San Francisco, Calif., October 1st, 2008 - Conservation International, in cooperation with the Coral Reef Alliance and Wetpixel.com, are pleased to announce the winning photo for the 2009 Raja Ampat entrance tag design contest.
After three weeks of public voting, Marcio Lisa won first place in the 2009 Raja Ampat Tourism Entry Tag Contest with his dramatic silhouette of a manta ray. In second place was Marli Wakeling’s portrait of a squid, and in third, a split image of a small island with a school of fish beneath the surface of the water.
Manta Ray Silhouette, by Marcio Lisa1st place, 2009 Raja Ampat Tourism Entry Tag Contest
Marcio will receive an 7-day, all-inclusive diving package at Papua Diving’s Kri Resort in Raja Ampat. The two runners up will each receive a copy of the fabulous, soon-to-be-released book, “Raja Ampat through the lens of ...”, which includes contributions from 10 of the world’s leading underwater photographers.
All contributors and supporters of the 2009 Raja Ampat entrance tag design contest are commended for their support and submissions.
The contest finalists and winning photos can be seen at the contest results page
Indonesia Marine Program Coordinator
For more information about Raja Ampat please see www.diverajaampat.org.