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Winning Images from May’s Contest Announced
By Joseph Tepper, July 1, 2011 @ 06:15 PM (EST)

Winning images for May’s underwater photo contest have been selected! The theme for May’s contest was “Big Animals” and the winner of the contest and a $200 gift certificate to Backscatter is Brandi Mueller! A big, big thank you to our retial partner, Backscatter, for sponsoring the April and May contests.

Brandi managed to perfectly frame two Mantas in mid spiral, while capturing the magnificence of these Big Animals! Great job!

First Place- Brandi Mueller

In second place was Fabien Michenet, who skillfully captured a special humpback whale and calf. This is Fabien's third time placing in a DPG monthly contest. He previously won the July 2010 contest, and placed third in the April 2010.


Second Place - Fabien Michernet


Third place was awarded to Tobias Friedrich with an interesting perspective of whale shark and snorkeler. This is Tobias's 5th time placing in a DPG monthly competition, but he has still never taken home a first place! I am sure it's just a matter of time.

The judges for the May contest were DPG editors Matt Weiss and Joseph Tepper, as well as award-winning photographers Keri Wilk, Jeff De Guzman, Mark Fuller and Steve De Neef. A special thanks to our retail partners, Backscatter, for sponsoring this month's contest.

Third Place- Tobias Friedrich

Congrats to our winners and to all who entered. You all lived up to the motto, “go big or go home.”

More about this month's sponsor - Backscatter
Imagine a large photo store dedicated to nothing but underwater photography. With two locations, Backscatter has the largest inventory of underwater photography equipment and the largest staff of active photographers.  From affordable point and shoot cameras to professional level systems, our experienced staff can help guide your purchasing decision with great prices. We dive, shoot, and service everything we sell!

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Not all waterproof cameras perform well underwater.  Backscatter does a rigorous analysis of all compact cameras for underwater photography and video, and we stock the very best of these. Whether you're a first time shooter or just looking for a great compact solution, you'll find the best systems available in our online store.

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From the latest SLR cameras to professional grade video systems, the experienced staff at Backscatter will help you find the best system for your needs.  Backscatter stocks cameras from Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Olympus along with the lenses, housings and accessories necessary for shooting them underwater. If you're interested in moving up to an advanced system or are a professional working in the broadcast industry, we have you covered.

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