Top Foto at PAF Tachov Festival


The PAF Tachov International Divers Festival in the Czech Republic was recently held for the 31st time. My portfolio from across the world went all the way to the top.

A photo competition was held in conjunction with the festival, and I entered a portfolio consisting of four images.

The effort was very successful: I was awarded the prize of Top Foto in the competition by the judges.

Each photographer had to enter four images in the portfolio competition.

The images had to meet the following criteria:

A wide-angle image without a diver, a wide-angle image with a diver, a macro image, and a water animal image.

I entered the images you see to the right. They were (from top to bottom):

A) Diver in Regona cave, Cabo Verde Diving, Cape Verde

B) Nudibranch, Flabellina pelluica, shot at Gulen Dive Resort

C) Schooling bannerfish, Heniochus diphreutes, shot in the Strait of Tiran, Red Sea

D) Manatee love, Trichechus manatus, Florida, USA

Great prizes

The price for winning Top Foto in PAF Tachov 2009 is a glass sculpture called the Cochtanka, the sea nymph.

Also, I was awarded a liveaboard cruise in Indonesia courtesy of SMY Ondina.

I am tremendously proud to have won the competition, and honoured that the jury thought my portfolio was the best.

My best regards goes to my competitors, the jury and the organizers of the PAF Tachov International Divers Festival - The Diving Club of Tachov in the Czech Republic.



My portfolio consisting of one black, one blue, one red and one green image made it all the way to the top at the PAF Tachov festival in the Czech republic.

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