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August Underwater Photo Contest Winners
By Jason Heller, September 8, 2009 @ 10:01 AM (EST)
Our inaugural monthly contest theme was Nudibranchs, and boy did we get some killer entries. Over 400 of them! To see all the entries, just search the site for Nuibranch809 and then click on the Photo tab on the search results page.
We have selected winning images, but we want to congratulate everyone who entered, and encourage you to continue to enter the monthly contests for more chances at great prizes and glory. You can click on the image or photographer name to go to the original entry and leave comments for the photographers, or feel free to join us in congratulating them in the comments below.
The winner of the Nocturnal Lights SLX800i focus light is Esteban Toré Escofet.
The runners up are:
2nd Place Kevin Lee

3rd Place Christian Skauge
The August contest was judged by Jeff de Guzman, Matt Weiss and Jason Heller.
We are loving the fantastic images being submitted and having a lot of fun with the contest series so far, as we hope you are, so please keep it coming!
Remember, at all times we will have the next six months' themes listed here, so challenge yourself to an assignment on your next dive trip!



Fantasea FG7X II
Ikelite Housing for Nikon D500
I-DiveSite Venom 35s
SeaLife DC2000
Sergiy Glushchenko
Sep 8, 2009 11:53 AM
Sergiy Glushchenko wrote:
I'm O!K!
Jim Chambers
Sep 8, 2009 12:10 PM
Jim Chambers wrote:
Those are phenomenal images!
Debi Henshaw
Sep 8, 2009 12:20 PM
Debi Henshaw wrote:
Fantastic choice and some terrific entries overall but Esteban's photo definitely deserves top slot well done!
David Henshaw
Sep 9, 2009 3:34 AM
David Henshaw wrote:
Excellent choices made by the judges from a well subscribed entry. Congratulations to the winners .....
James Peake
Sep 9, 2009 3:58 AM
James Peake wrote:
Wow some incredible images entered overall. Perfect choice for 1st place, what an amazing alignment/composition from Esteban.
Esteban Tore
Sep 9, 2009 7:41 AM
Esteban Tore wrote:
Thank you all!!
I'm very surprised for this result because there was a lot of amazing images.
I would like to thank divephotoguide for doing this great contest and Nocturnal lights for the great prize! I have already recived it!
Best regards from Spain.
Mike Bartick
Sep 9, 2009 8:52 PM
Mike Bartick wrote:
Congrats to all the winners!!!, nice to see a California specie in the top pic too. Killer shot Mr.Lee, those Melibes are very tough to shoot too, excellent detail on the oral tentacles and perfection on the exposure, simply superb....
Jean-louis  Danan
Sep 21, 2009 1:44 PM
Jean-louis Danan wrote:
Congratulations to all of you.
A special question to esteban? Is this wonderful picture made on one shoot or does it result from a tech,ic like HDR. Anyway, the result is spectacular!
gary smith
Jul 26, 2021 11:54 AM
gary smith wrote:
interesting information really, nice. I like these photos
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