Eilat underwater photo competition draws participants from 16 countries

The Eilat underwater photo competition. Credit: Screenshot from a JewishNewsOne news report on the competition.

(JNS.org) A group of 130 international divers participated in an underwater photography competition held in the Red Sea in Eilat from Sept. 7-13.

Organizers tried to break a world record by getting the largest-ever underwater live-stream audience on YouTube for the event.

The participants from 16 countries competed in various photography categories. Israeli diver-photographer Eyal Cohen won in the “best five photos” category, while Japanese photographer Yuzuru Masuda won in the fashion category.

Posted on September 16, 2014 .