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1st place, wide-angle category, 'The Satellite'  Gietler says this is "one of the most unique wide-angle photos we've seen in a long time. The photographer (Francesco Visintin) captured both the jellyfish and Snell's window with impeccable lighting." | www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, wide-angle category, 'The Satellite' Gietler says this is "one of the most unique wide-angle photos we've seen in a long time. The photographer (Francesco Visintin) captured both the jellyfish and Snell's window with impeccable lighting." | www.piclectica.com #piclectica

Best of show and 1st place, macro category, 'Feeling Exposed'  The Best of Show image, which also won first place in the "Macro" category, is this photo of a larval stage eel. It was snapped at night in 4,000 feet of water off the coast of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. | www.piclectica.com #piclectica

Best of show and 1st place, macro category, 'Feeling Exposed' The Best of Show image, which also won first place in the "Macro" category, is this photo of a larval stage eel. It was snapped at night in 4,000 feet of water off the coast of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. | www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, portrait category, 'Pilot Whales'  A pod of pilot whales was the subject of this portrait image, taken in waters off of Nice, France. | www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, portrait category, 'Pilot Whales' A pod of pilot whales was the subject of this portrait image, taken in waters off of Nice, France. | www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, cold water category, 'Anemone Light'  A North Sea anemone, found deep in the waters of the Oslo Forjd, Norway, was backlit with a strobe to produce this winning shot. | www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, cold water category, 'Anemone Light' A North Sea anemone, found deep in the waters of the Oslo Forjd, Norway, was backlit with a strobe to produce this winning shot. | www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, marine life behavior, 'Egg Release'  Look closely, as this image captures a moment that has only been seen by a handful of people. A female Striated frogfish is shown rising toward the surface of water at Lake Worth Lagoon near Riviera Beach, Florida  | www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, marine life behavior, 'Egg Release' Look closely, as this image captures a moment that has only been seen by a handful of people. A female Striated frogfish is shown rising toward the surface of water at Lake Worth Lagoon near Riviera Beach, Florida | www.piclectica.com #piclectica

5th place, novice DSLR, 'Ma'o Mauri'  This photo of a pregnant blacktip shark ("ma' o mauri" in Tahitian) was taken during a shark-monitoring project with the French Polynesia Shark Observatory. Photographer Lauric Thiault was to capture images of tiger sharks, but had no luck during two lengthy dives at La Vallée Blanche, Tahiti.| www.piclectica.com #piclectica

5th place, novice DSLR, 'Ma'o Mauri' This photo of a pregnant blacktip shark ("ma' o mauri" in Tahitian) was taken during a shark-monitoring project with the French Polynesia Shark Observatory. Photographer Lauric Thiault was to capture images of tiger sharks, but had no luck during two lengthy dives at La Vallée Blanche, Tahiti.| www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, mirrorless macro category, 'Shyness'  Winner Simon Chiu took this photo of a filefish camouflaged in coral at Mactan in Cebu, Philippines.| www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, mirrorless macro category, 'Shyness' Winner Simon Chiu took this photo of a filefish camouflaged in coral at Mactan in Cebu, Philippines.| www.piclectica.com #piclectica

Honorable mention in mirrorless behavior category, 'More than a Mouthful'  Parental care can be a literal and figurative mouthful for marine life, as this jawfish with a mouth crammed with eggs shows. Photographer Yen Ngee Koh took the photo on a dive at Tulamben in Bali, Indonesia.| www.piclectica.com #piclectica

Honorable mention in mirrorless behavior category, 'More than a Mouthful' Parental care can be a literal and figurative mouthful for marine life, as this jawfish with a mouth crammed with eggs shows. Photographer Yen Ngee Koh took the photo on a dive at Tulamben in Bali, Indonesia.| www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, mirrorless wide-angle category, 'Wood Turtle'  Photographer Matthew Sullivan spotted this juvenile wood turtle at a mountain creek near the Bridge Waterfall in Pennsylvania.| www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place, mirrorless wide-angle category, 'Wood Turtle' Photographer Matthew Sullivan spotted this juvenile wood turtle at a mountain creek near the Bridge Waterfall in Pennsylvania.| www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place compact macro category, 'The Fluorescent Cerianthus'  This photo shows a glowing Cerianthus, which is a type of tube anemone. The creature, from Noli, Italy, takes on an otherworldly appearance in the image due to clever use of lighting and camera filters| www.piclectica.com #piclectica

1st place compact macro category, 'The Fluorescent Cerianthus' This photo shows a glowing Cerianthus, which is a type of tube anemone. The creature, from Noli, Italy, takes on an otherworldly appearance in the image due to clever use of lighting and camera filters| www.piclectica.com #piclectica