Announcing the Winners of the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2020

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Winners share more than $55,000 in prizes alongside prestigious awards!

Winner Macro Unrestricted
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DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel are proud to announce the winning images and videos in the 2020 edition of the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition. Once again, hundreds of photographers and filmmakers from dozens of countries competed to win their share of more than $55,000 worth of prizes.

Winner Wide Angle Traditional
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Created by DPG and Wetpixel, two of the largest online resources for underwater shooters, the competition invites submissions to four image categories and a video category, with entries evaluated by a panel of illustrious industry experts and award-winning photographers. This year’s judges included David Doubilet, Stephen Frink, Erin Quigley, Scott “Gutsy” Tuason, Keri Wilk and Tony Wu.

Winner Wide Angle Unrestricted
©Scott Portelli | UnderwaterCompetition.com

This year, Scott Portelli received the “Best of Show” prize for his 1st place in the Wide Angle Unrestricted category. His brilliant “over-under” style image captured an emperor fish tussling for position among a school of silver drummer in the shallows at Lord Howe Island, Australia. Commenting on the winning image, National Geographic’s David Doubilet said: “This is that moment we might see but rarely capture. This is literally crystal-clear behavior.” Master underwater photographer Keri Wilk added: “The combination of eye contact, dynamic behavior, and technical excellence make this a clear winner.”

In a joint statement, DPG Editor-in-Chief Joseph Tepper and Wetpixel Publisher Adam Hanlon said: “This year’s contest has delivered another superb portfolio of winning photos and videos, and we are astounded by the impressive quality of the entries that the competition attracts. DPG and Wetpixel congratulate all of this year’s very deserving winners!”

The organizers are pleased to announce that 15 percent of entry proceeds will once again be donated to marine conservation efforts.

For a full set of results and winning images visit the website by clicking here.

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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