The grand prize for the Best of VideoRay 2016 Photo Contest went to Marko Van Es of Aqua Event, who won a Helly Hanson Jacket for his shot of an under-ice freedive with a VideoRay Pro 4 ROV. The winning photos were chosen based on a combination of several factors: photo composition, quality, relevance, "intrigue," and the mission depicted.

VideoRay would like to thank everyone who sent us images of their 2016 ROV expeditions! You can see all the photo submissions in the gallery below. We will run this contest again at the end of 2017 so be sure to bring your cameras with you on all of your ROV missions next year. Thanks again and best of luck in 2017!