loading Photo Contest loading ...
please wait - lots of graphics on this page!
Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Craig Dietrich

Underwater photo contest

Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2017

14 days to go
Peoples' Vote


Baby Steps    - Humpback whale and her baby calf swimming together in the Socorro Islands.
By Craig Dietrich
posted Monday, March 4, 2013
31 votes


By Craig Dietrich
posted Thursday, December 19, 2013
27 votes


By Craig Dietrich
posted Saturday, June 14, 2014
25 votes


By Craig Dietrich
posted Thursday, January 30, 2014
23 votes

Tiger Shark in the Bahamas. Shot with a Canon 7D with a Nauticam Housing and 4.33 inch dome with a Tokina 10-17 lens. Two YS-D-1 Strobes from Sea & Sea.
By Craig Dietrich
posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012
22 votes

Whale Shark visits Pompano Beach Florida Sunday November 25,2012. About 1.5 miles South of Hillsboro Inlet and a half mile off shore. Shot with a Canon 7D,Tokina 10-17 with a Nauticam Housing and 2 YS-D1 strobes.
By Craig Dietrich
posted Thursday, November 29, 2012
21 votes

Turtle was very friendly and I waited for him to cover the sun and I knew it would make a nice light situation. Shot in Little Cayman with a Canon 7D with a Tokina 10-17 with 2 YSD-1s.
By Craig Dietrich
posted Thursday, June 12, 2014
19 votes

Little Angel/ See these little guys on almost every dive and just wanted to highlight how cool looking they are! Shot with a Canon 7D with a Canon 100mm in a Nauticam housing and a Sea & Sea YS-110A.
By Craig Dietrich
posted Wednesday, June 13, 2012
18 votes

B&W Manta/ Shooting off the Revillagigedo Islands in Mexico and this Manta wanted to play with us. It was just incredible how they seem to connect with you. Stayed with us for the whole dive and followed us back to the boat.
By Craig Dietrich
posted Wednesday, March 13, 2013
18 votes

Grumpy / Shot with the Sony NEX5n with the 30mm lens with a Nauticam housing with a Sea & Sea 110A strobe. This photo was taken at our famous Blue Heron Bridge here in south Florida.
By Craig Dietrich
posted Saturday, June 16, 2012
17 votes
About Peoples' vote About Peoples' vote
Forums
forum latest Problem uploading images
By Gary C
Yesterday
forum latest truly one of the most creative
By niteflightphoto
Saturday, December 16, 2017
forum latest scherp
By marc van den broeck
Saturday, December 16, 2017
forum latest Bark
By peetjvaneeden
Yesterday
forum latest Nice!
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
Yesterday

Search the Contest

Entries by Category
Entries by Sea
Entries by Country
or enter search text

forum forum Stats Portfolios Annual Medal Winners slide show Annual Medal Winners spam voting policy photo contest RSS feed rules

Weekly Hotshot

Week 16 winner

weekly hotshot click to zoom

by Kelvin H.y. Tan

My thoughts

Monthly Winners

November Winner

monthly hotshot click to zoom

by Mehmet Salih Bilal


Last Month's HotShots...


Hotshot stats...
Manbd Uidive (Second place)
Susannah H. Snowden-Smith (Third place)
Upload a Photo
Our UW photo contest is the longest running and most prestigious online. If you want to make a name for yourself this is THE place to do it.
Just look at some of the internationally acclaimed photographers who have launched their u/w photo careers here over the years.

Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Craig Dietrich

23 Entries Found
"Sun Ball Manta" Manta shot from Socorro. Got this shot o... by Craig Dietrich
"Sun Ball Manta" Manta shot from Socorro. Got this shot on the last day of the trip. Shot with a Canon 7D,Tokina 10-17,and 2 YSD-1 strobes. Set the shot up and just waited hoping the Manta would go right were I needed!
25 Votes
VOTE!
Turtle was very friendly and I waited for him to cover th... by Craig Dietrich
Turtle was very friendly and I waited for him to cover the sun and I knew it would make a nice light situation. Shot in Little Cayman with a Canon 7D with a Tokina 10-17 with 2 YSD-1s.
19 Votes
VOTE!
"Manta" Waited till dusk to get this lighting. Was just h... by Craig Dietrich
"Manta" Waited till dusk to get this lighting. Was just hoping the mantas would show up. Socorro is a magical place and I really wanted to get that across to viewers. Taken with a Canon 7D with my favorite Tokina 10-17 and 2 YSD-1 strobes.
23 Votes
VOTE!
"Motherly Love" As soon as we hit the water we expected t... by Craig Dietrich
"Motherly Love" As soon as we hit the water we expected this pair to shy away, instead they wanted to say hello! Mother and baby humpback in the Socorro Islands. Shot with a Canon 7D with a Tokina 10-17 with natural light.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2013

Final RoundThrough to 2013 awards final round judging
27 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Craig Dietrich
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
Shot at San Benedicto Island. Canon 7D with Tokina 10-17.... by Craig Dietrich
Shot at San Benedicto Island. Canon 7D with Tokina 10-17. Saw these fish from way down and just loved the lighting.
13 Votes
VOTE!
B&W Manta/ Shooting off the Revillagigedo Islands in Mexi... by Craig Dietrich
B&W Manta/ Shooting off the Revillagigedo Islands in Mexico and this Manta wanted to play with us. It was just incredible how they seem to connect with you. Stayed with us for the whole dive and followed us back to the boat.
18 Votes
VOTE!
Bronze Circle  --  School of fish off Socorro Island. by Craig Dietrich
Bronze Circle -- School of fish off Socorro Island.
15 Votes
VOTE!
Baby Steps    - Humpback whale and her baby calf swimming... by Craig Dietrich
Baby Steps - Humpback whale and her baby calf swimming together in the Socorro Islands.
shortlistedShortlisted!
31 Votes
VOTE!
In Pompano Beach Florida diving the wreck United Caribbea... by Craig Dietrich
In Pompano Beach Florida diving the wreck United Caribbean. Found this Lizard fish having a grunt for lunch. I had never seen them swallow something so large before. Shot with a Canon 7D with a Tokina 10-17 with 2 YS-D1 strobes.
10 Votes
VOTE!
Whale Shark visits Pompano Beach Florida. Just an amazing... by Craig Dietrich
Whale Shark visits Pompano Beach Florida. Just an amazing day out on the water when a Whale Shark was spotted. The best part is he stayed and played with us. Shot with a Canon 7D with a Tokina 10-17 with a 4.33 Nauticam dome and housing.
6 Votes
VOTE!
Whale Shark visits Pompano Beach Florida Sunday November ... by Craig Dietrich
Whale Shark visits Pompano Beach Florida Sunday November 25,2012. About 1.5 miles South of Hillsboro Inlet and a half mile off shore. Shot with a Canon 7D,Tokina 10-17 with a Nauticam Housing and 2 YS-D1 strobes.
21 Votes
VOTE!
Yellowhead Jawfish dancing in front of me. These little g... by Craig Dietrich
Yellowhead Jawfish dancing in front of me. These little guys are very beautiful and I hope I represented them well. Shot with a Canon 7D with a Canon 60mm Lens with a Nauticam Housing that we rent at our shop. 1 YS-D-1 Strobe from Sea & Sea.
11 Votes
VOTE!
This is Max! A giant Bahama Grouper. This was taken with ... by Craig Dietrich
This is Max! A giant Bahama Grouper. This was taken with a Canon 7D with a Tokina 10-17 with a Nauticam housing and a 4.33' Nauticam Dome.
8 Votes
VOTE!
Tiger Shark in the Bahamas. Shot with a Canon 7D with a N... by Craig Dietrich
Tiger Shark in the Bahamas. Shot with a Canon 7D with a Nauticam Housing and 4.33 inch dome with a Tokina 10-17 lens. Two YS-D-1 Strobes from Sea & Sea.
22 Votes
VOTE!
Big Smile/ Big Lemon Shark saying hello to me in the Baha... by Craig Dietrich
Big Smile/ Big Lemon Shark saying hello to me in the Bahamas. The photo was taken with a Canon 7D with Tokina 10-17 with a Nauticam housing and a 4 inch dome and the new D-1 strobes form Sea & Sea.
17 Votes
VOTE!
Take a Dive/ Dolphins about to go into the deep in the Ba... by Craig Dietrich
Take a Dive/ Dolphins about to go into the deep in the Bahamas. Photographed with a Canon 7D with the Tokina 10-17 in a Nauticam Housing.
14 Votes
VOTE!
Beauty & Not a Beast/ Tiger Shark saying hello. by Craig Dietrich
Beauty & Not a Beast/ Tiger Shark saying hello.
12 Votes
VOTE!
Magical/ This shot was taken on a night dive off Lighthou... by Craig Dietrich
Magical/ This shot was taken on a night dive off Lighthouse Reef in Pompano Beach,Fl. Shot with a NEX5n with the 16mm lens with 2 Sea & Sea 110A. Was an awesome dive with the super moon lighting our way!.
13 Votes
VOTE!
Hanging Out/  This shot was taken in the Florida Keys. by Craig Dietrich
Hanging Out/ This shot was taken in the Florida Keys.
15 Votes
VOTE!
Grumpy / Shot with the Sony NEX5n with the 30mm lens with... by Craig Dietrich
Grumpy / Shot with the Sony NEX5n with the 30mm lens with a Nauticam housing with a Sea & Sea 110A strobe. This photo was taken at our famous Blue Heron Bridge here in south Florida.
17 Votes
VOTE!
See Horsey/ Shot with the Sony NEX5n with the 30mm macro ... by Craig Dietrich
See Horsey/ Shot with the Sony NEX5n with the 30mm macro lens in a Nauticam housing and a Sea & Sea 110A strobe. Very famous sea horse at the Blue Heron Bridge in south Florida.
10 Votes
VOTE!
Jump for Joy/ Shot in the Monterey Bay. Nikon D300 with t... by Craig Dietrich
Jump for Joy/ Shot in the Monterey Bay. Nikon D300 with the Nikon 70-200 Lens. They are called Risso's Dolphin and it was a magical day. NO PHOTOSHOP at all.
13 Votes
VOTE!
Little Angel/ See these little guys on almost every dive ... by Craig Dietrich
Little Angel/ See these little guys on almost every dive and just wanted to highlight how cool looking they are! Shot with a Canon 7D with a Canon 100mm in a Nauticam housing and a Sea & Sea YS-110A.
18 Votes
VOTE!
 
23 Entries Found