Undersea photography shows us unique views of our own world, but sometimes it seems as if we are seeing something entirely otherworldly. To honor the skill and artistry of amateur photographers who show us our watery world as we’ve never seen it before, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is proud to host “Under the Sea,” an exhibit of 26 images from the 2014 and 2013 Annual Underwater Photography Contest. Presented by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s Underwater Photography Contest, the exhibit will be open for viewing exclusively on the weekends, 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday and Sunday.
On display in the Museum’s Space Gallery through August 2014, the exhibit features award-winning underwater images shot all around the world. The annual Underwater Photography Contest is open to all amateur photographers who earn less than 20 percent of their income from photography. Categories are judged by a panel of expert judges from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and are awarded in these categories: Macro, Fish or Marine Animal Portrait, Wide Angle and Best University of Miami Student Photograph. One winner is selected in each category with two runners-up. One winner is selected as Best Overall Photograph.
This year’s Best Overall Photograph belongs to Italy’s Filippo Borghi, who introduces us to a blue shark cruising with pilot fish under the sun off the coast of Portugal. Sponsored by Divers Direct, the Best University of Miami Student Photograph winner was Laura Rock, for allowing us to meet Atlantic Sailfish off of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.