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DEEP Indonesia 2010

Best of Show by Magnus
Best of Show

PHOTOGRAPHER
Magnus Lundgren

CATEGORY
Divers
1st Place

4TH ANNUAL DEEP INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER PHOTO COMPETITION

HOSTED BY DIVEPHOTOGUIDE & WETPIXEL

WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!

DivePhotoGuide.com and Wetpixel.com are proud to announce the winners of the 4th annual DEEP Indonesia international underwater photography & video competition. The competition is in held in association with DEEP & Extreme Indonesia and part of a unique joint series of international underwater photography competitions, with world-class prizes, esteemed judges, and significant global media support.  

Photographers from around the world competed in seven themed categories to win over $35,000 in prizes. Winners represented eleven countries. A formal statement from the judges will be posted soon. Congratulations to the winners.

Prizes include dive travel packages to some of the top underwater photography destinations in Indonesia and beyond, and underwater photography equipment. Indonesia trips include Bali, Triton Bay, Komodo, Lembeh, Manado, and Raja Ampat. Additional dive packages include Papua New Guinea and The Bahamas. The competition included a category for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras, and one specifically for Indonesian entrants.

The winners were on display at a special exhibit during the DEEP & Extreme Indonesia expo in Jakarta Indonesia, March 12 -14, 2010. Winning images will also be published by supporting print and online media partners worldwide.

Esteemed judges included leading professional underwater photographers, and magazine editors: Eric Cheng, Dietmar Fuchs, Diego Garcia, and Tony Wu..

As with all Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide competitions, 15% of proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.

Congratulations again to all of the winners!

(All images and a complete prize distribution list are below)



Winners
Compact Cameras
Gold
Mantis Shrimp with Eggs by Stephen Holinski (Canada)
Stephen Holinski
Canada

"Mantis Shrimp with Eggs"
Location: Anilao, Philippines
Silver
Are you looking at me? by John Hill (United Kingdom)
John Hill
United Kingdom

"Are you looking at me?"
Location: Sipadan, Borneo, Malaysia
Bronze
Blue Ribbon Eel by Andy Chan (Indonesia)
Andy Chan
Indonesia

"Blue Ribbon Eel"
Location: Tulamben - Bali
Honorable Mention
Tired Frogfish by Stephen Holinski (Canada)
Stephen Holinski
Canada

"Tired Frogfish"
Location: Anilao, Philippines
Honorable Mention
Snowball by William Goodwin (United States)
William Goodwin
United States

"Snowball"
Location: Bonaire
Divers
Gold
Continental trench by Magnus Lundgren (Sweden)
Magnus Lundgren
Sweden

"Continental trench"
Location: Silfra, Iceland
Silver
Ray of light by Gianni Pecchiar (Italy)
Gianni Pecchiar
Italy

"Ray of light"
Location: Croatia
Bronze
Lightnemone by Pedro Carrillo (Spain)
Pedro Carrillo
Spain

"Lightnemone"
Location: el Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain
Honorable Mention
Blue Hole by David Barrio (Spain)
David Barrio
Spain

"Blue Hole"
Location: La Palma
Honorable Mention
Mistery Wreck by David Barrio (Spain)
David Barrio
Spain

"Mistery Wreck"
Location: Gran Canaria
Animal Portrait
Gold
Pure Silk by Debi Henshaw (Spain)
Debi Henshaw
Spain

"Pure Silk"
Location: Lembeh Strait
Silver
Hello-Junior Humpback by Frank Baensch ()
Frank Baensch

"Hello-Junior Humpback"
Location: Pacific Ocean
Bronze
Seahorse by Keri Wilk (Canada)
Keri Wilk
Canada

"Seahorse"
Location: Ambon, Indonesia
Honorable Mention
FACE TO FACE by Acevedo Eduardo (Spain)
Acevedo Eduardo
Spain

"FACE TO FACE"
Location: CAnary Island
Honorable Mention
cowshark by dennis vandermeersch ()
dennis vandermeersch

"cowshark"
Location: cap town SA
Animal Behavior
Gold
Hungry by Bartosz Strozynski (Poland)
Bartosz Strozynski
Poland

"Hungry"
Location: Antarctica
Silver
Sleeping sperm whales by Magnus Lundgren (Sweden)
Magnus Lundgren
Sweden

"Sleeping sperm whales"
Location: Pico, Azores
Bronze
The First Born - Seahorse Baby by Lazaro Ruda (United States)
Lazaro Ruda
United States

"The First Born - Seahorse Baby"
Location: Singer Island, FL
Honorable Mention
Lunchtime by David Barrio (Spain)
David Barrio
Spain

"Lunchtime"
Location: Gran Canaria
Honorable Mention
Froggy and Shrimpfish by Luc Eeckhaut (Belgium)
Luc Eeckhaut
Belgium

"Froggy and Shrimpfish"
Location: Lembeh Street
Reefscapes
Gold
Women profile by ADRIANO MORETTIN (Italy)
ADRIANO MORETTIN
Italy

"Women profile"
Location: Raja Ampat - Indonesia
Silver
Mangroves by ADRIANO MORETTIN (Italy)
ADRIANO MORETTIN
Italy

"Mangroves"
Location: Raja Ampat - Indonesia
Bronze
Lion Fish by Amir Stern (Israel)
Amir Stern
Israel

"Lion Fish"
Location: Red Sea
Honorable Mention
Kelp by Allison Vitsky Sallmon (United States)
Allison Vitsky Sallmon
United States

"Kelp"
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Honorable Mention
Komodo Reef by Phil Sokol (United States)
Phil Sokol
United States

"Komodo Reef"
Location: Komodo
Environment and Conservation
Gold
In the trap by Borut Furlan  (Slovenia)
Borut Furlan
Slovenia

"In the trap"
Location: Piran, Slovenia
Silver
Struggle for freedom by Karel Bernard (Estonia)
Karel Bernard
Estonia

"Struggle for freedom"
Location: Baltic Sea
Bronze
Underwater Sadness by Ramón Domínguez (Mexico)
Ramón Domínguez
Mexico

"Underwater Sadness"
Location: Sea of Cortéz, México
Honorable Mention
hooked by Steven Kovacs (United States)
Steven Kovacs
United States

"hooked"
Location: riviera beach, florida
Honorable Mention
The Weight of the World by Karen Doody (United States)
Karen Doody
United States

"The Weight of the World"
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina, USA
Indonesia Residents
Gold
Cuttlefish by Michael McEvoy (Indonesia)
Michael McEvoy
Indonesia

"Cuttlefish"
Location: Philippines
Silver
Big Lips by Ronny Rengkung (Indonesia)
Ronny Rengkung
Indonesia

"Big Lips"
Location: manado Bay
Bronze
Schooling Jacks by Maria Rivarola (Indonesia)
Maria Rivarola
Indonesia

"Schooling Jacks"
Location: Indonesia
Honorable Mention
Diver\'s Silhouette & Jacks by Maria Rivarola (Indonesia)
Maria Rivarola
Indonesia

"Diver\'s Silhouette & Jacks"
Location: Indonesia
Honorable Mention
Blue Eyes by Michael McEvoy (Indonesia)
Michael McEvoy
Indonesia

"Blue Eyes"
Location: Indonesia
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.

Environment and Conservation

Topside and underwater images of all kinds, taken by any camera, with a focus on the marine or lake environment and conservation. Subject matter must address a marine or lake-related environmental issue. The goal in this category is to convey a real-world message.

Indonesia Residents

Open to Indonesian residents only

Magnus Lundgren

7 nights/6 days diving in Papua New Guinea at Walindi Dive Resort
One week dive safari (5 days diving) in Bali, Indonesia
Aqua Marine Diving, accomodations provided by Waka Hotels

Adriano Morettin

7 nights/6 days diving in Papua New Guinea at Walindi Dive Resort

Stephen Holinski

7 night cruise in Komodo or Raja Empat Indonesia with Kararu Dive Voyages
Micahel McEvoy 7 night cruise in Komodo or Raja Empat Indonesia with Kararu Dive Voyages
Bartosz Strozynski 7 night dive resort package / six days of diving, with Lembeh Resort, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
Debi Henshaw 7 nights diving cruiss to Raja Ampat or Triton Bay, Indonesia on board MYS Seahorse
Borut Furlan 7 night dive resort package / six days of diving, with Lembeh Resort, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
Frank Baensch 7 nights diving cruiss to Raja Ampat or Triton Bay, Indonesia on board MYS Seahorse
Gianni Pecchiar 7 night dive resort package / six days of diving, with Kima Bajo Resort & Spa / Eco Divers, Manado, Indonesia
John Hill 7 night dive resort package / six days of diving, with Kima Bajo Resort & Spa / Eco Divers, Manado, Indonesia
Karel Bernard 7 night package / six days of diving, with Minahasa Lagoon Dive & Tour Club, Manado, Indonesia
Ronny Rengkung 7 night package / six days of diving, with Minahasa Lagoon Dive & Tour Club, Manado, Indonesia
Maria Ravarola One week dive safari (5 days diving) in Bali, Indonesia, with Aqua Marine Diving, accomodations provided by Waka Hotels
Pedro Carrillo 7 days of diving, (DIVING ONLY) , including 4 Extreme Shark Adventure trips, in the Bahamas with Stuart Cove's
Amir Stern 7 days of diving, (DIVING ONLY) , including 4 Extreme Shark Adventure trips, in the Bahamas with Stuart Cove's
Lazaro Ruda  Ikelite DS160 Strobe
Keri Wilk Ikelite DS160 Strobe
Ramon Domínguez 1.5mm Steamer wetsuit from Radiator
Andy Chan 1.5mm Steamer wetsuit from Radiator
David Barrio  1.5mm Steamer wetsuit from Radiator
Eduardo Acevedo $100 gift certificate from Ultralight Control Systems
Luc Eeckhaut $100 gift certificate from Ultralight Control Systems
William Goodwin $100 gift certificate from Ultralight Control Systems
Steven Kovacs, Allison Vitsky, Karen Doody, Phil Sokol, Dennis Vandermeersch Signed book from Wyland
Competition Judges
PHOTO JUDGES
Diego Garcia Diego A. Garcia is editor of Scuba Diver AustralAsia Magazine and is contributing editor of Asian Diver Magazine. Diego’s writings and images have been published in Asia, the UK, Canada and the US, and his work on various television series has taken him from California, USA, to Mozambique, Africa. Diego is also currently completing masters-level research on whales, and was the first to record underwater video of humpbacks in the Philippines
Dietmar Fuchs

Dietmar Fuchs is the editor-in-chief of Germany's largest scuba diving magazine, Unterwasser.

Born in Germany in 1958. Dietmar was a Jet-Pilot in the German Air Force from 1978 –1982. 1982 –1984  he became a Divemaster/1st Officer on a Swiss Treasure-Hunter in the Caribbean. 1984 –1985  Dive Instructor and Charterboat-Captain in Caribbean. 1985 – 1993  Studied Marine Biology in Munich Maximilian University and in 1994 earned a Master in Marine Biology with a Rolex Award for »Strombus« Research. From 1988 – 1993  Dietmar was Editor in Chief of Swiss Scuba-Magazine »Aquananut«. Since 1994 Dietmar has held the position of Editor in Chief of German Scuba Magazine »Unterwasser«. In 2008 Dietmar also launched UW-Photo-Magazine »Fifty Fathoms«.


Eric Cheng Eric Cheng is an underwater photographer who has become known around the world for his expertise in underwater imaging. He has meticulously documented his travels around the world, and has been published in numerous publications, both in print and on the web. In 2003, Eric was awarded a prestigious Antibes Festival award for his work with Wetpixel.com, the Antibes underwater imaging web site of the year, and in 2005, he won a category in the prestigious Nature's Best Magazine photo competition, which has placed some of his work in the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Eric also leads trips and has given workshops and seminars in locations around the world.

Eric owns and runs Wetpixel.com, the premiere online resource for underwater photographers. Hosting over 6,150 registered underwater photographers internationally, Wetpixel's friendly community offers breaking news, reviews, features, community forums, image galleries, photo contests, photo expeditions, and more.

Eric's underwater images can be found on personal website: http://echeng.com/travel/

Tony Wu

Since 1995, Tony has combined his love of visual art with his interest in the marine world through underwater photography, and he has concentrated on using his photographs and writing to encourage others to appreciate and protect the beauty of the oceans. In recent years, Tony has devoted the majority of his time to the challenging disciplines of cetacean photography and documenting mass spawning aggregations of fish.

Tony’s images have received international awards in Japan, Europe and the US, including Grand Prize in Japan’s largest marine photo contest, first place in the underwater category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, and the award for “Best Book of the Year” at the 28th annual Antibes Festival of Marine Images in France for his book Silent Symphony.

Keep up with Tony's activities at: http://www.tonywublog.com/journal