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
more in Scuba Diving Magazine

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The Mono Awards 2019 – The Winners!

Hunter Valley photographer Sharron Leppien and Sydney’s Gaanesh Prasad have shared the honours in The Mono Awards 2019, the inaugural Australian and New Zealand photography competition that sought to find the best black and white imagery in the region.

Sharron Leppien, Places category winner, Boy with Tyre
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Gaanesh Prasad, People category winner, Fly High
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Tony Law, Third Place, People Category, Break Away.
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Graeme Gordon, Fourth Place, Places category, Etihad museum
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Julie Kerbel, Fourth place, People category, Indignant.
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Run by Australian Photography and Capture, a panel of nine leading photographers judged the competition, which gave entrants a simple brief: the best single black and white image across one of two categories, People and Places.

more at The Mono Awards

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Competition Winning Images

The following images were entered into our ‘Image Of The Month’ Competition recently, and awarded ‘Gold’ by a panel of highly respected Judges.

by Morgan Wallace
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by Chris Chambers
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by Lynne Harper
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by Gary Neville
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by Owen Clements
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Competition Winning Images
more at The Guild of Photographers

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2019 Audubon Photography Awards Marks 10th Year of Exquisite Bird Photography

Birds make fascinating subjects, as the winners and honorable mentions of this year’s contest, our 10th, make clear. They’re at once beautiful and resilient, complex and comical. Thank you to the 2,253 entrants from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces and territories for your dedication to appreciating, celebrating, and sharing the wonder of birds and the landscapes they inhabit.

Presented in association with Nature’s Best Photography, winning photos and honorable mentions will be featured at the biennial Audubon Convention in July 2019, in future issues of Audubon magazine and Nature’s Best Photography magazine, and in a special traveling Audubon Photography Awards exhibit hosted by Audubon chapters and centers across the country.

Grand Prize Winner
Red-winged Blackbird. Photo: Kathrin Swoboda/Audubon Photography Awards
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Professional Winner
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Elizabeth Boehm/Audubon Photography Awards
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Youth Winner
Horned Puffin (captive). Photo: Sebastian Velasquez/Audubon Photography Awards
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Plants for Birds Winner
Hooded Oriole on a California fan palm. Photo: Michael Schulte/Audubon Photography Awards
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Amateur Honorable Mention
Great Blue Herons. Photo: Melissa Rowell/Audubon Photography Awards
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About Audubon
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at http://www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.

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Architectural Photography

Winners and finalists from the Architectural Photography Competition

Закоулки памяти
Полковая церковь жёлтых кирасир, Царское село, Ленинградская область (внутрикамерная мультиэкспозиция)
by Ольга Александрова
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The Canadian Museum of History
The Canadian Museum of History is Canada’s national museum of human history, and located in the Hull area of Gatineau, Quebec
by Leka Huie
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Геометрия архитектуры
by Oleg Patrin
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Сергей Зысько
Мост Миру
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Antarien
SPB
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Winners and finalists from the Architectural Photography Competition
more at 35awards

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Winners of Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year competition announced

The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its fourteenth year, the international competition received almost 7,000 entries from over 70 different countries around the globe, including Brazil, Canada, USA, China, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.

Dog Photographer of the Year 2019 Overall Winner and Oldies Category 1st Place Winner, Denise Czichocki, Switzerland
Title of image: ‘Dreaming Merlin’
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Puppy’s Category 3rd Place Winner. Lotte van Alderen, Netherlands
Title of image: ‘Dark dawn with Noah’
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Dogs at Play Category 1st Place Winner, Monica van der Maden, Netherlands
Title of image: ‘Dirty Dog’
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Dogs at Work 3rd Place Winner, Nadezhda Ivanova, Russia
Title of image: ‘Time for hunting’
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Rescue Dogs Charity Category 1st Place Winner, Anne Geier, Austria
Title of image: ‘Finntastic”
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Special Mention Oldies category, Monica van der Maden, Netherlands
Title of image: ‘Till the end of time’
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The Kennel Club
We are the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs. Besides being a voluntary register for pedigree dogs and crossbreed dogs, we offer dog owners and those working with dogs an unparalleled source of education, experience and advice on puppy buying, dog health, dog training and dog breeding.
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Winners of Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year competition announced
a lot more at the kennel club

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Pregnant

Winners and finalists from “Pregnant”, a 35awards’ competition

Вера Ливчак, Russia, Ялта
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Балерина
Легкий и грациозный образ беременной женщины
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девушка и лошадь
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Cocoon by Анастасия Бусова
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Anna 2
by Evgeny Loza
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Pregnant
more at 35awards

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