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DEEP Indonesia 2013

Best of Show by Hamid
Best of Show

PHOTOGRAPHER
Hamid Rad

CATEGORY
Reefscapes
1st Place

The prestigious DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition is part of a unique series hosted by DivePhotoGuide & Wetpixel, in association with DEEP Indonesia, Indonesia’s first and premier diving, adventure travel and extreme sports expo.  
Photographers competed in seven themed categories to win over $40,000 in prizes, including underwater photo equipment and premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.


Congratulations to Hamid Rad who won Best of Show for his 1st place image from the Reefscape category.  Winners can be seen online, and will be published by our media partners worldwide and exhibited during the DEEP Indonesia Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

As with all UnderwaterCompetition.com events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.

Winners
Compact Cameras
Gold
Into the sun by Cornelia Thieme ()
Cornelia Thieme

"Into the sun"
Location: West Papua
Silver
Living on the Edge by Marcus Commodore (Thailand)
Marcus Commodore
Thailand

"Living on the Edge"
Location: Cenderawasih, Indonesia
Bronze
Climacophobia  by Marcus Commodore (Thailand)
Marcus Commodore
Thailand

"Climacophobia "
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Divers
Gold
Gliding with devils by Nuno Sá (Portugal)
Nuno Sá
Portugal

"Gliding with devils"
Location: Azores - Santa Maria Island
Silver
3 x-ray by Gianni Pecchiar (Italy)
Gianni Pecchiar
Italy

"3 x-ray"
Location: Rt. Kamenjak Pula - Croatia
Bronze
BASALTIC COLUMNS by Francis Pérez (Spain)
Francis Pérez
Spain

"BASALTIC COLUMNS"
Location: TENERIFE
Animal Portrait
Gold
Dolphin Smile by Todd Bretl (United States)
Todd Bretl
United States

"Dolphin Smile"
Location: Bahamas
Silver
Split Blue by Nuno Sá (Portugal)
Nuno Sá
Portugal

"Split Blue"
Location: Azores - Faial Island
Bronze
Skydiving Sealion by Alex Tattersall ()
Alex Tattersall

"Skydiving Sealion"
Location: Los Isolotes, La Paz, Mexico
Animal Behavior
Gold
Feast For All by Mark van Coller ()
Mark van Coller

"Feast For All"
Location: Port St Johns
Silver
Bobtail Embrace by Matthew Tworkowski (Australia)
Matthew Tworkowski
Australia

"Bobtail Embrace"
Location: Rye, Australia
Bronze
Lover\'s Embrace by Lazaro Ruda (United States)
Lazaro Ruda
United States

"Lover\'s Embrace"
Location: Singer Island, FL.
Reefscapes
Gold
Different Perspective by Hamid Rad ()
Hamid Rad

"Different Perspective"
Location: Raja Ampat
Silver
Waiting Game by David Henshaw (Spain)
David Henshaw
Spain

"Waiting Game"
Location: Nuweiba, Egypt
Bronze
Cathedral Premuda by Gianni Pecchiar (Italy)
Gianni Pecchiar
Italy

"Cathedral Premuda"
Location: Island Premuda Croatia
Surf
Gold
Escape by Mark Tipple ()
Mark Tipple

"Escape"
Location: Coogee, New South Wales, Australia
Silver
The breaking wave by leena roy ()
leena roy

"The breaking wave"
Location: Red Sea
Bronze
Dip by Mark Tipple ()
Mark Tipple

"Dip"
Location: Foster, New South Wales, Australia
Sharks
Gold
Shark Fetus by Anders Salesjö (Sweden)
Anders Salesjö
Sweden

"Shark Fetus"
Location: Hirtshals, Denmark
Silver
Guitar Shark by Manuel  Silva (Portugal)
Manuel Silva
Portugal

"Guitar Shark"
Location: S. Tomé
Bronze
Shark Highway by Scott Portelli (Australia)
Scott Portelli
Australia

"Shark Highway"
Location: Bahamas
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.

Surf

Any image featuring a wave or surfer, shot while in the water.

Sharks

Any underwater image featuring a shark.

Nuno Sá10 day packages to Papua New Guinea at Walindi Dive Resort
DS-160 Strobes from Ikelite
Hamid Rad10 day packages to Papua New Guinea at Walindi Dive Resort
Gianni Pecchiar10 day dive packages to Lembeh Strait and Buyat Bay with Critters @ Lembeh and Lembeh Resort
Signed Books from Wyland
Cornelia Thieme10 day dive packages to Lembeh Strait and Buyat Bay with Critters @ Lembeh and Lembeh Resort
Anders Salesjö10 day packages to Manado and Bunaken Marine Park at Minahasa Lagoon Dive & Tour Club
David Henshaw10 day packages to Manado and Bunaken Marine Park at Minahasa Lagoon Dive & Tour Club
Todd Bretl10 day packages to Lembeh Strait with Eco Divers and Eco Divers Resort Lembeh
Marcus Commodore7 day packages diving various regions of Bali, with Bali Diving Academy
Signed Books from Wyland
Mark van Coller10 day packages to Lembeh Strait with Eco Divers and Eco Divers Resort Lembeh
Matthew Tworkowski7 day packages diving various regions of Bali, with Bali Diving Academy
Mark TippleGoPro Hero2 Everything We Sell Package
Signed Books from Wyland
Francis PérezDS-160 Strobes from Ikelite
Alex TattersallDS-160 Strobes from Ikelite
Manuel SilvaDS-160 Strobes from Ikelite
leena royW2 5 or 7mm and W3 3.5mm fullsuit from Waterproof
Lazaro Ruda+10 Subsee Magnifier with custom adapter
Scott Portelli+10 Subsee Magnifier with custom adapter
Competition Judges
PHOTO JUDGES
David Fleetham

David Fleetham is one of the most published underwater photographers in the world.  He began diving and photographing underwater in 1976 and has been in Hawaii since 1986.  For the first ten years he photographed in the cold, but rich waters of British Columbia, Canada, and worked as a PADI Instructor and USCG Certified boat captain in various dive businesses in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.  From Hawaii, David has been on assignments to, Indonesia, The Galapagos Islands, South Africa, The Bahamas, Micronesia, Australia, the Sea of Cortez, China, the Red Sea, the Socorro Islands, numerous locations in the South Pacific and Caribbean, and back to the cold waters of British Columbia.

David's photographs have been published around the globe, with over two hundred magazine covers to date. In 1991 his photograph of a sandbar shark appeared on the cover of LIFE. It is the only underwater image to ever be published on the cover. His award winning work has been published by National Geographic (he has done several assignments for The NGS), The Cousteau Society, and every North American diving publication.

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
Keri Wilk

Even at the age of 27, Keri has accumulated 17 years of underwater photography experience. Being formally educated as a mechanical engineer, he currently co-owns and develops products for ReefNet, has been a regular contributor to DivePhotoGuide.com since 2009, and does freelance work for several popular dive magazines.

Keri's photography has evolved to a tremendous degree since he took his first underwater shots. He began his career by shooting images to be used primarily in ReefNet's electronic marine life field guides, but soon grew bored of the monotony of clinical side-profile identification shots. Wanting more from his time underwater, he expanded his photographic horizons, hoping to capture images of interesting and unusual behaviors in the underwater world. His success in this field was impressive, winning him several international underwater photo competitions ñ while still a teenager.

Matt Weiss

Matt Weiss is the owner, publisher and editor-in-chief of DivePhotoGuide.com, a leading underwater photography media publication with over 50,000 worldwide monthly readers.  Matt has been working full time at DPG since 2009, and for years was the world’s only full time underwater photography editor.  Matt also helped found the New York Underwater Photographic Society, where he currently serves as the co-president. 

Matt spends over a third of the year in the field shooting assignments and running workshops for numerous print and digital publications.  In 2011, Matt co-founded Scuba Diver Through The Lens, the world’s first international underwater photography print magazine that will be published quarterly beginning in 2012 and distributed in New York, Munich and Singapore.