The Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition 2016, jointly organised by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and Hong Kong Underwater Association, announced its winning entries.
The Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition, in its 5th year now, received 443 entries this year, featuring marine ecology, habitats and marine life in Hong Kong waters.
An AFCD spokesman said, “Entries over the years have showcased the beauty of marine life and habitats in Hong Kong waters, and have helped promote the conservation of the marine environment.”
The event comprised a photo competition and a video competition. In the photo competition the categories were Macros/Close-ups and Standard/Wide Angle. In addition to prizes for champions and runners-up in each group, there were Special Prizes for Junior Underwater Photographers presented by the judging panel to encourage less experienced underwater photographers to participate in the competition.
I am a ex marine biologist now working for a garment company but am still passionate about marine biology and oceanography. I studied Marine Science and completed a PhD in Antarctic deep-sea ecology and biodiversity including two expeditions to the Antarctic and one to the Artic. I fell in love with HK's rich marine environment when I was a child and I have seen it change seomtimes for the better, but also for the worse since my childhood. This blog is my collection of interesting facts, news and articles that celebrate and educate on HK's diverse marine environment.
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