Silver medal at Unterwasser Visions

Team Norway claimed an impressive silver medal in the Unterwasser Visions team competition for 2010, only beaten by the spanish team.

This anemone close-up won in Unterwasser Visions in april 2010, securing one of two monthly victories for the Norwegian team.

By Christian Skauge   Published: Jan 3, 2011

Team Norway consist of four underwater photographers, and have been competing in all of the 11 stages of the Unterwasser Visions competition from January until November 2010.

All the team members have placed in the top ten ranking, and we could also celebrate two monthly victories during the year.

Lill Haugen won in January and I won in April with the picture to the right.

Team Norway also secured four overall monthly victories, and has been in the top two of the team competition throughout the year - only beaten by the Spanish, who won in the end with 314 points against Team Norway's 270. We salute the winners!

Number 8 individually

In the individual ranking I achieved a decent 8th place and 22 points, with one victory and several top ten results during the competition.

The winner of the individual competition was Arturo Telle of Spain with 65 points, ahead of Fredrik Ehrenström (Sweden) and Warmut Sobainsky (Germany). Congratulations to all of you!

Team members Lill Haugen and Lasse Iversen claimed 5th and 9th place individually, which means that my days of being captain for Team Norway are over: The best ranking photographer from each country is awarded this honour every year. Good luck Lill!

Professional jury

It was very pleasing that three of the four team members ended up in the top ten individually, and naturally also that we could achieve a silver medal in the team competition together.

The jury in the Unterwasser Visions 2010 consisted of Seapics founder Doug Perrine, photographer Eckard Krumpholz, World Press Award winner Christoph Gerigk, underwater photographer David Pilosof and editor-in-chief of Unterwasser, Dietmar Fuchs.

Team Norway 2010 has consisted of Bjørnar Nygård, Lasse Iversen, Lill Haugen and myself as team captain. Please click on their names to visit their respective homepages.

The Visions contest start up again in January, after taking a winter break in December. Read more at the Unterwasser website - please click below.



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