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PHOTOS: 2021 Anilao Underwater Shootout stages a successful comeback

1st Place, Compact Class - Marine Behavior Category, Regie Casia

Team Out of Town Blog Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – Amateur and professional underwater photographers, divers, and marine enthusiasts once again masterfully captured the beauty of Anilao in the entries to the 7th Anilao Underwater Shootout (AUS), recently mounted by the Department of Tourism (DOT). Dubbed as the “World Cup of Underwater Photo Competitions,” the four-day event highlighted the […]

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PHOTOS: 2021 Anilao Underwater Shootout stages a successful comeback

1st Place, Compact Class - Marine Behavior Category, Regie Casia

Team Out of City Weblog Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – Beginner {and professional} underwater photographers, divers, and marine fans as soon as once more masterfully captured the fantastic thing about Anilao within the entries to the seventh Anilao Underwater Shootout (AUS), not too long ago mounted by the Division of Tourism (DOT).

AUS competition judges Mike Bartick, William Tan (virtual) and Scott Gutsy Tuason (far right) and competition director Oliver Ang (third from left).
AUS competitors judges Mike Bartick, William Tan (digital) and Scott Gutsy Tuason (far proper) and competitors director Oliver Ang (third from left).
Competition Judges Scott Gutsy Tuason (far left) and Mike Bartick (7th from left) and Competition Director Oliver Ang (far right) with AUS participants
Competitors Judges Scott Gutsy Tuason (far left) and Mike Bartick (seventh from left) and Competitors Director Oliver Ang (far proper) with AUS members

Dubbed because the “World Cup of Underwater Picture Competitions,” the four-day occasion highlighted the city’s teeming marine biodiversity, together with its world-famous nudibranchs.

Event host Cat Triviño
Occasion host Cat Triviño

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat mentioned the occasion showcased the nation’s readiness to welcome again vacationers and reclaim its place because the world’s main dive vacation spot.

Department of Tourism Undersecretary Woodrow Maquiling, Jr.
Division of Tourism Undersecretary Woodrow Maquiling, Jr.

“The Anilao Underwater Shootout is a platform to speak the significance of safeguarding our delicate reefs and marine ecosystems for future generations. As we slowly rebuild and recuperate from the consequences of the pandemic, this occasion is our means of asserting to the world that the Philippines' diving business is alive and effectively, and really a lot able to welcome divers and underwater photographers,” Puyat mentioned.

Supporting the division’s thrust to soundly restart tourism within the nation, Puyat additionally famous that greater than 95 p.c of the tourism employees in dive locations are actually totally vaccinated.

Gathering a complete of 120 members flying in from all around the nation, the occasion additionally spurred home tourism exercise in Anilao, trickling all the way down to the group with engagement from the city’s resorts, dive guides, and spotters.

This 12 months’s version garnered a complete of 348 entries throughout the competitors’s 11 classes. Winners have been awarded over two million pesos price of prizes from its official airline associate Cebu Pacific, and underwater images gear from occasion companions Nauticam, Scubalamp, and sponsors AOI, XDEEP, Crest, Fourth Factor, Divers Level, Nautilus Dive, and Sports activities Middle, Squires Bingham, and Ultralight Management Programs, Inc.

1st Place, Open Class - Macro/Supermacro Category, Dennis Corpuz
1st Place, Open Class – Macro/Supermacro Class, Dennis Corpuz

Within the Open Class, Macro/Supermacro class, winners are Dennis Corpuz, 1st place; Marivic Verdadero Maramot, 2nd place; and Emil Ribaya Jaranilla, third place.

1st Place, Open Class - Marine Behavior Category, Ariel Locsin
1st Place, Open Class – Marine Habits Class, Ariel Locsin

Within the Marine Habits class, winners are Ariel Careño Locsin, 1st place; Glenn Ian Diaz Villanueva, 2nd place; and Adrian Dan, third place.

DOT Photographer of the Year and 1st Place, Open Class - Nudibranch Category, Dennis Corpuz
DOT Photographer of the 12 months and 1st Place, Open Class – Nudibranch Class, Dennis Corpuz

Within the Nudibranch class, winners are Dennis Corpuz, 1st place; Glenn Ian Villanueva, 2nd place; Armida Esteban, third place.

1st Place, Compact Class - Nudibranch Category, Penn De Los Santos
1st Place, Compact Class – Nudibranch Class, Penn De Los Santos

Within the Fish Portrait class, winners are Dennis Corpuz, 1st place; Louis Myse Fae Ronquillo, 2nd place; Angelyca Paras Nery, third place.

1st Place, Compact Class - Macro/Supermacro Category, Rafael Francisco
1st Place, Compact Class – Macro/Supermacro Class, Rafael Francisco

For the Compact Class, Macro/Supermacro class, winners are: Rafael Francisco, 1st place; Jorge Ida, 2nd place; and Fr. Nemer de Castro Chua, third place.

1st Place, Compact Class - Marine Behavior Category, Regie Casia
1st Place, Compact Class – Marine Habits Class, Regie Casia

Within the Marine Habits class, winners are Regie Casia, 1st place; Lloyd Respicio, 2nd place; and Anjeanette Fuentebella, third place.

1st Place, Compact Class - Nudibranch Category, Penn De Los Santos
1st Place, Compact Class – Nudibranch Class, Penn De Los Santos

Within the Nudibranch class, winners are Penn De Los Santos, 1st place; Kim Morfe, 2nd place; Armando Panopio, third place.

DOT Photographer of the Year and 1st Place, Compact Class - Fish Portrait Category, Teresa Sy Ortin
DOT Photographer of the 12 months and 1st Place, Compact Class – Fish Portrait Class, Teresa Sy Ortin

Within the Fish Portrait class, winners are Teresa Sy Ortin, 1st place; Patricia Santos, 2nd place; and Ronald Amboy Dalawampo, third place.

Winner, Special Award - Blackwater, Dennis Corpuz
Winner, Particular Award – Blackwater, Dennis Corpuz
Winner, Special Award - Wide Angle, Paul Joseph Aristorenas
Winner, Particular Award – Extensive Angle, Paul Joseph Aristorenas

Particular prizes have been awarded to Dennis Corpuz within the Blackwater class and Paul Joseph Aristorenas within the Extensive Angle class.

DOT Undersecretary Woodrow Maquiling, Jr. with DOT Photographer of the Year (Open Class) Dennis Corpuz and PCSSD Executive Director Rowena Sorioso
DOT Undersecretary Woodrow Maquiling, Jr. with DOT Photographer of the 12 months (Open Class) Dennis Corpuz and PCSSD Govt Director Rowena Sorioso

Teresa Sy Ortin and Dennis Corpuz have been named DOT Photographers of the 12 months for the Compact and Open courses respectively.

The worldwide occasion has been organized by the DOT since 2013, according to the identification of diving as a precedence tourism product within the Nationwide Tourism Improvement Plan (NTDP). This 12 months’s panel of judges contains famend underwater images aficionados David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Mike Bartick, Scott Gutsy Tuason, William Tan, and Underwater360 Group founder John Thet.

Following COVID-19 restrictions, the occasion adopted a hybrid format with underwater images workshops hosted through Zoom and the competitors’s official Fb web page. Judging and deliberations have been additionally accomplished via the videoconferencing utility.

The seventh Anilao Underwater Shootout was mounted in partnership with Mabini Tourism, DOT Area 4 A Calabarzon #DiscoverCalabarzon, Solitude Acacia Resort, Aiyanar Seaside and Dive Resort, Crystal Blue Dive Resort, Nauticam, Scubalamp, AOI, and Scubastudio Philippines. The occasion can also be supported by Wetpixel, Underwater Images Journal, Underwater 360, and GRID Journal.

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PHOTOS: 2021 Anilao Underwater Shootout stages a successful comeback
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