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2016 DEEP Indonesia Photo Competition Winners Announced
By Ian Seldrup, March 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM (EST)

“Best of Show” and Animal Behavior (Gold) – Mathieu Foulquié

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.

This year’s DEEP Indonesia contest attracted thousands of entries from all over the world, with photographers vying for awesome travel prizes to Indonesia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, as well as wicked equipment prizes.

Special congratulations to Mathieu Foulquié, who earned the “Best of Show” award with a wonderful image of mating toads, which was shot in France. This year’s judging panel included Aaron Wong, Daniel Botelho, Abi Smigel Mullens and Joseph Tepper.

The full set of winning images can be viewed on the Underwater Competition website, and will be published by supporting media partners worldwide. As with all Underwater Competition contests, 15% of proceeds will be donated directly to marine conservation efforts.


A big thank you to our amazing sponsors!



Silver – Animal Behaviour by Vania Kam

Bronze – Animal Behavior by Peter Allinson

Gold – Animal Portraits by Yen-Yi Lee

Silver – Animal Portraits by Gianni Pecchiar

Bronze – Animal Portraits by Jose Alejandro Alvarez

Gold – Reefscapes by Alfonso Expósito

Silver – Reefscapes by Anders Nyberg

Bronze – Reefscapes by Beth Watson

Gold – Divers by Gianni Pecchiar

Silver – Divers by Greg Lecoeur

Bronze – Divers by Isabella Maffei

Gold – Compact Cameras by Virginia Salzedo

Silver – Compact Cameras by Dragos Dumetrescu

Bronze (Joint) – Compact Cameras by Andrei Voinigescu

Bronze (Joint) – Compact Cameras by Katherine Lu

Gold – Surf by Chase Darnell

Silver – Surf by Shane Gross

Bronze – Surf by Chase Darnell



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