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Beneath The Sea 2011 International Imaging Competition Winners

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Beneath The Sea is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of the BTS 2011 International Imaging Competition.

 

The BTS International Imaging Competition is open to underwater photographers and videographers throughout the world. Beneath The Sea is a federally tax-exempt (501©(3)) organization incorporated as not-for-profit in the State of New York and all proceeds from the Imaging Competition go to further BTS’s goals to (1) provide continuing education to the recreational diver community, (2) educate the public in the benefits of protecting the ocean environment and (3) support ocean and environment related projects and charities. A special thanks to our 2011 contributors who are listed at http://beneaththesea.org/BTS_Sponsors.html

 

The Best in Show-Underwater Photography receives the David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography – Grand Prize is a ten night stay at Wakatobi Dive Resort in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia including all meals and diving. This year's winner is Flying Fish, Keri Wilk, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

 

GENERAL

1. WWII Japanese Fighter, Lucas Price , Seattle, WA

HON Fisheye Macro, Patrick Nuemann , Niederkassel, Germany

HON Sperm Whale Smile, Scott Portelli, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

MARINE LIFE

1 Beluga, Patrick Torresan, Chatillon (Aosta), Italy

2 Squid Party, Christopher Guglielmo, Miami Lakes, FL

3 Flying Octopus, Elmer Yu, Wilmington, DE

HON Grinning Gator, Andrew Sallmon, San Diego, CA

HON Dwarf Minke Whale, Matt Curnock, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

HON Seal In Kelp, Adam Hanlon, Heysham, Lancashire, UK

HON Family Portrait, Rinie Luykx, Sint Willebrord, Noord Brabant, Netherlands

HON Guadalupe Grande, Erin Quigley, Los Angeles, CA

 

MACRO/CLOSEUP

1 Togetherness, Tobias Friedrich, Wiesbaden, Germany

2 Follow me, Eeckhaut Luc, Rumbeke, Belgium

3 Mr. Goby, De Neef Steve, Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium

HON Gambero della Nacchera, Gabriele Donati, Siena, Italy

HON Pegasus, Matthias Blaettler, Quartino, Switzerland

HON Sargassum Frogfish Reflection, Christopher Guglielmo, Miami Lakes, FL

HON The Golden Stare, Csaba Tokolyi, Budapest, Hungry

 

UNDERWATER BEHAVIOR

1. Jelly Rider, Dany Weinberg, Eilat, Israel

2 The Hunt, Eeckhaut Luc, Rumbeke, Belgium

3 Carwash, Eeckhaut Luc, Rumbeke, Belgium

HON Threesome, Markus Roth, Pulheim, Germany

HON Adam Duszczyk, Warsaw, Poland

HON Love Story, Kaido Haagen, Leppneeme, Estonia

HON Choco No Sushy, Mario Serodio, Azeitao, Portugal

HON Grouper wih Grunt, Michael Whitlow, New York, New York

 

CONSERVATION

1 Sings Of Fight, Claudio Gazzaroli, Ascona Switzerland

2 The Corals Nightmare, Guillaume Roland, Montigny Le Bretonneux, France

HON Hooked, Wayne MacWilliams, Jupiter, FL

HON Shark Wrap, Don Hughes, Stewartville, MN

HON Reef Shark Hook, Constance Zeckendorf, New York, NY

 

NOVICE/POINT & SHOOT

1 Barracuda Shoal, Leena Roy , Basingstoke, Hants United Kingdom

2 Manatee, Leena Roy , Basingstoke, Hants United Kingdom

3 Feather Duster Worm Radioles, Donna Goodwin, Birmingham, AL

HON Black Grouper and Yellow Sponges, Donna Goodwin, Birmingham, AL

 

The Best in Show-Underwater Creative Photography receives the Jim Church award for excellence in underwater creative photography – Grand Prize is a week aboard either the The Bilikiki or The Spirit of the Solomons in the Solomon Islands. This year's winner is Bait Attack, Heru Suryoko, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

 

2 Dugongo Elephantus, Thomas Heckmann, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

 

The Best in Show-Videography receives the Stan Waterman award for excellence in underwater video – Grand Prize is a live-aboard trip on the Nai’a in Fiji. This year's winner is Dutch Estuary. Edward A. M. Snijders, Nuth, the Netherlands

 

2. Deep Blue, Walter Marti, Mission Viejo, CA

3. Circle of Life, Simon Spear, Surrey, England

Honorable Mention: Chivarly, Elly Wray, Murietta, CA

 

Video Snapshot:

1. Frogfish Predation , Ng Eng Lock , Singapore, Singapore

HON: Jelly the Turtle, Ellly Wray, Murietta, CA

 

The winning images can be seen at

http://beneaththesea.org/photo_contest_2011.html (The videos will be up in a day or two).

 

The 35th Annual Beneath The Sea Dive Exposition will take place March 25, 26 and 27, 2011 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey – 10 minutes from Manhattan. Further information can be found on Beneath The Sea's internet web site:

http://www.BeneathTheSea.org

 

Bob Schrager

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Congrats to all the winners!

 

I´m pretty happy with my honorable mention! :-)

 

Cheers

 

Markus

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Oh look, a picture of a free swimming Pegasus Sea Moth!! :)

 

Oh well, at least it's just an honorable mention.

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Oh look, a picture of a free swimming Pegasus Sea Moth!! :)

 

Oh well, at least it's just an honorable mention.

It was only a fifth at LAUPS but here we go again.

Bill

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It was only a fifth at LAUPS but here we go again.

Bill

 

It breaks the rules of no manipulating the subject.

 

Perhaps the judges need to read Wetpixel more often.

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Please be advised that the First Place, Marine Life, image, "Beluga, Patrick Torresan" has been disqualifed.

 

Bob Schrager

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Please be advised that the First Place, Marine Life, image, "Beluga, Patrick Torresan" has been disqualifed.

 

Bob Schrager

 

Why so? Is it taken in captivity?

 

Cheers

Karel

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Hi Karel,

 

I believe that there is a dispute over the ownership of the photograph.

 

Adam

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Hi Karel,

 

I believe that there is a dispute over the ownership of the photograph.

 

Adam

 

I see. Sad to hear...

 

Cheers

Karel

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