Alert Diver, Nature’s Best Photography magazine and Wetpixel are pleased to announce the Winners of this year’s Ocean Views Photography Competition!
Selected from thousands of images, the Winners and Highly Honored images will be published in the Ocean Views Winners Gallery feature in the 2013 Spring/Summer print edition of Nature’s Best Photography and Spring 2013 issue of Alert Diver magazine, both due out in May.
We received many excellent photos which made our judging process enjoyable, but very difficult!
Please consider entering other Nature’s Best contests: the 2013 Windland Awards has an Oceans category and is open now through May; the next Ocean Views competition will open in October, 2013.
Stay connected to the Nature’s Best blog for more information and updates. Remember to also check out the Nature’s Best website for contest info.
We appreciate your ongoing support and welcome your thoughts, suggestions, and participation in making this one of the best ocean photography competitions in the world. Thank you for entering this year and we look forward to seeing much more of your photography in the future.
Deb Freligh for Nature’s Best Photography.
Stephen Frink for Alert Diver magazine.
Adam Hanlon/Eric Cheng for Wetpixel.
All prizes are available from June 2013 - June 2014 only, and are forfeit if claimed after that date.
Keith Monroe: Two live-aboard adventures, one each on Thailand Aggressor in Thailand, and the other aboard Carib Dancer in the Bahamas. Sponsor Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet.
Douglas David Seifert: Cruise for 2 aboard Galapagos Sky to the Galapagos Islands, Sponsor Galapagos Sky and DivEncounters Alliance.
Todd Bretl: 10-night cruise to the Maldives aboard M/Y Maldives Siren, Sponsor WorldWide Dive and Sail.
George Pellisier: 8-night / 9-day cruise to the Socorro Islands aboard Solmar V; Sponsor Solmar V and DivEncounters Alliance.
Steven Kovacs: 11-night / 10-day cruise to the Cocos Islands aboard either Sea Hunter or Undersea Hunter; Sponsor Undersea Hunter Group and DivEncounters Alliance.
Luis Miguel Cortes Lozano: 7-night cruise to the Maldives aboard MV Orion; Sponsor MV Orion and DivEncounters Alliance
Claudio Contreras: 7-night cruise aboard Ocean Hunter III in Palau; Sponsor Fish N Fins and Ocean Hunter live-aboards.
Joaquin Gutierriez Fernandez: 7-night / 5-day dive package for 2 guests (not including airfare) to Palau. Sponsor Sam’s Tours.
Francis Perez: Scubapro Mk 25 and S600 regulators. Prize sponsored by Scubapro.
Tobias Friedrich: Oceanic ATOM 3.1 Hoseless dive computer. Prize sponsored by Oceanic.
Domenico Rosigno: Subgear SG1000 regulator. Prize sponsored by Subgear.
Doc White: 5 nights/4 days of diving at Sunset House for two, Grand Cayman. Sponsor Sunset House.
Cristian Dimitrius: Ikelite DS161 strobe and charger. Sponsor Ikelite Underwater Products.
Highly Honored images are not prioritized, merely listed as such:
Linda Drake (two photos as highly honored/two prizes): Henderson Aqualock wetsuits; Sponsor Henderson Aquatics & 7-night accommodation at either Atlantis Puerto Galera or Atlantis Dumaguete Resorts in the Philippines for 1; Sponsor Atlantis Philippines Dive resort and live-aboard and DivEncounters Alliance.
Lucia Griggi: Nautilus Lifeline diver safety device; Sponsor DAN.
Dr. Alex Tattersall: Nautilus Lifeline diver safety device; Sponsor DAN.
Keith Ellenbogen: 5-day trip / 10-dive package; Sponsor Ocean Divers, Key Largo, Florida Keys.
Uwe Schmolke: DUI Weight & Trim System; Sponsor DUI.
Noam Kortler: DUI Weight & Trim System; Sponsor DUI.
Dafna Ben nun: DUI Weight & Trim System; Sponsor DUI.
Tobias Friedrich: DUI Weight & Trim System; Sponsor DUI.
Francis Perez: DUI Weight & Trim System; Sponsor DUI.