Wednesday, 02 December, 2020

Underwater Photographer of the Year



Underwater Photographer of the Year celebrates photography beneath the surface area of the ocean, lakes and rivers.

More than 5,500 underwater pictures were being entered in 13 categories by underwater photographers from 70 countries around the globe.

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Greg Lecoeur

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Greg Lecoeur gained Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 with Frozen Cell Residence, showing seals about an iceberg in Antarctica.

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baby lemon sharks in a mangrove in the BahamasPicture copyright
Anita Kainrath

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Anita Kainrath, from Austria, won Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Yr with Shark Nursery, demonstrating little one lemon sharks in a mangrove in the Bahamas.

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Tuna being caught.Picture copyright
Pasquale Vassallo

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Italian Pasquale Vassallo received Maritime Conservation Photographer of the 12 months with Final Dawn, Last Gasp, showing a tuna as it is hauled up towards a boat off the coastline of Naples.

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RabbitfishGraphic copyright
Nick Much more

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Nick A lot more, from Devon, won British Underwater Photographer of the Year with Rabbitfish Zoom Blur, taken in Indonesia.

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SeahorseGraphic copyright
Nur Tucker

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Nur Tucker, from Wimbledon, gained the Most Promising British Underwater Photographer, with Commotion in the Ocean, a panning picture of a seahorse.

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Flavia Eberhard diving in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.Graphic copyright
Zena Holloway

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Zena Holloway received the Black and White class with an picture of Brazilian free of charge-diver and conservationist Flavia Eberhard in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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Georgios shipwreckGraphic copyright
Renee Capozzola

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Renee Capozzola received the Wreck classification with a split shot of the Georgios shipwreck, in Saudi Arabia. The ship ran aground in 1978 and now serves as an synthetic reef.

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Unicorn shrimp.Impression copyright
Keigo Kawamura

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Keigo Kawamura won the Macro class with an image of unicorn shrimp in Japan.

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Fireworks AnemoneImpression copyright
Trevor Rees

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Trevor Rees won the British Waters Extensive Angle category with a shot of a fireworks anemone at the head of Loch Dutch, in Shetland.

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Shane Keena won the Conservation category with a shot of a hermit crab on Peleliu Island using a discarded can as a temporary home.Impression copyright
Shane Keena

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Shane Keena gained the Conservation category with a shot of a hermit crab on Peleliu Island utilizing a discarded can as a non permanent household.

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