Wolfgang Poelzer, a well known Austrian photographer was born in 1969 in Hallein, Austria. Among many international awards, the ones he is most proud of are the 1998 and 2002 CMAS Underwater Photography World Championship gold medals in macro and wide angle categories, and 2000 Antibes Festival gold medal in black & white category. Since then he become a professional photographer, and today he works as a freelance journalist and photographer.
Pedro Augusto Vasconcelos was born on the island of Madeira on the 10th of March 1977, always in contact with the sea since birth. He started underwater photography competition in 2007 and was vice-champion several times and had participated in 2 World Championships of Underwater Photography. He is responsible for the Underwater commission of photography in the Portuguese Federation. His passion is to capture all of life with his camera, both through photo and video, and to share it with others.
He is the editor and chief of the Croatian ScubaLife magazine, and an underwater photographer from Zagreb. Underwater photography has been his passion throughout his entire diving career. He has been diving for almost 30 years and is in diving business for over 15 years, both as an instructor trainer and as a diving center owner in Croatia. He have travelled the world and visited most of the top diving destination, and for him the best diving spot in the world is Jardines de la Reina in Cuba.
Since becoming a diver in 1995, his life has revolved around the sea. While diving, he discovered a passion for underwater photography. In 2010, after attending several workshops to further develop his photography skills, he became a correspondent and executive officer of the Ocean Geographic magazine for the Indonesian region.
Inspired by winning the first photo contest he entered in Raja Ampat in 2007, Ronny started and organized a yearly international photo contest, rajaampatdivephoto.com. He has also authored several books, including Exquisite Indonesia's Coral Triangle, Underwater Jailolo West Halmahera, and Underwater Creatures. and last book publish on Oct 2016 is UNDERWATER NORTH RAJA AMPAT.
Damir was born in 1976 in Zagreb. In May 2015 he won the title of 15th CMAS World Champion in Underwater Photography. Damir emerged as the best all-round photographer, winning gold, silver and bronze medals in the categories closeup, closeup with theme and wide angle with model. He is an SSI diving instructor, the president of “Roniti se mora” diving club, and he also established the Underwater Photo Marathon in 2013, and has been its chief organizer and director ever since.