The winners of the photocontest The Speleo Photo of the Year 2009

22 photographers from Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine and Macedonia took part in the photo contest The Speleo Photo of the Year 2009. The 168 accepted photos were evaluated by the jury and the visitors of the internet album. The members of the jury:

  1. Aleksandr Yefremov, the president of the Moscow caving club Sokolniki-RUDN, Russia
  2. Yuriy Kasyan, the vice-president of the Ukrainian speleological association, Ukraine
  3. Stanislav Kotarba, the experienced caver and photographer, Poland
  4. Saulius Kirvela, the member of the union of Lithuanian photo artists, the specialist on the underwater photography, Lithuania
  5. Kiril Čachovskij, the photographer of the portal, Lithuania

After adding the votes of the jury and the Internet voting the winners are:

1st place (the photo gathered 141 points out of 180 possible):


The author of the photo: Kiril Bagriy, Russia.


2nd place (96 points):


The author of the photo: Artūras Artiušenka, Lithuania.


3rd place (91 point):


The author of the photo: Tatyana Kovaliova, Russia.

Also the prizes of encouragement – the subscriptions of the contest's sponsor the magazine Foto – will be presented to the Lithuanian photographers Tomas Rekašius and Violeta Bladžiūnaitė.

The sponsors of the contest:


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