MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

JUDY TOWNSEND
DEBBIE WALLACE

were selected as finalist in the 2018 Nature’s Best Photography Ocean Views Contest!

LEE BURGHARD
Lee’s film, Adventure is Calling, was also selected to be featured at the San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

KELLY CASEY
had one of her Goliath Grouper images featured by Mission Blue

SUZAN MELDONIAN
had her article, “Aliens of the Deep: Black-Water Diving in Florida,” featured in Dive Photo Guide’s Dome Report.

LEE BURGHARD
has been named videographer of the month by DivePhotoGuide.com

LEE BURGHARD
SUZAN MELDONIAN
DIANE RANDOLPH
JUDY TOWNSEND
DEBBIE WALLACE

Congrats to ALL these SFUPS Members who placed in the 2018 Beneath The Sea Imaging contest.
General Marine Life: Second Place, Suzan Meldonian Galaxy within a Galaxy, Macro: First Place: Judy Townsend, Sharpear Snope, Behavior: First Place: Judy Townsend, Squid Eating a Fish, Honorable Mention: Debbie Wallace, School of Schools, Best-In-Show Prize (Video): The Stan Waterman Award for Excellence in Underwater Videography: Lee Burghard: Adventure is Calling, Diane Randolph: Second Place: Philippine Dreams

SUZAN MELDONIAN
had her article, “Photographing Alligators Underwater in Florida” featured in DIVEPHOTOGUIDE.COM

DIANE RANDOLPH
Diane’s short film, Philippine Dreams, was selected to play at the San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition.

SUZAN MELDONIAN
was featured in USA Today’s “Best Underwater Photos in the World” with her Larval Tripod fish photo.

DEBBIE WALLACE
had her article, One Shark Diver’s Perspective: Caged vs Open Water, published in uwphotographyguide.com.

LEE BURGHARD
His short film “Adventure is Calling” took the Gold Award for the video category at the 2018 Our World Underwater International Imaging Competition!

BRIAN ECKSTEIN
received a Highly Commended award in the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year Competition in the “Up and Coming” category.

JUDY TOWNSEND
received 4th place honors in the Macro category of the 2017 World Shootout competition.

ANNE DUPONT
will be one of the speakers at the Florida United Malacologists Conference on January 27, 2018 at the Bailey Matthews Nation Shell Museum on Sanibel Island. Her presentation, Opisthobranch Spawn, will highlight her underwater photography of Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.

DEBBIE WALLACE
Debbie Wallace was selected as Photographer of the Week by Dive Photo Guide

DEBBIE WALLACE
won the Gold Medal in the Sharks Category for her photo in the UnderwaterPhotography.com Annual Photo Contest.

SUZAN MELDONIAN
Her photo of “Fish in a Pyrosome” was chosen as Photo of the Day on Smithsonianmag.com.

LEE BURGHARD
His short film “King of the Everglades” made the official selection at this year’s Festisub in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

PHIL RUDIN
Congratulations for achieving the very prestigious Platinum Pro 5000 Diver Status! Phil has been recognized by SSI (Scuba Schools International) for having logged more than 5,000 dives during his career, and for being one of the world’s most elite underwater explorers

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