Full results of Our World Underwater 2011

The results of the Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide Our World Underwater (OWU) competition were announced at the OWU show in Chicago, IL last weekend. Thousands of entries from novice to professional photographers from 19 countries competed in the sixth annual “Superbowl” of international underwater imagery. This year over $75,000 of world-class prizes were awarded.

Congratulations to Anatoly Beloshchin from Russia who won Best of Show for his 1st place image from the new Commercial, Conceptual and Fashion category. Public voting was held during the show for the crowd’s favorite image, with Canon kindly donating a camera body for the most-voted. This was won by Uwe Schmolke for his image “Prying eyes.” Of course, further congratulations to the many Wetpixel members featured in the results.

The winners were announced live on stage during the Our World Underwater film festival. The winning images are on the following pages and the winning videos will also be broadcast as episodes on the iTunes-featured DiveFilm HD Podcast Video. As with all UnderwaterCompetition.com events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.

This page: Macro Unrestricted.
Page 2: Commercial, Conceptual and Fashion. (Warning NWS-some nudity.)
Page 3: Macro Traditional.
Page 4: Super Macro Traditional.
Page 5: Wide-Angle Traditional and Unrestricted.
Page 6: Novice.
Page 7: Compact: Wide-Angle and Macro.
Page 8: Video (Winning videos not embedded yet. Please check back soon.)

Macro Unrestricted.

Gold and People’s Choice Award.
People’s Choice Award prize kindly donated by Canon.

Uwe Schmolke. “Prying eyes”. Location: Indonesia.


Scarus sp. - Periclimenes sp. - Raiatea Polynésie française
Fabien Michenet, French Polynesia. “Parrotfish and shrimp”. Location: Raiatea, French polynesia.


Christian Loader, Indonesia. “The Dragon Stare”. Location: South Australia.

Honorable Mention.

EunJae Im, South Korea. “Garden eel closeup”. Location: Dauin, Philippines.

Wayne MacWilliams, United States. “Star is Born”. Location: Bonaire.