The photography competition “EPSON Red Sea 2010” was held in Eilat, Israel for the sixth year in a row. The event that became known as the “Olympics of underwater photography,” is a joint initiative of the Yam diving magazine and the IDIVE website. The living soul behind the competition is David Philosoff, one of the world’s pioneers in underwater nude photography p85 photographers from all over the world had arrived for three days in Eilat. The total amount of prizes had reached $80,000. The grand winner of the contest was Mark Fuller, who won $10,000 and a 3-day trip to Papua, New Guinea. The vast majority of photos were done with underwater flashes. A professional underwater photography kit would cost between $5000 and $15,000. The equipment usually includes an elaborate underwater housing that fits specific cameras and artificial lighting. Most photographers install snoots on their flashes in order to produce artificial light that can focus on their subjects. The dives are always done in pairs and sometimes at night. This year’s “fish of the year” was the lionfish.