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DEEP Indonesia 2015

Best of Show by Acevedo
Best of Show

PHOTOGRAPHER
Acevedo Eduardo

CATEGORY
Animal Portrait
1st Place

The annual DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition has grown to be one of the most prestigious and competitive of its kind. As part of the Underwater Competition Series, the contest is organized by DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel. This year’s competition received thousands of entries vying for the chance to win more than $40,000 in travel and equipment prizes.

Congratulations to Eduardo Acevedo, who took home the Best in Show award for a stunning image of a fish captured in the tentacles of a man-o’-war. This image, and all the other winning photos, can be viewed right here on UnderwaterCompetition.com, as well as at the DEEP Indonesia Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Thanks again to our talented judging panel, including Daniel Botelho, Andy Brandy Casagrande, Abi Smigel Mullens, and Joseph Tepper. As with all Underwater Competition contests, 15% of proceeds will be donated directly to marine conservation efforts.

Winners
Compact Cameras
Gold
Now you see me... now you don't. by Dragos Dumitrescu (Romania)
Dragos Dumitrescu
Romania

"Now you see me... now you don't."
Location: Indonesia
Silver
Hi! by Stephen Holinski (Canada)
Stephen Holinski
Canada

"Hi!"
Location: Hornby Island, British Columbia
Bronze
Bug Trio by Stephen Holinski (Canada)
Stephen Holinski
Canada

"Bug Trio"
Location: Gods Pocket, British Columbia
Honorable Mention
Blenny by ABIMAEL MARQUEZ (Puerto Rico)
ABIMAEL MARQUEZ
Puerto Rico

"Blenny"
Location: Crash Boat, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Divers
Gold
Elisabeth by Luc Eeckhaut (Belgium)
Luc Eeckhaut
Belgium

"Elisabeth"
Location: Maldives
Silver
Angelita by Fabrice GUERIN (France)
Fabrice GUERIN
France

"Angelita"
Location: MEXICO
Bronze
Into the black by Klas Malmberg (Sweden)
Klas Malmberg
Sweden

"Into the black"
Location: Väderöarna, Sweden
Honorable Mention
Altitude 1890M by gang song ()
gang song

"Altitude 1890M"
Location: Switzerland
Animal Portrait
Gold
Open Ocean by Acevedo Eduardo (Spain)
Acevedo Eduardo
Spain

"Open Ocean"
Location: Tenerife
Silver
BLACK by Acevedo Eduardo (Spain)
Acevedo Eduardo
Spain

"BLACK"
Location: Tenerife
Bronze
Muppet Show by David Salvatori (Italy)
David Salvatori
Italy

"Muppet Show"
Location: Abetone (PT), Italy
Honorable Mention
Tubastrea sp. Composite by Idell  Conaway ()
Idell Conaway

"Tubastrea sp. Composite"
Location: Anilao, Philippines
Animal Behavior
Gold
The Kingfisher by Petar Sabol ()
Petar Sabol

"The Kingfisher"
Location: Croatia
Silver
Glaucus Atlanticus by Acevedo Eduardo (Spain)
Acevedo Eduardo
Spain

"Glaucus Atlanticus"
Location: Tenerife
Bronze
Back For More by Chase Darnell ()
Chase Darnell

"Back For More"
Location: Grand Cayman
Honorable Mention
Frogfish by Borut Furlan  (Slovenia)
Borut Furlan
Slovenia

"Frogfish"
Location: Indonesia
Reefscapes
Gold
Explosion of life and color. by Alfonso Exposito (Spain)
Alfonso Exposito
Spain

"Explosion of life and color."
Location: Red Sea
Silver
fireworks by Adriano Morettin (Italy)
Adriano Morettin
Italy

"fireworks"
Location: Gulf of Naples, Tirrenian Sea, Italy.
Bronze
Vortex by Ellen Cuylaerts (Belgium)
Ellen Cuylaerts
Belgium

"Vortex"
Location: Grand Cayman
Honorable Mention
Serenity by Shane  Gross (Canada)
Shane Gross
Canada

"Serenity"
Location: Eleuthera, Bahamas
Surf
Gold
Rocket Man by Rodney Bursiel (United States)
Rodney Bursiel
United States

"Rocket Man"
Location: North Shore, Oahu Hawaii
Silver
Waimea Shore Break by Rodney Bursiel (United States)
Rodney Bursiel
United States

"Waimea Shore Break"
Location: Waimea Bay, Hawaii
Bronze
Blinded the Light by Andrew Raak (United States)
Andrew Raak
United States

"Blinded the Light"
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Honorable Mention
Liquidised by Chris Eyre-Walker ()
Chris Eyre-Walker

"Liquidised"
Location: Dee Why Beach NSW Australia
Categories
PHOTOS
Compact Cameras

Underwater images of all kinds, taken by point 'n shoot, non-SLR digital cameras. In this category, no entries from scanned slides or digital SLRs will be accepted. Although there exist many great underwater images taken by point 'n shoot cameras, it is often difficult for them to compete with SLRs when it comes to image quality. In this category, digital manipulation is allowed, but as we are not running a digital manipulation contest, you should exercise care in the decisions that you make. Please note that any camera with interchangeable lenses is not considered a compact, and should not be submitted into this category

Divers

Best 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.

Surf

Any image featuring a wave or surfer, shot while in the water.

Competition Judges
PHOTO JUDGES
Abi Smigel Mullens

Abi Smigel Mullens is the associate editor of Wetpixel, a premiere online underwater photography community and website. She is also a freelance underwater photographer and writer that has been published in many popular scuba diving magazines.
In addition to shooting wildlife underwater, Abi specializes in children's underwater portraits and runs her own company, Sea Star Underwater Portraits. She is based in the San Francisco bay area and offers this service to clients and swim schools up and down the California coast.

Andy Brandy Casagrande

Andy Brandy Casagrande IV aka (ABC4) is a two-time Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, field producer, and television presenter specializing in adventure and wildlife documentaries around the world.

Daniel Botelho

Daniel Botelho is an award winning photojournalist that specializes in underwater photography. His work can be seen in more than a hundred advertising campaigns. Daniel’ s connection with nature dates back to his childhood, as he grew up in between the sea and the rainforest, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nowadays Daniel contributes to several publications, in more than twenty countries. Concerned with the devastation of the earth’s oceans, Daniel has become a warrior for whales and sharks which are being massacred through unsustainable practices which if left unstopped will  lead to the extinction of these animals.

Joseph Tepper

Joseph Tepper is a photojournalist specializing in nature, travel and underwater photography. His work takes him across the globe from Indonesia to the Galápagos. His images and articles from these travels have been featured in numerous publications, such as Scuba Diving, Sport Diver, Scuba Diver Australasia, California Diver, and NYU’s Baedeker Travel Magazine. Joseph’s awards include Young Underwater Photographer of the Year sponsored by Rolex (2012), Cayman Free Press top photographer (2011), and an honorable mention at the World Festival of Underwater Photography (2013). Joseph is the Editor of DivePhotoGuide.com.