 by Chris Gug (United States)
Chris Gug
United States

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Bronze
 by Oren Lederman  ()
Oren Lederman

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Honorable Mention
 by Donald Brown ()
Donald Brown

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Animal Portrait
Gold
 by Chip Scarlett  ()
Chip Scarlett

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Silver
 by Yeang Chng  ()
Yeang Chng

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Bronze
 by John Wallis  ()
John Wallis

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Honorable Mention
 by Steven Kovacs (United States)
Steven Kovacs
United States

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Honorable Mention
 by Rick Coleman  ()
Rick Coleman

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Animal Behavior
Gold
 by Magnus Lundgren (Sweden)
Magnus Lundgren
Sweden

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Silver
 by Chris Gug (United States)
Chris Gug
United States

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Bronze
 by Steven Kovacs (United States)
Steven Kovacs
United States

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Honorable Mention
 by Steven Kovacs (United States)
Steven Kovacs
United States

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Reefscapes
Gold
 by Gary Tan  ()
Gary Tan

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Silver
 by Giordano Cipriani  ()
Giordano Cipriani

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Bronze
 by Cor Bosman  ()
Cor Bosman

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Honorable Mention
 by Liz Harlin  ()
Liz Harlin

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Environment and Conservation
Gold
 by Linda Blanchard  ()
Linda Blanchard

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Silver
 by Justin Ebert  ()
Justin Ebert

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Bronze
 by Justin Ebert  ()
Justin Ebert

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Indonesia Residents
Gold
 by Agung Rachwan  ()
Agung Rachwan

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Silver
 by Dianti Andajani  ()
Dianti Andajani

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Bronze
 by Agung Rachwan  ()
Agung Rachwan

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Categories
PHOTOS
Compact Cameras

Any image taken by a point-and-shoot, non-DSLR, non-interchangeable-lens camera.
For the same reason, no entries from scanned slides or DSLRs will be accepted. Although there exist many great underwater images taken by point-and-shoot cameras, it is often difficult for them to compete with DSLRs when it comes to image quality. Thus, digital manipulation is allowed, but as we are not running a digital manipulation contest, you should exercise care in the decisions that you make. Any camera with interchangeable lenses is not considered a compact, so images taken with such cameras must not be entered into this category.

Divers

Any image featuring a scuba diver underwater.

Animal Portrait

Any underwater image featuring a portrait of an animal.

Animal Behavior

Any underwater image featuring animal behavior.

Reefscapes

Any underwater image featuring a wide angle view of a reef.

Environment and Conservation

Topside and underwater images of all kinds, taken by any camera, with a focus on the marine or lake environment and conservation. Subject matter must address a marine or lake-related environmental issue. The goal in this category is to convey a real-world message.

Indonesia Residents

Open to Indonesian residents only

Magnus Lundgren (Pro)
Sweden
7-night live aboard or dive resort trip to Wakatobi or on board the Pelagian, a Patima PL20 Power LED Light, and a signed book from Wyland
Lawrence Alex Wu
Thailand
6-nights / 5 days diving in Vietnam with Rainbow Divers and Sunrise Beach Resort, a Patima D80 Housing Body & 60mm Flat port X1 and a PL20 Power LED Light, and a signed book from Wyland
Agung Djaja Rachwan (Pro)
Indonesia
6-nights / 5 days diving in Vietnam with Rainbow Divers and Sunrise Beach Resort, Nocturnal Lights SLX Aiming Light, and a signed book from Wyland
Gary Tan Yew Hin Tan
Malaysia
7-night South African dive safari with Dive South Africa / Kwamnandi Lodge, and an Ikelite flashlight
Todd Essick (Pro)
USA
7-nights diving in Sulawesi at Minahasa Lagoon Dive & Tours Club
John “Chip” Scarlett
USA
6-days diving in Malaysia at Layang Layang Resort
Linda Blanchard
USA
7-day dive trip to Scuba Seraya in Bali, Indonesia.
Christopher Guglielmo (Pro)
USA
5 n / 3 d diving, 1 d kayaking in Palau with Sam’s Tours and West Plaza Hotels
Justin Ebert
USA
7-days diving in Cebu, Phillippines with Seaquest Dive Center
Giordano Cipriani
Italy
4 Nights / 3 days diving for 2 people in Grand Cayman with Dive Tech @ Cobalt Coast
Yeang Chng
USA
7-day live aboard to the Red Sea with Emperor Divers
Dianti Andajani (Pro)
Indonesia
A pair of INON Z-240 Strobes
Steven Kovacs
USA
Fluorescent Kit & Torch from Night Sea
Cor Bosman
The Netherlands
Wetsuit and rash guard from Radiator Wetsuits
Oren Lederman
Israel
Patima PL65 Power LED Light, and a Radiator Rash Guard
John Davis Wallis
UK
Patima PL65 Power LED Light
Jurgen Pesch
Phillippines
Set of Ikelite flashlights
Liz Harlin, Donald Thomas Brown, Rick Coleman, Steven Trainoff, Pasquale Vassallo, Roger Carlson, Sharon Willimas Ikelite Flashlights
Competition Judges
PHOTO JUDGES
Eric Cheng Eric Cheng is an underwater photographer who has become known around the world for his expertise in underwater imaging. He has meticulously documented his travels around the world, and has been published in numerous publications, both in print and on the web. In 2003, Eric was awarded a prestigious Antibes Festival award for his work with Wetpixel.com, the Antibes underwater imaging web site of the year, and in 2005, he won a category in the prestigious Nature's Best Magazine photo competition, which has placed some of his work in the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Eric also leads trips and has given workshops and seminars in locations around the world.

Eric owns and runs Wetpixel.com, the premiere online resource for underwater photographers. Hosting over 6,150 registered underwater photographers internationally, Wetpixel's friendly community offers breaking news, reviews, features, community forums, image galleries, photo contests, photo expeditions, and more.

Eric's underwater images can be found on personal website: http://echeng.com/travel/

David Espinosa David Espinosa is the Editor of Scuba Diver Australasia (scubadiveraustralasia.com), the official publication of the PADI Diving Society in Asia Pacific. Though he prefers shooting video to still photography, he has a keen eye for what makes a great underwater photograph: With 18 years in the dive industry, he has seen thousands of spectacular underwater images, and has been a judge for numerous competitions. David has authored a guidebook to diving southeast Asia, and has published hundreds of articles on everything from destinations, equipment, and profiles on the world’s top dive celebrities and underwater photographers.






Berkley White

Berkley White is a leading expert in the field of underwater photography and digital image processing. As a professional photographer and instructor, he shares his in-field photographic techniques and digital methods through a series of select travel events each year. Berkley is the founder of Backscatter in Monterey, California, the largest specialty underwater photographic supplier in the US, and is the organizer of international photographic events such as the Digital Shootout.