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Close-up photo of a whale shark won an underwater photo contest

Scuba Diving Magazine Contest Evans Baudin GrandPrize
Evans Baudin / Scuba Diving magazine, Grand Prize Winner

Scuba Diving magazine organized the Through Your Lens Underwater Photo Contest for the 16th time. People got a task – to submit their best photographs – and this year was the most fruitful. Over 2,600 images uploaded, the judges had plenty of work, selecting the winners.
The one photograph, which stunned the judges, taken in Baja California, Mexico by Evans Baudin, presents a whale shark photo with fifty fish riding in her mouth. This female shark of 39-foot long seemingly had no issues with her passengers and was more than happy to offer them a ride where they had to go.
Evans Baudin is a French marine wildlife expert and ended up in Mexico for a permitted dive to study the consequence of COVID-19 on marine life. His artwork sits among the four category winners for Macro, Wide Angle, Behavior, and Compact Camera.
All of the winners won trips abroad variety of vessels to continue their scuba-diving exploits. In contrast, the second and third place category winners got professional camera equipment from SeaLife and Cressi.

Scuba Diving Magazine Contest behavior second place jerry arriaga
Jerry Arriaga / Scuba Diving magazine, Second Place – Behavior
Scuba Diving Magazine Contest honorable mention martina andres
Martina Andres / Scuba Diving magazine, Honorable Mention
Scuba Diving Magazine Contest Tobias Friedrich 1st Compact
obias Friedrich / Scuba Diving magazine, First Place – Compact Camera
Scuba Diving Magazine Contest Martin Strmiska 1st WideAngle
Martin Strmiska / Scuba Diving magazine, First Place – Wide Angle
Scuba Diving Magazine Contest wide angle second place marc henauer
Marc Henauer / Scuba Diving magazine, Second Place – Wide Angle
Scuba Diving Magazine Contest honorable mention sean steininger
Sean Steiniger / Scuba Diving magazine, Honorable Mention
Scuba Diving Magazine Contest Jeffrey Haines 1st Macro
Jeffrey Haines / Scuba Diving magazine, First Place – Macro
Scuba Diving Magazine Contest compact camera third place enrico somogyi
Enrico Somogyi / Scuba Diving magazine, Third Place – Compact Camera
Scuba Diving Magazine Contest honorable mention massimo giorgetta
Massimo Giorgetta / Scuba Diving magazine, Honorable Mention