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Our World Underwater 2016 Competition Winners Announced
By Ian Seldrup, February 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM (EST)

Gold – Wide Angle Unrestricted and “Best of Show” by Fabien Michenet

DPG and Wetpixel.com are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Our World Underwater International Underwater Photography and Video Competition. Known as the “Superbowl” of underwater imaging events, the competition celebrates both the art of underwater photography as well as the beauty of the ocean.

Once again, our celebrity panel of judges went through thousands of images and videos taken by novice to professional photographers from around the world. $55,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners, who represented a dozen countries.

Congratulations to Fabien Michenet, who won “Best of Show” for his spectacular first place image from the Wide Angle Unrestricted category, and to all the winners and honorable mentions in the various categories.

The full set of winning images can be found on the UnderwaterCompetition.com site.


A big thank you to our amazing sponsors!




Silver – Wide Angle Unrestricted by Greg Lecoeur

Bronze – Wide Angle Unrestricted by Greg Lecoeur

Gold – Wide Angle Traditional by Octavio Aburto

Silver – Wide Angle Traditional by Greg Lecoeur

Bronze – Wide Angle Traditional by Miguel Pereira

Gold – Macro Unrestricted by Jeff Milisen

Silver – Macro Unrestricted by Fabien Michenet

Bronze – Macro Unrestricted by Alex Tattersall

Gold – Macro Traditional by Neal Hoogenboom

Silver – Macro Traditional by Luc Rooman

Bronze – Macro Traditional by Alfonso Expósito

Gold – Compact Cameras by Bert Willaert

Silver – Compact Cameras by Stephen Holinski

Bronze – Compact Cameras by Stephen Holinski

Gold – Commercial, Conceptual & Fashion by Lucie Drlikova

Silver – Commercial, Conceptual & Fashion by Zachary Spira-Bauer

Bronze – Commercial, Conceptual & Fashion by Steffen Binke

Gold – Video by Nick and Cheryl Dean

Silver – Video by Evan Sherman

Bronze – Video by Dustin Adamson



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