Aqua Babes | Ian Cartwright

Most underwater photographers come at it from being scuba divers, and usually the subject matter is fish in the sea. People are more my thing.
I am not that happy in water, being just about able to swim, so my approach to photographing initially babies underwater was influenced by a preference for not getting my face wet!

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Aqua Babes | Ian Cartwright
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Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2019 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The photographers who submitted to Scuba Diving’s 2019 underwater photo contest blew our judges away, entering what we believe is among the best underwater photos of the year.

Even in the 15th year of our Through Your Lens Underwater Photo Contest, we are continually impressed by the talent and creativity of underwater photographers from around the globe. This year, we asked underwater photographers of all skill levels to submit their best work in the following categories: behavior, compact camera, macro and wide-angle. It was tough to narrow it down from the 2,560 images entered but you will see below that the winners are more than deserving. With so many beautiful images to choose from, we named an additional 11 honorable mention winners in 2019.

Grand Prize Winner
Jack Israel, Baja California, Mexico
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Macro
First Place
Nicholas Samaras, Stratoni, Greece
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Wide-Angle
Third Place
Pier Mane, Trou-Aux-Biches, Mauritius
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Honorable Mention
Bruno Van Saen, Romblon, Philippines
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Honorable Mention
Michael Gallagher, Palau
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2019 Underwater Photo Contest Winners
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Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2018 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The underwater photo contest continues to be one of our favorite issues to produce here at Scuba Diving magazine. With this year’s reader photo contest, you’ve done it again — completely blown us away. For the 14th year, we’ve asked underwater photographers of all skill levels to submit their best work to the Through Your Lens photography competition, and we marvel at how many beautiful images you all have shared. Pick a photo —any photo — and it could have been a contender; imagine how we felt trying to narrow them down from more than 2,100 entries to the dozen or so winners you see here.

Grand Prize Winner
Rodney Bursiel, Tonga
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First Place – Compact Camera
Jamie Hall, Tiran Island, Red Sea
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First Place – Wide-Angle
Alex Dawson, Tala Bay, Jordan
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First Place – Macro
Cai Songda, Janao Bay, Anilao, Philippines
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Second Place – Conceptual
Lucie Drlikova, Prague, Czech Republic
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Second Place – Wide-Angle
Karen Smith, Tulum, Mexico
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Third Place – Compact Camera
Ferenc Lőrincz, Marsa Shagra, Egypt
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2018 Underwater Photo Contest Winners
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