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2006/07 Medal Winners

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Winning here (or even just being placed) is Underwater Photography's most coveted accolade because it says you succeeded in the most competitive environment there is, against the top talent of the moment.

Every year a panel of judges select the best images entered in our online photo contest from the previous year. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for the top three from each category in order of merit.

The judges comprise of industry professionals, previous year's World Champions, our site moderators - anyone we can rope in! They are unpaid, non-affiliated, and (of course) cannot vote for themselves.

You may not agree with the judges. You may think you have 'better shots' at home - prove it! Enter this year's contest.

World Champion 2006/07
The judges award the photographer who submits the most consistent and complete portfolio over the year World Champion. Other photographers of distinction are awarded Grand Master.

winnerThe overall 2006/07 World Champion is...

Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)

shots that cross the surface boundary (so under/overs like Snells Window too)

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Gold Medal Winner
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)

The man and the sea nikonos V and 16mm.

Location: Italy

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Silver Medal Winner
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
profile Nikki Van Veelen South Africa

My best effort with the Maria Schroeder wreck in Nabq Park. Taken with flat port and E300.

Location: Egypt

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Bronze Medal Winner
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)

I have taken the photo on a divetrip by natural light.

Location: Egypt

Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)

shots taken using ambient light i.e. unlit by flash or continuous lighting like HID but filters on the lens are allowed if declared

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Gold Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
profile Alex Tattersall United Kingdom

Catamaran used by local fishermen of Maya Island, Indonesia.. e900 with INON fisheye.. 2 meters from the surface..

Location: Indonesia

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Silver Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)

Underwater photographer at work in Ras Mohammed. D100 in Sea & Sea housing, no strobes. Converted to B&W in Photoshop.

Location:

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Silver Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)

Blue Hole - Middle Chamber. EOS5D + Sigma 15mm FE.

Location: Croatia

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Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
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Sarena Straus
United States
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Mark Thomas
United Kingdom
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Wide Angle - Wrecks

anything man-made that is sunk including cars, tanks, planes etc. - oh and ships!

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Gold Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Wrecks

The machine-room of the Kalais. This beautyful wreck laying in only 30 meters depth will disappear because it is inside the ampliation area of the exterior mole of the harbour at Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. This picture was taken may 2004.

Location: Spain

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Silver Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Wrecks
profile Derek Haslam United Kingdom

Freshwater wreck,Capernwray 10.5mm.

Location: United Kingdom

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Bronze Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Wrecks

upper part of the Salem Express (Safaga) D200, 10.5mm

Location: Egypt

Runner Ups
Wide Angle - Wrecks
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Dave Reid
United Kingdom
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Jane Morgan
United Kingdom
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Wide Angle - Divers

Divers doing what divers do - underwater or on the surface

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Gold Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Divers

Red frogfish and photographing diver; Sabang beach, shallow water, Nikonos RS, Fisheye, Flash Nikon SB104 - Model: Leda

Location: Philippines

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Silver Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Divers
profile Ed Eng Malaysia

Underwater Babe! Taken In Redang, Malaysia!

Location: Malaysia

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Bronze Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Divers
profile Becky Kagan United States

Giant sloth bones in kolimba cave

Location: Mexico

Wide Angle - Marine Life

wide angle shots with no divers in frame

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Gold Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Marine Life

Northern Right Whale, Patagonia - Puerto Pirámides.

Location: Argentina

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Silver Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Marine Life

Big cod at the "Bajón del Río", El Hierro, Canary Islands (one of the winning pics of the 10th Open Fotosub Isla de El Hierro, october 2006)

Location: Spain

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Bronze Medal Winner
Wide Angle - Marine Life
profile Andy Lerner United States

Tornado of Jacks in the Solomons

Location: Solomon islands

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Wide Angle - Marine Life

Macro - not swimming

Smaller subjects typically 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.5cm) shot on macro settings or with macro equipment that are NOT MOVING usually on the bottom (i.e. between 1:1 and 1:3)

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Gold Medal Winner
Macro - not swimming

My special little buddy. Canon 20D & 60mm macro with Inon strobes.

Location: Australia

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Silver Medal Winner
Macro - not swimming

Lembeh Streit, north Sulawesi. I love this frog fish! Nikon Coolpix 5000 in Sea & Sea housing and two strobes.

Location: Indonesia

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Bronze Medal Winner
Macro - not swimming
profile David Spiel United States

Do you want to be a star?

Location: Indonesia

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Macro - not swimming
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Rand Mcmeins
United States
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Ed Eng
Malaysia
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Macro - swimming

Smaller subjects typically 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.5cm) shot on macro settings or with macro equipment that are in MID WATER not touching anything (i.e. between 1:1 and 1:3)

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Gold Medal Winner
Macro - swimming
profile Martin Dalsaso Northern Mariana Islands

Turtle in cave

Location: Northern Mariana Islands

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Silver Medal Winner
Macro - swimming

A jellyfish. Photo taken in the Philippines at night. C5050.

Location: Philippines

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Bronze Medal Winner
Macro - swimming
profile Jim Chambers United States

This little Yellowface Pikeblenny wasn't too shy about posing. Little Cayman, BWI. Nikon D70.

Location: Cayman islands

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Macro - swimming
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Brian Mayes
United Kingdom
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Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)

Shots that have been digitally edited outside of the camera for creative reasons (not brightness/contrast etc.) in a program like PhotoShop

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Gold Medal Winner
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
profile Mathew Cook United States

Strange Encounter. Originally a so-so/lifeless shot of some coral. Mirrored and worked with Photoshop.

Location: United States

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Silver Medal Winner
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
profile George Smorse United States

"Jumpin' Jacks" - Grand Cayman East End. Taken with an Olympus C4040 Zoom in a PT-010 housing. Processed with Photoshop.

Location: Cayman islands

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Bronze Medal Winner
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)

Messing in photoshop and I came up with this.......

Location: Belize

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Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)

Topside (above water but marine related)

shots above the surface. Can be on land but with relevance to the marine environment

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Gold Medal Winner
Topside (above water but marine related)
profile Chris Wildblood United Kingdom

Marine Iguana, Isabella, Galapagos. 2006. Nikkor 70-300mm.

Location: Ecuador

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Bronze Medal Winner
Topside (above water but marine related)
profile David Edward Carson United Kingdom

Great White Shark - taken whilst cage diving with these wonderful animals off Gansbaai. Taken with Konica Minolta Dimage A200 prefocused and with patience!

Location: South Africa

Runner Ups
Topside (above water but marine related)


Contest entries
pufferfish eye
By Lars Oliver Michaelis
posted 15:30 CST Today (2 hours ago)
Orange Anemone/Photographed with a Canon 60 mm macro lens at Alor  Indonesia
By Laurie Slawson
posted 12:26 CST Today (5 hours ago)
Papuan Scorpionfish/Photographed with a Canon 60 mm macro lens at Alor  Indonesia
By Laurie Slawson
posted 12:26 CST Today (5 hours ago)
nightly hammerhead
By Vladimir Chubenko
posted 12:05 CST Today (5 hours ago)
Anemone fish always adorable
By Eduard Bello
posted 10:27 CST Today (7 hours ago)
Portrait with mirror in a cenote of the Riviera Maya
By Pierre Violle
posted 09:16 CST Today (8 hours ago)
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