Results: Our World Underwater 2015 Photo

Results: Our World Underwater 2015

The results of the 2015 Our World Underwater photography contest have been announced. Jointly hosted by Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide, the winners will share some $50,000 in prizes and the kudos of being placed in the world’s premier underwater imaging contest. Congratulations to Anthony Berberian for his stunning winning image which won the Macro Unrestricted category and was awarded Best in Show. Similarly, congratulations to all the winners, particularly to the many members of the Wetpixel community in the placings.

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RIP Dr. Eugenie Clark Photo

RIP Dr. Eugenie Clark

Dr. Eugenie Clark, explorer and scientist, has died at home in Sarasota, Florida, aged 92. Best known as “The Shark Lady”, she was a pioneering marine biologist, diver and environmental campaigner. She once summed up her philosophy: “Love fish. Love sharks. Keep the water and their habitats as clean and protected as possible”. The Wetpixel community would like to send their thoughts and prayers to Dr Clark’s family and friends. The world has lost a true ocean spirit, and she will be both sorely missed and fondly remembered.

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Last few days: DEEP Indonesia 2015 Photo

Last few days: DEEP Indonesia 2015

The 2015 DEEP Indonesia contest is now entering its last few days for entries. Together with the now-closed Our World Underwater, it will distribute over $90,000 worth of prizes to winners in 6 categories. Your entries must be with the organisers by 27 February.

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Video:  Barracuda vortex and lots of little Nemos Photo

Video:  Barracuda vortex and lots of little Nemos

Earthtouch has posted a video from the Indonesian National Park of Wakatobi on Hoga Island in their weekly Wild Oceans series. The footage shows the health of the reefs in the area, schooling chevron barracuda (Sphyraena qenie), a family of Western clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) and large numbers of reticulated dascllus (Dascyllus reticulatus) around the coral heads.

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