American Crocodile Wins UM Rosenstiel School Underwater Photo Contest

American Crocodile Wins UM Rosenstiel School Underwater Photo Contest

UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Photo Contest best overall photo, American crocodile by Massimo Gorgetta

By Diana Udel

UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Photo Contest best overall photo, American crocodile by Massimo Gorgetta

American Crocodile Wins UM Rosenstiel School Underwater Photo Contest

By Diana Udel
Annual competition captures stunning images of marine life from around the world

MIAMI–May 29, 2018– The American Crocodile is declared the winner of the 2018 Annual Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The winning image was captured by Massimo Gorgetta in Cuban waters, and is one of 500 underwater images submitted for this year’s contest.

A panel of experts including Rosenstiel School marine biologists and professional photographers judged the photos that came from 20 countries and 15 U.S. states. Awards were given in four categories: macro, fish or marine animal portrait, wide angle, and best overall submission. The competition also recognized the best UM student photo, which was of a school of spotted eagle rays taken by Master of Professional Science student Drew Martin under Bear Cut Bridge on Virginia Key, Florida.

The annual underwater photography contest is open to all amateur photographers who earn no more than 20 percent of their income from their photography. View the winners of this year’s contest
hereThe ‘best overall’ prize is a trip on Blackbeard’s Cruises departing from Nassau to the Exuma Cays, Bahamas. The competition was generously sponsored by Bill Gallwey