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DEEP Indonesia 2011

Best of Show by Erin
Best of Show

PHOTOGRAPHER
Erin Quigley

CATEGORY
Animal Behavior
1st Place
5TH ANNUAL DEEP INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER PHOTO COMPETITION

HOSTED BY DIVEPHOTOGUIDE & WETPIXEL


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 $51,000 in prizes, including underwater photo equipment and premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Indonesia trips include Triton Bay, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Manado, and Bali. The contest included a category for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras, and another specifically for Indonesian entrants.
 
Thousands of entries from around the world continue to set the bar is constantly higher each year. Congratulations to Erin Quigley of the United States for taking Best in Show with her Gold winner of the Animal Behavior category. Congratulations are also in order to all who participated. The images were all fantastic. Winners also achieve the glory of being named some of the world’s best underwater photographers. The wining images will be exposed to millions of readers of dive, travel and photography magazines and websites worldwide. Esteemed judges include leading professional underwater photographers and magazine editors from around the world.


Winners will be announced online, published by our media partners worldwide and exhibited during the DEEP Indonesia Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia (March 31 - April 3, 2011).

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



Winners
Compact Cameras
Gold
Say AAAH! by Marcus Commodore (Thailand)
Marcus Commodore
Thailand

"Say AAAH!"
Location: Koh Ha, Thailand
Silver
Religious Experience by Matthew Tworkowski (Australia)
Matthew Tworkowski
Australia

"Religious Experience"
Location: Under Flinders Pier in Australia
Bronze
Mountain Stream by Stephen Holinski (Canada)
Stephen Holinski
Canada

"Mountain Stream"
Location: Crescent Falls, Alberta, Canada
Honorable Mention
Barracuda Stack by jackie campbell (Ireland)
jackie campbell
Ireland

"Barracuda Stack"
Location: Sudan
Divers
Gold
Diving the Devil by Damien Siviero (Australia)
Damien Siviero
Australia

"Diving the Devil"
Location: Devil\'s Ear, Ginnie Spring, Florida
Silver
Sun Light Temple by Alexey Stoyda (Russian Federation)
Alexey Stoyda
Russian Federation

"Sun Light Temple"
Location: Mexico, Tulum, Pit cenote
Bronze
Diver and upright shipwreck by Liz Harlin ()
Liz Harlin

"Diver and upright shipwreck"
Location: Solomon Islands
Honorable Mention
My Star out of the Dark by David Salvatori (Italy)
David Salvatori
Italy

"My Star out of the Dark"
Location: Elba island (Livorno), Italy
Animal Portrait
Gold
Hypnotic by Bettina Balnis ()
Bettina Balnis

"Hypnotic"
Location: Cologne Germany
Silver
Crocodile by Keri Wilk (Canada)
Keri Wilk
Canada

"Crocodile"
Location: Solomon Islands
Bronze
Basking Shark by Nuno Sá (Portugal)
Nuno Sá
Portugal

"Basking Shark"
Location: Azores
Honorable Mention
Big Gulp by Erin Quigley (United States)
Erin Quigley
United States

"Big Gulp"
Location: Isla Guadalupe, Mexico
Honorable Mention
Dragon Eyes by Jeffrey de Guzman (Philippines)
Jeffrey de Guzman
Philippines

"Dragon Eyes"
Location: Raja Ampat
Animal Behavior
Gold
Desayuno by Erin Quigley (United States)
Erin Quigley
United States

"Desayuno"
Location: Isla Guadalupe, Mexico
Silver
Can you guess what\'s for dinner? by Eugene Goh ()
Eugene Goh

"Can you guess what\'s for dinner?"
Location: Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
Bronze
Prying eyes by Uwe Schmolke (Germany)
Uwe Schmolke
Germany

"Prying eyes"
Location: Indonesia
Honorable Mention
Playing humpback whale calf by Fabien Michenet (French Polynesia)
Fabien Michenet
French Polynesia

"Playing humpback whale calf"
Location: Tahiti
Reefscapes
Gold
Island Life by Anthony Plummer (Australia)
Anthony Plummer
Australia

"Island Life"
Location: Munda, Solomon Islands
Silver
Jetty by Michele Davino (Italy)
Michele Davino
Italy

"Jetty"
Location: Sorong Indonesia
Bronze
Red anemone by Andrew Sallmon (United States)
Andrew Sallmon
United States

"Red anemone"
Location: Monterey, CA USA
Honorable Mention
Living Art by Douglas Hoffman ()
Douglas Hoffman

"Living Art"
Location: Fiji
Honorable Mention
Glassy swirl by Mark Fuller (Israel)
Mark Fuller
Israel

"Glassy swirl"
Location: Eilat Red sea
Environment and Conservation
Gold
The lines of death by Juanmi Alemany (Spain)
Juanmi Alemany
Spain

"The lines of death"
Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Silver
The dark side of Net by Marco Caraceni ()
Marco Caraceni

"The dark side of Net"
Location: Ortona Italy
Bronze
End of the tuna 2 by Jose Alejandro Alvarez (Dominican Republic)
Jose Alejandro Alvarez
Dominican Republic

"End of the tuna 2"
Location: Pedernales,Dominican Republic
Honorable Mention
Mangroves & Bulldozer by Matthew Potenski ()
Matthew Potenski

"Mangroves & Bulldozer"
Location: Bimini, Bahamas
Indonesia Residents
Gold
The Big from Papua by Ronny Rengkung (Indonesia)
Ronny Rengkung
Indonesia

"The Big from Papua"
Location: Teluk Cendrawasi Papua Indonesia
Silver
Star of Seraya by Christian Loader (Indonesia)
Christian Loader
Indonesia

"Star of Seraya"
Location: Seraya, Bali
Bronze
Skeleton Shrimp by Indra Swari Wonowidjojo (Indonesia)
Indra Swari Wonowidjojo
Indonesia

"Skeleton Shrimp"
Location: Flores
Honorable Mention
Full Set Of Teeth by Michael McEvoy (Indonesia)
Michael McEvoy
Indonesia

"Full Set Of Teeth"
Location: Indonesia
Honorable Mention
Dusky Horse by Indra Swari Wonowidjojo (Indonesia)
Indra Swari Wonowidjojo
Indonesia

"Dusky Horse"
Location: Manado - Sulawesi
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

Eric Quigley
(USA)
10 days in Papua New Guinea at Walindi Resort and One week in Raja Ampat at Misool Eco Resort 
Juanmi Alemany
(Spain)
10 days in Papua New Guinea at Walindi Resort 
Bettina Balnis
(Germany)
10 days in Komodo with  Kararu Dive Voyages 
Marcus Commodore
(Thailand)
10 days in Komodo with  Kararu Dive Voyages 
Anthony Plummer
(Australia)
10 days in Lembeh Strait with Critters @ Lembeh and Lembeh Resort
Ronny Rengkung
(Indonesia)
10 days in Lembeh Strait with Critters @ Lembeh and Lembeh Resort
Damien Siviero 10 days in Lembeh Strait with Lembeh Cottages/Eco Divers
Alexy Stoyda
(Russian Federation)
10 days in Lembeh Strait with Lembeh Cottages/Eco Divers
Marco Caraceni
(Italy)
10 days in Manado at Minahasa Lagoon 
Michele Davino
(Italy)
One week in with Bali Diving Academy
Eugene Goh One week in with Bali Diving Academy
Christian Loader
(Indonesia)
10 days in Manado at Minahasa Lagoon 
Matthew Tworkowski 10 days in Raja Ampat or Triton Bay with MY Seahorse 
Keri Wilk
(Canada)
10 days in Raja Ampat or Triton Bay with MY Seahorse 
Indra Swari Wonowidjojo
(Indonesia)
One week in Raja Ampat at Misool Eco Resort 
Nuno Sá
(Portugal)
Ikelite DS160 Strobe  
Andy Sallmon
(USA)
Ikelite DS160 Strobe  
Uwe Schmolke
(Germany)
Ikelite DS160 Strobe  
Jose Alejandro Alvarez
(Dominican Republic)
Ikelite DS160 Strobe  
Stephen Holinski
(Canda)
Radiator 1.5mm Steamer Wetsuit 
Liz Harlin
(USA)
Radiator 1.5mm Steamer Wetsuit 
Jackie Campbell
(USA)
ULCS $100 Gift Cert 
Douglas Hoffman
(USA)
ULCS $100 Gift Cert 
Michael McEvoy
(Indonesia)
ULCS $100 Gift Cert 
Fabien Michenet
(French Polynesia)
Signed Wyland book 
Matthew Potenski Signed Wyland book 
David Salvatori
(Italy)
Signed Wyland book 
Jeffrey de Guzman
(Philippines)
Signed Wyland book 
Mark Fuller
(Israel)
Signed Wyland book 
Xavier Safont
(Spain)
Signed Wyland book 
Competition Judges
PHOTO JUDGES
Berkley White Berkley White is a leading expert in the field of underwater photography and digital image processing. As a professional photographer and instructor, he shares his in-field photographic techniques and digital methods through a series of select travel events each year. Berkley is the founder of Backscatter in Monterey, California, the largest specialty underwater photographic supplier in the US, and is the organizer of international photographic events such as the Digital Shootout.
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
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/

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. 

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