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Awards and Honors

- 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

First Place - Under the Sea Category ('Smiling Blue Shark')


- 2018 California Academy of Sciences Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition

Grand Prize ('Harmony')


- 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year

First Place - Portrait Category ('Harmony')


- 2017 World Shootout Underwater Photo Grand Prix

First Place - Sharks Category ('Harmony,' 'What Goes Around Comes Around,' 'Breaking the Fish Barrier')


2017 Underwaterphotography.com Annual Awards

Silver Medal - Sharks Category ('A Light Embrace')


- 2016 Underwaterphotography.com Annual Awards

2016 Grand Master Award

Silver Medal - Sharks Category ('Ebb And Flow')

Bronze Medal - Shipwrecks Category ('Life In The Big City')


- 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year

Highly Commended - 'Capturing History'


- National Geographic 'Your Shot' Pristine Seas Assignment

Featured Image ('All In Formation') Selected by National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Enric Sala


- Inducted into Ocean Artists Society (2016)


- 2015/16 Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year

 Runner Up - The Ernie Brooks Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and White Underwater Photography ('Shadow Sharks')


- 2015 World Shootout Underwater Photo Grand Prix

First Place - Wrecks of the World Category ('Sentinel of the Spar')


First Place - Sharks Category ('All In Formation,' 'Piercing The Sun,' 'Taking Center Stage')


- 2015 Ocean Art Competition

Fifth Place - Wide Angle Category ('Taking Center Stage')

- 2015/16 UnderwaterPhotography.Com Annual Awards

Silver Medal - Sharks Category ('Shadow Sharks')

- 2015 ScubaShooters.Net Deep Visions Underwater Photography Awards

Fourth Place - Black & White Category ('Shadow Sharks')

- National Geographic Editor's Spotlight - NatGeo.Com

Weekly Wrap Up ('Looking at the Bright Side')


-2015 Viewbug Underwater Fun Photo Contest

Grand Jury Winner ('Tandem Tigers')

- 2015 Beneath The Waves Shark Photo Contest

First Place ('The Night Watch')

- 2015 North Carolina Wreck/Shark Shootout

First Place - Sharks Category ('Sand Tiger Swirl')

First Place - Wreck Category ('Sentinel of the Spar')

Grand Prize Best in Show ('Sand Tiger Smile')

- 2015 Viewbug Marine Wildlife Contest

Runner Up ('Tandem Tigers')

- 2015 Beneath The Sea Photography Contest

Honorable Mention - Wide Angle Category ('Tandem Tigers')