AUSTRALASIA Underwater Photo Competition 2014

Featuring images captured EXCLUSIVELY in the Asia-Pacific Region

Brought to you by Scuba Diver AUSTRALASIA and ADEX China (IUST)

In honour of the first annual ADEX China in Shanghai, underwater3some re-launched the internationally renowned Through The Lens International Underwater Photography Competition.

AUSTRALASIA Underwater celebrated images taken in Asia-Pacific. With five exciting categories, incredible prizes, and a high-profile exhibition of shortlisted images at the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE), the competition attracted submissions from around the world.

AUSTRALASIA Underwater reached its climax at ADEX China on September 22, 2014, when the winners were announced at a LIVE JUDGING event, featuring a panel of world-renowned members of the underwater photography community; Ernie Brooks II, Aaron Wong, Qing Lin, Yorko Summer, William Tan, and Wu Lixin. 

Category: Macro

Winner: Lynn Wu
“Sheep Eat Grass”, Bali, Indonesia


Runner-up: Davide Lopresti
“Pink”, Komodo, Indonesia


Hide and Seek - Indonesia

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Ghost Pipefish of the Future - Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Pink, Komodo - Indonesia

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Sheep Eat Grass - Bali, Indonesia

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Triplet, Sulawesi - Indonesia

Category: Wide-Angle

Winner: Scott Portelli
Humpback Whale”, Tonga


Runner-up: Iyad Suleyman
“Turtle 3”, Sipadan, Borneo

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Turtle 3 - Sipadan, Borneo

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Big Mouth - Raja Ampat, Indonesia

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Jacks and Diver - Anilao, Philippines

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Diver and Jacks - Bali, Indonesia

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Humpback Whale - Tonga

Category: Compact Camera

Winner: Alberto Gallucci
“Thysanostoma thysanura”, Bali, Indonesia



Runner-up: Uwe Schmolke
“Nudi”, Bali, Indonesia


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Thysanostoma thysanura - Bali, Indonesia

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Donut Nudi 1 - Bali, Indonesia

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Bring in the Trumpet - Brunei

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Royal Jelly - Mactan, Philippines


Nudi - Bali, Indonesia

Category: Conservation Photography

Winner: Jim Chen
“Coral Reef Restoration Project”, Bali, Indonesia


Runner-up: Michael Gallagher
“White's Seahorse”, Sydney, Australia

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Plastic Coral - Christmas Island

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Coral Reef Restoration Project - Bali, Indonesia

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The Last Fly - Taiwan

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White's Seahorse - Sydney, Australia

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Feeding - Oslob, Philippines

Category: The People's Choice

AUSTRALASIA Underwater also included a People’s Choice Award. Right up until the live judging, the world’s public voted online for their favourite shortlisted image.

With the most votes, Lynn Wu, with “Sheep Eat Grass” was the clear favourite!

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