Events & Publications


August 2019 Anima Mundi, Diving in the Dark
Article 

July 2019 DRT Show Photo Contest top 100
Image

June 2019 Scuba Diving Magazine, Korea, Portfolio

May 2019 UWPhotographers.net Portfolio
http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/07/uwp-suzan-meldonian.html

May 2019 Birdshead Seascape: 
Article: 

April 2019 500 Like UnderwaterMacroPhotography
Link:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2728435397197738&set=oa.2141533955932835&type=3&theater

April 2019 UW Photo Challenge Asia:
2nd Place Black Water: 
https://www.uwphotochallenge.com/photodetails.php?id=121

April 11, 2019 The Blue Heron Bridge finally made a No-Take Zone after 10 years of concentrated effort, and recognition by Direction Eric Call to Suzan Meldonian for her Book Under the Bridge, and all the others who contributed to this heartfelt endeavor -watch the news video: https://www.wptv.com/news/protecting-paradise/palm-beach-county-holds-event-celebrating-marine-life-protection-under-blue-heron-bridge?fbclid=IwAR3DryCqAmavHQ7QvCSGEHNcXq_b5LvncioKfaflR_HV7vQLdztLm1pGCXY

April 2019 Top 10 UW Asia Photo Challenge https://www.uwphotochallenge.com/2019top10.php

UnderwaterPhotography.com : Bronze winner in over/undershots: http://www.underwaterphotography.com/photo-contest/Winners.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0g63-zDWwvuc1Nxl0JXr3BM6fIgvL-u-TY1UD8JouTzdoq3gh5LRMFtQQ#.XKKlpNeDEZs.facebook

Viewbug TopShot Feb 2019
https://www.viewbug.com/user/topshotaward

Viewbug Won Featured January, 2019
https://www.viewbug.com/user/topshotaward


National Geographic
https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/8998532/

Cover of ScubaShooters Magazine
http://www.scubashooters.net/magazine/magazine-sep2018/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215018522089107&set=pcb.1931357966944763&type=3&theater&ifg=1

November 2018 Won Community Choice Award 
https://www.viewbug.com/photo/77695529

Sept 2018 Viewbug Won Contest Finalist in World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018
https://www.viewbug.com/photo/77695529


June 2018 Viewbug Won Finalist in the Wildlife and Water Photo Contest:  https://www.viewbug.com/contests/wildlife-and-water-photo-contest

Contributor to Jax Shells:
http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=6635987&pid=r&mode=ALL&query=suzan+meldonian

Aug-Sept 2018 :DreamTour Philippines includes Anilao, Puerto Galera, Dauin and Romblon. An underwater expedition

Finalist Viewbug https://www.viewbug.com/blog/wildlife-and-water-photo-contest-finalists

May 16, 2018 Underwater Dive Photo Guide:
http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-special-features/article/aliens-deep-black-water-diving-florida/

April 2018  Contest Judge: Neville Coleman Nudibranch Event, Australia.

USA Today: Best Underwater Photos take in the World :
https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2018/04/03/these-best-underwater-photos-taken-world/33501657/

ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/photos/2016-national-geographic-nature-photographer-year-contest-entries-42713780/image-42714108

National Geographic Photographer of the Year
https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/aenbv4/best-wildlife-photography-internet-national-geographic

Ocean Geographics: Cuba, Exploring our Oceans
Video:
https://www.facebook.com/Michael.AWFISH/videos/pcb.10215445879841879/10215445679436869/?type=3&theater

2nd Place Overall: Beneath the Sea 2018 Photo contest
http://www.beneaththesea.org/imaging-competition/2018-imaging-contest-winners/68554

ScubaShooters Feb 2018 Issue 36
Article on Alligator diving in Florida pg 110
http://www.scubashooters.net/magazine/magazine-feb2018/index.html

UWMacroPhotographers.com
http://www.uwmacrophotographers.com/eNews/eNews_Issue31.pdf   see page 18

2nd Place Think Pink Competition, benefitting Breast Cancer Awareness 
http://www.diveintothepink.org/think-pink

Smithsonian, World Finalist 
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/detail/natural-world/papas-got-a-brand-new-bag/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

Smithsonian, Photo of  the Day: Feb 20, 2018
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-02-20/fish-in-a-pyrosome/

Dive Photo Guide: Jan 2018
Photographing Alligators Underwater in Florida
http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-special-features/article/photographing-alligators-underwater-florida/

 2017
HEINZ Press: November 2017 Edition
Black Water Diving Imagery
http://en.heinz.press/v/7/heinz05

Ocean Geographic Picture of the Year: Winner Photojournalist of the Year;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f4t1wgORhw

October 2017 Underwater Photoraphy Workshop Dabirahe, Lembeh Indonesia

 August 2017 2nd Place: Underwater Dive Photo Guide: Think Pink contest.
http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-scuba-ocean-news/announcing-winners-first-think-pink-photo-competition/


August 2017 DRT Top 100 Images of year:
https://www.facebook.com/DRTShowPH/photos/ms.c.eJw9VMsRRDEI6mjHv6b~;xnaehBwdoyJI3KfbpitrUuznX~_wl54h23bhOunl06c2bfe~_jmvG4earNjU9s~;Yt7~_4eyv~_fm59aH2cYiiO2g~;2H~;QT8f5gP55PwDPK~_~_v~;djzFd8~_ORwvtjizSAe3fok3lLsz31bgP9cvOVf7FY3Fuyjbx~;w9~;iUwDzGc7CPc36Dj4s32j~_~_zzAvgvoivlo8xrzl5v3hBV~;x9EB~;8mFT0NuJf~;XxefrjfZI~;6e0fh~;WO~_mJ8EAvfH7x~;~_i1~_aeI~;y7cf4tPVf5T1Ab45zxX7B~_sV~_grxDfQT9gvcW3AfTbwnnvDtp~_QvMc85L6Bn833iXoT3ori3vngDehb1jMZ~_evHk6h~_H~_rfMl5dR3lNDb96X4l6Jv7W~_~;kG~_w1ffmuH7wb1dfOV7v3HYPxavB~;Hm7DzyX2f5ev4Ixz0Qb~_XWq7Me~;Yv9y3LzRX7O6i9JP~;TiL~_pXvfO7n5~;XL~_OcLw4~;kQ9bvpx~_DIU~;Vcnn3k~_YMMb~_Rj8k~_tXtl7P9TFgPvwb9GvCT~_NMH89kv8N94PT7xHzj1SejP~;yqyEPM~_EvdSN06D35lv~_CHoh~_r971ST~_Z0vvL~_s1cvs8afgn~;9JgH~;6LwJ4qUevv6Ppt4D~;~;MWCfYf8quJ9~;gEGzkec.bps.a.338772689901854.1073741833.282044402241350/338776746568115/?type=3&theater

July 2017 Photographer of the Week UW360 Asia
http://www.uw360.asia/underwater-photographer-of-the-week-suzan-meldonian/

June 2017 Black Water Diving Blog on Pura Vida's site
http://www.puravidadivers.com/blackwater-diving-suzan-meldonian

May 2017:
Winner Ocean Geographic's Photojournalist of the Year
http://ogpicoty.ogsociety.org/results-2017/ocean-geographic-photo-journalist-award-2017/

Honorable Mention: Ocean Geographic's Small Exotic Animal, The Neville Coleman Award for Outstanding Achievement 
http://ogpicoty.ogsociety.org/results-2017/small-exotic-animal-winners-2017/

Honorable Mention: Ocean Geographic's Portrait,
David Doubilet Award for Outstanding Achievement;
http://ogpicoty.ogsociety.org/results-2017/portrait-winners-2017/

April 21, 2017 Announced 3rd Place Deep Visions (2016) Macro ScubaShooters Underwater Photo Contest
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211181934136806&set=a.1613058538969.81729.1611461497&type=3&theater

March 2017  Contest Judge: Neville Coleman Nudibranch Event, Australia.

February 2017 EZ DIVE Magazine issue 64, pg 38 July 1st place winner UWMP, Cyclopsetta fimbriata

January 2017 Judge for the Neville Coleman Memorial Nudibranch Dive Photo Contest, Australia
https://www.facebook.com/events/701987239971951/

Publications:

Anima Mundi Magazine, Italy
Asian Diver

Beneath the Sea

Dangerous Marine Animals, Bergbauer, Myers, Kirschner

Deep Visions

Department of Interior, National Parks & Recreation

Department of Tourism, East Flores, Indonesia

Department of Tourism, Maumere, Indonesia

Dept of Tourism, Indonesia

Dive Photo Guide

DRT Dive Expo, Philippines

EZ DIVE Magazine, Asia

Mergulho, Brazil 

Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department

National Geographic Your Shot Pick of the Week

National Geographic Bio Blitz Biscayne Bay2010

Ocean Geographic 2017

 Pacific Diver

 Palm Beach Post 

Pura Vida Dive Blog

 Reef Creature Identification Book, Humann/DeLoach

 Reef Fish Identification Book Florida Caribbean Bahamas, Humann/DeLoach

 Scuba Diver Ocean Planet

 Scuba Diving

 ScubaShooters online Magazine 

 Scuba Times

 Shark Projekt, Switzerland

 Smithsonian Picture of the week

 Smithsonian Marine Research, Panama

 Sport Diver

 Sun Sentinel

 The BHB Companion, Meldonian

 Under the Bridge, Meldonian

 Underwater Journal 

 Underwater Macro Photographer

 Underwater Magazine

 Underwater USA

 UW360 Asia

 Wetpixel

       
Previous Years

Suzan Meldonian is part of an underwater photographic team expedition of the untouched reefs of Flores Sea. Images are published in Explore Flores Timur Underwater is published by Indonesian Dept. of Tourism and Wet Traveler.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154882018172249&set=pcb.10154882018357249&type=3&theater

Suzan Meldonian is part of this underwater photographic expedition to capture Maumere Underwater, for the Festival Teluk Maumere 2016, Indonesia, sponsored by the Indonesian Dept. of Tourism  published by Scuba Diver Ocean Planet.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154969335373738&set=a.10151563877173738.1073741826.777228737&type=3&theater

National Geographic
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/nature-photographer-of-the-year-2016/gallery/week-5-all/10

Presentation @ Force E Riviera Beach, FL 
October 19 6:30-8PM "Alien Nation"

https://www.force-e.com/event-registration/?ee=501
Oct. 25 6:30-8:00 PM  "Monster Mash"

https://www.force-e.com/event-registration/?ee=500

National Geographic Your Shot Daily Dozen top picks
http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/8998532/

September 2016:
Gallery Exhibition at the Broward County Library: "Colors of the Sea" with the South Florida Underwater Photography Society

UWMP Issue 29: 1st Place on Black Background contest, portfolio and an article on Black Water Diving

Pages 70-71 and 56-57

http://www.uwmacrophotographers.com/eNews/eNews_Issue29_iPad.pdf

High Quality / Resolution PDF for Computer/Notebook (33mb)

 www.uwmacrophotographers.com/eNews/eNews_Issue29.pdf

 High Quality / Resolution ZIP for Computer/Notebook (31mb)

 www.uwmacrophotographers.com/eNews/eNews_Issue29.zip

 Good Resolution for iPad/iPhone (5mb)

 www.uwmacrophotographers.com/eNews/eNews_Issue29_iPad.pdf


DRT Dive Resort & Travel,
Manilla, Philippines Top 100 images.

July 2016 Scuba Shooters: Article
July 2016 Spotlight on Suzan Meldonian, Underwaterphotographers.com https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210694376065688&set=rpd.1537341860&type=3&theater


May 2016 UW Photo Contest Judge, South Africa
http://www.duc.co.za/index.php/photography-videography-courses/2016-juges/

April 2016 Scuba Shooters: Contributing editor: Article: Gem of the Sea
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207910343229078&set=pcb.987171121363457&type=3&theater

April 3, 2016:  Beneath the Sea: Guest Speaker Discovering Aliens of the Deep: About Black Water Diving
http://www.beneaththesea.org/show-information/workshops-seminars/44614

2016 March ScubaShooters
http://www.scubashooters.net/magazine/magazine-mar2016/index.html 

Top 10 Finalist in Smithsonian Annual Photo Contest:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2015/?no-ist

Featured on Pura Vida's BlackWater Dive page:
http://www.puravidadivers.com/black-water-drift-dives

Sept 2015 : Contributing editor:
Featured story in Scubashooters.Net
"Aliens of the Deep"
http://www.scubashooters.net/magazine/magazine-sep2015/index.html

In top 100 Nature Conservancy:
http://www.nature.org/new-wild/photo-contest/index.htm?utm_source=f2f&utm_campaign=KTKMa6iX&utm_medium=app_share

August 2015 3rd Place Underwater Macro Photographer
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=966116793429616&set=oa.902848533134723&type=3&theater

Aug 2015 Contributor to the DRT Philippines Dive Expo, Manila, Philippines
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1137318002963524&set=a.163628916999109.40340.100000560055289&type=1&theater

July 2015 Award Winner, Shown at the Louvre, Paris,   http://issuu.com/exposureaward/docs/the_nature_collection?e=16695655/14428211

Underwater Photography Guide
Contributing Editor: Blue Heron Bridge
http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/macro-photography-blue-heron-bridge

July 2015 ScubaShooters, Contributing Editor: They Walk They See The Magazine:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206146314289457&set=a.1613058538969.81729.1611461497&type=1&theater&notif_t=photo_comment_tagged

Jun 2015 ScubaShooters Magazine Contributing Editor: 
Urchins http://www.scubashooters.net/featuredpage.php?act=magazine&utm_source=Users&utm_campaign=6901731d61-Newsletter_Vol_26_30_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1b75bd5d6c-6901731d61-249149445

Smithsonian Tropical Institute: http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/caribbean/en/contributors/images/514?

May 2015  Suzan Meldonian is accepted into the Ocean Artists Society
http://online.flipbuilder.com/chvr/pmbz/#p=1

May 2015 Published in Scuba Shooters online Magazine:
http://www.scubashooters.net/featuredpage.php?act=magazine

April 13-20th Anilao Photo Hotel, underwater Photo workshop for beginners -best place on the planet to get your camera under control.

ADEX APRIL 10-12, 2015  Join us in Singapore for the world's largest Asian Dive Expo ADEX

Suzan Meldonian is greatly honored to be invited as a guest speaker and photo contest judge.   

March : article published in Underwater Photography Guide. com on the Blue Heron Bridge:
http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/macro-photography-blue-heron-bridge

March  2015 : First Place at Beneath the Sea 
http://www.beneaththesea.org/
http://www.beneaththesea.org/imaging-competition/2015-imaging-contest-winners/59070  Macro Behavior


http://www.uw3some.com/index.php?adex-speakers-2014

F
ebruary 2015 : Runner Up international underwater Photo contest, Underwater photography.com Macro Swimming http://www.underwaterphotography.com/photo-contest/Winners.aspx

January 14, 2015: Nova Southeastern University in the Guy Harvey wing 
http://www.nova.edu/massmail/ocean/eblast010615.pdf

The Oceanographic Center houses the world-class Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research as well as several other research institutes; the National Coral Reef Institute for research and training on coral reef assessment, monitoring, and restoration; the Guy Harvey Research Institute for fish research and conservation, and the Save Our Seas Shark Center specializing in shark studies. The Oceanographic Center also conducts the Broward County Sea Turtle Program.

2015 Suzan has joined Thumbtack
http://suzanmeldonian.zenfolio.com/f629382950

The 2015 Blue Heron Bridge Calendar  with Tide Charts is available online
http://www.lulu.com/shop/suzan-meldonian/blue-heron-bridge/calendar/product-21885814.html

Janary 2015 Published in WetPixel
http://www.photoshelter.com/lattice/board/Wetpixel/B0000rb3AFtDwaOw

Dec 10, 2014 Boca Raton Award
http://bocaraton.bocaraton.awardservice.org/PressReleaseub.aspx?cc=DED2-QBC6-FFSS

ADEX APRIL 10-12, 2015
  Join us 
in Singapore for the world's largest Asian Dive Expo

Suzan Meldonian is greatly honored to be invited as a guest speaker and photo contest judge.
http://www.uw3some.com/index.php?adex-speakers-2014

Anilao April 13-20, 2015  Join us 
for an underwater Photo Workshop at the Anilao Photo Hotel.
Contact us if interested.  http://www.niteflightphoto.com/contact


Published in 
Sport Diver Magazine:
http://www.sportdiver.com/blueheronbridgevideo
http://www.sportdiver.com/photos/blue-heron-bridge-secret-mecca-muck

Dangerous Marine Animals by Rob Myers

Under the Bridge   by Suzan Meldonian 

http://suzanmeldonian.photoshelter.com/gallery/Under-the-Bridge-Book-Info/G0000BbQzOT9xV0U/

The BHB Companion by Suzan Meldonian

 

Blogs:

http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/07/uwp-suzan-meldonian.html

 

Magazines:

2012 Sport Diver Magazine October-November Issue and Online Gallery

http://www.sportdiver.com/photos/blue-heron-bridge-secret-mecca-muck?src=facebook

Nominations:
2014 Nominated in to the Ocean Artists Society
http://www.oceanartistssociety.org/?page_id=181

2013 Bronze Medalist; Nudibranchia

http://www.underwaterphotography.com/photo-contest/Winners.aspx?intYear=2012
 2012 Silver Medal:    

http://www.underwaterphotography.com/photo-contest/Winners.aspx?intYear=2011

2012 Sport Diver Magazine https://www.sportdiver.com/photos/blue-heron-bridge-secret-mecca-muck

2012 Nominated One of Top 50 Underwater Macro Photographers

Edition Fifty Fathoms :

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=393463840694016&set=a.273100639397004.68014.270879509619117&type=1&theater

AWARDS:

2011 Silver Medal Award Underwater Photography.com Macro not Swimming

2011 Runner up Award Underwater Photography.com  In Macro Close Up

http://www.underwaterphotography.com/Photo-Contest/underwater-photo.aspx?i=68460

Press Release Suzan Meldonian

Suzan Meldonian achieved a high level of success in UnderwaterPhotography.com photo contest 2011.

medalThis photography contest is the longest running and one of the most prestigious online. If you want to make a name for yourself this is THE place to do it. Many other internationally acclaimed photographers have launched their photo careers here over the years.

Every January a panel of judges select the best images entered in our online photo contest from the previous year. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for the top three from each category in order of merit.

The judges comprise of industry professionals (and last year’s World Champ). They are unpaid, non-affiliated, and (of course) cannot enter themselves.

One of our medals is the reward for all the hard work Suzan Meldonian put in chasing those great shots in far-flung destinations. It's the most coveted prize because it says you succeeded in the most competitive environment there is, against the top talent of the moment. Suzan Meldonian was up against 11134 entries to get placed this year.