Results of 2017 DUC Shootout announced

Overall Winner-Jean Tresfon

The results of the 2017 Durban Undersea Club (DUC) Shootout have been announced. The contest allowed image entries that had been taken in the geographic area from Mozambique to the Cape during the period between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017. Congratulations to overall winner Jean Tresfon and to all those among the ratings.

DUC Shootout 2017

Press release

The 7th DUC Shootout took place between 1st December 2016 and the 31st of May 2017.

The 2017 DUC shootout was convened by Allen Walker.

Allen again invited international award winning photographers to judge the submissions of the 2017 shootout. The judges this year were: Michel Lonfat, Adam Hanlon, Markus Roth, Isabella Maffei, Gregory Lecoeur, Shin Arunrugstichai

Amazing prizes, top judges and the freedom to capture images from Mozambique to the Cape as well as the inland waters of SA once again brought out the best in SA’s underwater Shooters whose images show cased the beauty and diversity of our aquatic ecosystems in Southern Africa. In a first for the DUC SHOOTOUT, it was fantastic to receive entries and submissions from two foreign underwater photographers who had visited SA during the shooting period enter the competition

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all that entered for supporting the competition!



Winner-Ian Fraser
Second-Warrick Keyser
Third-Sophie Jaquel
HM-Eugene Blignaut


Winner-Rupert Cornelius
Second-Gemma Dry
Third-Kennith Sean Hicks
HM-Fabrizio Torsani


Winner- Chris Pienaar
Second- Charles Wright
Third- Ivan van Heerden
HM- Peet J van Eeden


Winner-Christine Kelbe
Second-Pier Mane
Third-Jenny Stromvoll
HM-Steve Woods