Introducing the winners of the 4th Online Open Fotosub Isla de El Hierro!

© Fotografía de Sacha Lobenstein

The Canarian Sacha Lobenstein wins the title of Best Underwater Photographer in this fourth edition of the Online Open Fotosub of the island of the Meridian promoted by the Cabildo of the island.

EThis Thursday, October 17, the results of the fourth edition of the Online Open Photosub “El Hierro, Un Puerto de Vida” have been announced, where the professional jury granted the prize for the Best Photographer of the Online Open Photosub Isla de El Hierro, With € 3,000, to Sacha Lobenstein, from Tenerife, who has also won awards in 3 of the 5 individual categories (landscape, vertebrates, invertebrates, algae and compact cameras) that make up the contest. The prize for the Second Best Underwater Photographer of the event and awarded with € 1500 has been for Jesús Yeray Delgado Dorta from Tenerife.

The equality was maxime and only one point was the difference that made the separation of the scores in each category for the two winners, something logical if we attend to the impressive trajectory of both: Sacha has been Champion of the Canary Islands and Spain, while Jesús Yeray joins to these 2 awards, those of Runner-up of the World and winner of the Online Open Photosub Isla de El Hierro in 2017.

As was to be expected, this fourth edition has had an exceptional jury formed by Marc Giménez (Barcelona) Champion of Spain and Catalonia in 2013, Settimio Cipriani (Italy) CMAS world champion in 2000, Enrique Faber (Gran Canaria) nature photographer with publications in national and international magazines, Sergio Hanquet (Tenerife) documentary photographer with numerous publications and author of the guides “Diving in the Canary Islands”, and finally Rafael Fernández Caballero (Madrid) CMAS world champion in 2017 and Europe in 2016. These five photographers were in charge of evaluating and scoring the 203 finalist images resulting from the 5 months of this fourth edition contest.

The awards by categories were the following; Sacha Lobenstein prize for the best photography in the category “invertebrates“, and second prize in the categories “vertebrates” and “algae“. Jesús Yeray Delgado Dorta best photography in the categories “landscape” and “vertebrates” and second prize in the category “invertebrates“. The prize for the best photography in the category “algae” went to Alberto Álvarez Marcos and the second prize in the category “landscape” for Arturo Telle. Finally, in the category “compact cameras” the prize for the best photography goes to Esperanza Guerra Fernández and the second prize for Alberto Álvarez Marcos.

In this fourth edition of the Online Open Fotosub Isla de El Hierro, 26 underwater photographers who visited the island between the months of April and August in 2019 participated and presented a total of 392 photographs to the contest. You can see here all the winning images.

Once again we want to congratulate all the winners for the fantastic images they made in the waters of El Hierro during these months of competition and all photographers for their participation. Without all of you this contest would not be possible. Thank you!

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