UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST



The 11th ICRS is pleased to announce an Underwater Photography Contest, which is open to all ICRS participants. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your underwater photographic skills.

Categories (listed below) will include the beauty, science, and perils facing the world's coral reefs. Entries will be judged by professional photographers and marine scientists. All submissions must be high resolution digital files. Ownership will remain with the photographer but reproduction rights will be given to 11th ICRS.

The top three entries for each category will be announced at the 11th ICRS, where prizes will be awarded to the winners and images displayed.

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST WINNERS
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Best in show
Bill Goodwin
Image from Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

Judge's Honorable Mention
Andrew Baird
Image from Pulau Kayua, Indonesia

Macro
1st place
Bill Goodwin
Image from Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Macro
2nd place
Ken Clifton
Image from Kuna Yala, Panama

Macro
3rd place
Sascha Romatzki
Image from Lihage Island, Indonesia

Reef Inhabitants
1st place
Bill Goodwin
Image from Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Reef Inhabitants
2nd place
Simon Foale
Image from the Solomon Islands

Reef Inhabitants
3rd place
Marc Kochzius
Image from Indonesia

Reefs At Risk
1st place
James Guest
Image from Indonesia

Reefs At Risk
2nd place
Bill Goodwin
Image from Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Reefs At Risk
3rd place
Ken Clifton
Image from Kuna Yala, Panama

Reefscapes
1st place
Malik Naumann
Image from Dahab, Egypt

Reefscapes
2nd place
Dave Burdick
Image from Taveuni, Fiji

Reefscapes
3rd place
Malik Naumann
Image from Bunaken, Indonesia

Scientists At Work
1st place
Chris Roelfsema
Image from Kepple Island, Australia

Scientists At Work
2nd place
David Gilliam
Image from Broward County, Florida

Scientists At Work
3rd place
Malik Naumann
Image from Ganga, Indonesia

Wide Angle
1st place
Joćo Paulo Krajewski
Image from Bali, Indonesia

Wide Angle
2nd place
James White
Image from Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Wide Angle
3rd place
Annelise Hagan
Image from the Bahamas

Entries submitted to the 11ICRS Photo Contest can be seen here. (High graphics content will increase download time)


CATEGORIES

Macro This category will highlight reef related images shot at close range, with a picture area of no more than 5" x 7".
Wide-Angle This category is for reef related images shot with a wide-angle lens.
Reef Inhabitants This category highlights coral reef inhabitants, including fish, corals, invertebrates and other organisms.
Reefscapes This category will focus on scenic views of coral reef environments.
Reef Scientists
at Work
This category showcases reef scientist(s) conducting research, conservation, or management activities.
Reefs at Risk This category will focus on the perils facing today's coral reefs. Images can be underwater or topside. Topics can include, but are not limited to, coral disease and bleaching, destructive fish practices, groundings or pollution and construction damage.
Reefs: Past to Present This category will focus on a particular aspect of a reef, shot over time, documenting changes. Images should offer an historical view of shifting baselines, exemplifying threats to reefs in the future. Each entry can consist of no more than 4 images.
Photo credits:

The Marine Photobank is a leading visual resource that has galvanized people from all over the planet to collect, share and download marine photos, images and graphics that shed light on how humans have affected life in the ocean. The Marine Photobank was founded in response to a lack of readily available, high quality underwater and above water ocean conservation images. These images are available at no cost for non-commercial purposes as well as for media use. To learn more about Marine Photobank and to contribute your photos, visit www.marinephotobank.org.
SPONSORS

The 11ICRS Local Organizing Committee would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their generous donations of prizes to be awarded to the Photo Contest winners.