The results of the 2nd international competition for underwater photography "Neptune Stars-2020", which was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of "Neptune" magazine, were summed up. Oleg Gaponyuk took the 1st place in 'Photo with diver' category and 3rd place in 'Wide angle' category.
9 years in a row AirPano has won in the main categories of The EPSON International Pano Awards. This year our photographers make the Top 20 list in the 360° category of the best panoramas of the year and Oleg Gaponyuk has become the VR photographer of the year and won the first place for his underwater split-panorama from Palau archipelago.
It is worth noting that Oleg had to spent more than two months in Palau due to the world lockdown. But this made it possible to take a close look for the underwater world of the amazing archipelago.
1. Oleg Gaponyuk — Split in the Cave, Chandelier Cave, Palau
5. Oleg Gaponyuk — Inside a Coral Cave, Komodo Islands, Indonesia
7. Ádám Plézer — In the Middle of Pacific Ocean. Caroline Atoll. Kiribati
11. Sergey Rumyantsev — Winter on the Top of Kuntivaara, Finland
16. Ivan Roslyakov — Hidden Side of Annapurna Sanctuary, Himalayas, Nepal, Grand Barrier
18. Stas Sedov — The Biggest Wooden Church in the World, Kizhi UNESCO Heritage Site.
Oleg Gaponyuk took a second place in the Wide Angle nomination at a very prestigious international underwater photography contest «Underwater Photographer of the Year» — UPY 2020.
Judge's comment: "One of my favourites from the entire competition. The idea of a panoramic frame to present this image is very forward thinking. The even spread of light from all four corners, top to bottom is superb. The lighting in particular, very subtle indeed. Last but not least, the outline of a diver and torch way behind in the blue water background. All of these elements together create huge depth perspective throughout. I find this particular image nothing short of magnificent!" — Martin Edge
Oleg Gaponyuk has become a silver winner of the prestigious underwater photography contest Deep Indonesia in the Reefscapes nomination with his panorama of the coral reef in the Queen's Gardens archipelago. Also the photo of the "Jellyfish Bay", taken in Indonesia was highly appreciated. And we must mention the contribution of Ivan Roslyakov, who stitched these panoramic pictures.
DiveShow – the biggest diving exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe is taking place in Moscow January 31 – February 3. There you may find our underwater content: photos by Oleg Gaponyuk and Max Guzovsky and 360 videos, which visitors can watch in a VR headset.
The winners of the most prestigious panoramic photo contest Epson International Pano Awards have been announced. Oleg Gaponyuk took first place in the VR/360 nomination with his split panorama of Jellyfish Bay. Oleg is the winner of the VR category for the third year in a row! Sergey Rumyantsev took the fifth place with his panorama of the Baikal Lake. Apart from that, 4 panoramas by Oleg and 1 panorama by Ivan Roslyakov are in the Top-20. AirPano has been winning in this contest since 2013.
The most prestigious panoramic photo contest “Epson International Pano Awards” can finally announce its winners. Oleg Gaponyuk took the first place in the VR/360 nomination with his underwater panorama, taken in Cuba. He also got the second place. He repeated his success in 2016, when he won in the same contest. The third place goes to Stanislav Sedov with his panorama of the Angel Waterfalls in Venezuela. You can find 6 works by AirPano in the Top-10. AirPano has been winning in this contest since 2013.
From 2 till 5 February Moscow held an exhibition called "Moscow Dive Show 2017". Some of the best underwater photos of the founder of AirPano project Oleg Gaponyuk and our friend Maxim Guzovsky has been presented on this exciting event.
In November we shot on Maldives, Mauritius, in Bangkok, Sidney and on the South-West of the USA. Besides, we mastered an underwater panoramic shooting and its results will be represented on the site very soon.
The sphere from the warm waters of Maldives opens the series of our underwater spherical panoramas... This is the first sphere, shot by us under water. Due to a new theme of our spherical panoramas we decided to make a separate site located on www.AquaPano.ru