Video: Treasures of the seas and oceans. Miami University Underwater Photography Competition 2009
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
The Rosenstahl School of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami has announced the winners of the fifth annual underwater photography competition. This year, 918 photo applications were accepted from participants from 23 countries. The 2009 Prize was awarded for Best Overall Photo, along with 3 nominations in the categories: Best Wide Angle Photo, Macro, and Sea Life.
The award for the best photographic work goes to Italy to Marchione Giacomo, who took his premium photo in Indonesia. The picture shows two crabs (Lybia tesselata) ready to attack. They hold tiny sea anemones in their claws, whose tentacles can sting strongly. Such is the defensive tactic of crabs. Everyone defends himself as best he can.
No, do not think, this marine life was not photographed at all at breakfast, with a mouthful of delicious food. The large-mouthed male (Opistognathus macrognathus) carefully bears its offspring, holding eggs in its mouth, until the time comes for them to appear in this world. The photo was taken by Steven Kovacs in Florida and won first place in the Best Portrait category.
This dwarf seahorse is smaller than a little finger, but its small body has the unique ability to take on the color of the environment in which it is located, to perfectly camouflage itself among algae, corals and fish. Taken in Borneo, Malaysia, this shot earned Vickie Coker # 1 in the macro category.
The photograph of the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata acutorostrata) was taken at dawn near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Photographer Steffen Binke was 6 or 7 feet from the whale when he caught it on camera. The picture brought the author the third well-deserved victory place for the best sea portrait.
Please meet the cute sea dog that happened to meet photographer Judy Townsend in Florida and was immortalized by her camera. Photography won third place in the macro category.
University of Miami student Evan D'Alessandro won first prize for best wide-angle photograph showing three glorious French bristletooths (Pomacanthus paru).
Jerry Kane won second place for a portrait of a Caribbean reef cuttlefish (Sepioteuthis sepioidea), depicted in clear Hawaiian water against a beautiful cloudy sky.
Two Chinese perches or tangerines, pairing very similar to a bright butterfly, were photographed by young man Michael Rosenfeld, who is only 15 years old. Second Place for Best Macro Shot.
Male lepomis (Lepomis gibbosus) admires its reflection in the camera lens of photographer Alessio Viora. The Italian was awarded second place in the wide-angle photography category.
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