Events & Publications
April 2020 Scuba Diving Magazine (USA) Award: Sea Hero https://www.scubadiving.com/author-and-underwater-photographer-suzan-meldonian-named-sea-hero
Dive Photo Guide: Backscatter Mini Flash article http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-special-features/article/blue-heron-bridge-florida-backscatter-mini-flash?fbclid=IwAR09YY0uX6wB5oZNOUn0DNPZ6m6K6RjejZ7PcjvTj8GNdESOpgI_gR8bi8g
January 2020 Honorable Mention Ocean Art Contest BlackWater Category UWphotographyGuide.com
Nov 2019 Scuba Diving Magazine: No Place Like Home, Article & images on the Pride of the Blue Heron Bridge
Sept 2019: Fall issue Guy Harvey Magazine, Portfolio & article on The World of Black Water, and Also Alone in the Dark.
August 2019 Anima Mundi, Diving in the Dark
July 2019 DRT Show Photo Contest top 100- TOp 10 Finalist
June 2019 Scuba Diving Magazine, Korea, Portfolio
May 2019 UWPhotographers.net Portfolio
May 2019 Birdshead Seascape:
April 2019 UW Photo Challenge Asia:
2nd Place Black Water:
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
Viewbug Won Featured January, 2019
Cover of ScubaShooters Magazine
November 2018 Won Community Choice Award
Sept 2018 Viewbug Won Contest Finalist in World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018
June 2018 Viewbug Won Finalist in the Wildlife and Water Photo Contest: https://www.viewbug.com/contests/wildlife-and-water-photo-contest
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:
April 2018 Contest Judge: Neville Coleman Nudibranch Event, Australia.
USA Today: Best Underwater Photos take in the World :
National Geographic Photographer of the Year
Ocean Geographics: Cuba, Exploring our Oceans
2nd Place Overall: Beneath the Sea 2018 Photo contest
ScubaShooters Feb 2018 Issue 36
Article on Alligator diving in Florida pg 110
http://www.uwmacrophotographers.com/eNews/eNews_Issue31.pdf see page 18
2nd Place Think Pink Competition, benefitting Breast Cancer Awareness
Smithsonian, World Finalist
Smithsonian, Photo of the Day: Feb 20, 2018
Dive Photo Guide: Jan 2018
Photographing Alligators Underwater in Florida
HEINZ Press: November 2017 Edition
Black Water Diving Imagery
Ocean Geographic Picture of the Year: Winner Photojournalist of the Year;
October 2017 Underwater Photoraphy Workshop Dabirahe, Lembeh Indonesia
August 2017 2nd Place: Underwater Dive Photo Guide: Think Pink contest.
August 2017 DRT Top 100 Images of year:
July 2017 Photographer of the Week UW360 Asia
June 2017 Black Water Diving Blog on Pura Vida's site
Winner Ocean Geographic's Photojournalist of the Year
Honorable Mention: Ocean Geographic's Small Exotic Animal, The Neville Coleman Award for Outstanding Achievement
Honorable Mention: Ocean Geographic's Portrait,
David Doubilet Award for Outstanding Achievement;
April 21, 2017 Announced 3rd Place Deep Visions (2016) Macro ScubaShooters Underwater Photo Contest
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
Anima Mundi Magazine, Italy
Beneath the Sea
Dangerous Marine Animals, Bergbauer, Myers, Kirschner
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
Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department
National Geographic Your Shot Pick of the Week
National Geographic Bio Blitz Biscayne Bay2010
Ocean Geographic 2017
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
ScubaShooters online Magazine
Shark Projekt, Switzerland
Smithsonian Picture of the week
Smithsonian Marine Research, Panama
The BHB Companion, Meldonian
Under the Bridge, Meldonian
Underwater Macro Photographer
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.
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.
Presentation @ Force E Riviera Beach, FL
October 19 6:30-8PM "Alien Nation"
Oct. 25 6:30-8:00 PM "Monster Mash"
National Geographic Your Shot Daily Dozen top picks
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
High Quality / Resolution PDF for Computer/Notebook (33mb)
High Quality / Resolution ZIP for Computer/Notebook (31mb)
Good Resolution for iPad/iPhone (5mb)
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
April 2016 Scuba Shooters: Contributing editor: Article: Gem of the Sea
April 3, 2016: Beneath the Sea: Guest Speaker Discovering Aliens of the Deep: About Black Water Diving
2016 March ScubaShooters
Top 10 Finalist in Smithsonian Annual Photo Contest:
Featured on Pura Vida's BlackWater Dive page:
Sept 2015 : Contributing editor:
Featured story in Scubashooters.Net
"Aliens of the Deep"
In top 100 Nature Conservancy:
August 2015 3rd Place Underwater Macro Photographer
Aug 2015 Contributor to the DRT Philippines Dive Expo, Manila, Philippines
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
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¬if_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
May 2015 Published in Scuba Shooters online 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:
March 2015 : First Place at Beneath the Sea
http://www.beneaththesea.org/imaging-competition/2015-imaging-contest-winners/59070 Macro Behavior
February 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
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
The 2015 Blue Heron Bridge Calendar with Tide Charts is available online
Janary 2015 Published in WetPixel
Dec 10, 2014 Boca Raton Award
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.
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
Sport Diver Magazine:
Dangerous Marine Animals by Rob Myers
Under the Bridge by Suzan Meldonian
The BHB Companion by Suzan Meldonian
2012 Sport Diver Magazine October-November Issue and Online Gallery
2014 Nominated in to the Ocean Artists Society
2013 Bronze Medalist; Nudibranchia
2012 Silver Medal:
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 :
2011 Silver Medal Award Underwater Photography.com Macro not Swimming
2011 Runner up Award Underwater Photography.com In Macro Close Up
Press Release Suzan Meldonian
Suzan Meldonian achieved a high level of success in UnderwaterPhotography.com photo contest 2011.
This 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.