2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Results Announced!

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Results Announced!

upoty2017aWinner
‘Dancing Octopus’
Gabriel Barathieu (France)
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upoty2017bBritish Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017
Winner
‘Out of the Blue’
Nick Blake (UK)
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upoty2017cMacro
Winner
‘Prey?’
So Yat Wai (Hong Kong)
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upoty2017dBehaviour
Winner
‘Your home and my home’
Qing Lin (Canada)
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upoty2017ePortrait
Winner
‘Face to face’
Ifj Lorincz Ferenc (Hungary)
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“From my own point of view, I have been captivated not only by the winning images but also by the stories behind how those images were achieved. The conception, the planning and the physical effort to achieve a successful result; it is those efforts that we, as judges, pay our respects to by taking out two days to meet up, sit together and look in detail at all the images. It is a mammoth task but one that we all agree is a privilege to be part of.”
Peter Rowlands, Chair of the jury 2017
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more at Underwater Photographer of the Year

How the Parks of Tomorrow Will Be Different

How the Parks of Tomorrow Will Be Different
Shrinking glaciers, ocean acidification, and drought are three consequences of a warming planet, and each threatens to alter our national parks. Photographer Keith Ladzinski takes us on an immersive tour of America’s treasured—and changing—places.

parks11a parks11b parks11c parks11d parks11eAmerica’s most special places will always be beautiful, but a warming climate forces us to accept that they can’t be frozen in time.
By Michelle Nijhuis
Photographs and Videos by Keith Ladzinski

This story appears in the December 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine.
more at National Geographic

DEEP Indonesia 2016 Winners

2016 DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition
DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel are proud to announce the winners of the 2016 DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition. In conjunction with the Our World Underwater International Photo and Video Competition, the contest makes up what is known as the “superbowl” of underwater imaging competitions, offering more than $100,000 in prizes.

deep2016aCongratulations to Mathieu Foulquié, who took home the Best of Show award for a stunning image of mating toads.
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deep2016bYen-Yi Lee
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deep2016cGianni Pecchiar
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deep2016dGianni Pecchiar
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deep2016eChase Darnell
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DEEP Indonesia 2016 Winners
more at Underwater Competition

Teeth Encounter | The Sharks Art Edition

Michael Muller has carved a career out of impressive encounters. Famed for his portraits of the world’s most elite actors, musicians, and sports stars, he has spent the last decade diving to ocean depths around the world to create one of the most spectacular portfolios of underwater shark photography.

sharksartedition09aThis Art Edition presents the best of Muller’s shark portfolio in its own metal shark cage, with the accompanying signed print Tear You Apart, 2009. A catalogue of adrenaline and awe, the edition includes the first known photograph of a great white breaching at night, as well as essays from Philippe Cousteau, Jr., marine biologist Alison Kock, and culture writer Arty Nelson.

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Michael Muller

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A watery world of fashion with Zena Holloway

Zena Holloway’s pictures have adorned the pages of the most glamorous magazines defining the most flamboyant advertising campaigns. CPN writer Mark Alexander finds out how Canon’s 4K filmmaking DSLR has taken her photography to new depths.

ZenaHolloway07a ZenaHolloway07b ZenaHolloway07c ZenaHolloway07d ZenaHolloway07eThis week top photographer Zena Holloway shares her secrets for creating compelling underwater photography and film with huge commercial appeal. Holloway, whose clientele ranges from Nike to The Sunday Times, tells CPN why the EOS-1D C’s 4K movie capability affords another dimension to her surreal world below the surface. As well as digital cinema resolution, the EOS-1D C allows 8MP still images from 4K footage, giving her the confidence to commit to this all-in-one camera.

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Taking the plunge: Shooting underwater with the EOS-1D C
more at canon

Portfolio n°194 – Les explorations du “Waow”

Julia Deville, entrepreneuse active avec son mari Michel, ne se contente pas de gérer le trois-mâts «Waow» pour partager son bonheur avec tous ses heureux passagers. Tout naturellement, cette photographe affirmée sur terre ne pouvait vivre cette aventure qu’en emmenant ses objectifs sous l’eau.

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Portfolio n°194 – Les explorations du “Waow”
via animan

See the Sea by David Doubilet

Meet the Master Photographer on a Mission to Help us See the Sea
Without photography, the world beneath the ocean’s surface would remain an unseen mystery for most of us. Thank goodness for David Doubilet.

DavidDoubilet06a DavidDoubilet06b DavidDoubilet06c DavidDoubilet06d DavidDoubilet06ePioneering underwater photographer David Doubilet—whose first photo was published in National Geographic in 1972—has dedicated his life to capturing the action, drama, and poetry of our oceans and bringing those images back to the surface for those of us who might never see those sights with our own eyes.

more by Becky Harlan
Photographs by David Doubilet
at nationalgeographic