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2017 DEEP Indonesia Photo Competition Winners Announced
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, March 24, 2017 @ 06:00 AM (EST)

“Best of Show” and Animal Behavior (Gold) – Ralph Pace

DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 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 amazing equipment prizes.

Special congratulations to Ralph Pace, who earned the “Best of Show” award with a fantastic image of a pelagic feeding frenzy in the waters of Mexico’s Revillagigedo Islands. This year’s judging panel included professional underwater photographers Amanda Cotton and Daniel Botelho, Scuba Diver AustralAsia and Asian Diver Editor Alice Grainger, Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon, and DivePhotoGuide Photo Editor Lia Barrett.

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.


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Silver – Animal Behavior by Greg Lecoeur

Bronze – Animal Behavior by Justin Gilligan

Gold – Animal Portraits by Liang Fu

Silver – Animal Portraits by Marco Gargiulo

Bronze – Animal Portraits by Ferenc ifj. Lőrincz

Gold – Reefscapes by Damien Mauric

Silver – Reefscapes by Allison Vitsky Sallmon

Bronze – Reefscapes by Allison Vitsky Sallmon

Gold – Divers by Pekka Tuuri

Silver – Divers by Kyle McBurnie

Bronze – Divers by Gang Song

Gold – Compact Cameras by Emanuele Vitale

Silver – Compact Cameras by Stephen Holinski

Bronze – Compact Cameras by Irina Bagnova

Gold – Surf by Beau Pilgrim

Silver – Surf by Beth Watson

Bronze – Surf by Beau Pilgrim



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