The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 Yearbook

All the 2020 winning images, all the back-stories, all the judges comments, alltogether in one stunning publication

Click here to download the 2020 Yearbook (30Mb pdf document)

Highly Commended – Wide angle
‘Underwater Fashion’
Wayne Lai (China)
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Highly Commended – Portraits
‘Bargi Hope’
David Alpert (United Kingdom)
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Winner – Portraits
‘Butterfly Effect’
Lilian Koh (Singapore)
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Third – British Waters Wide Angle
‘Fireworks anemone sunburst’
Trevor Rees (United Kingdom)
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Highly Commended – Macro
‘Lemons’
Mika Saareila (Finland)
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In conjunction with Underwater Photography Magazine the UPY team have once again produced this stunning Yearbook which brings together the 125 winning images from the 2020 competition.
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The Yearbook is a free to download PDF document
more at Underwater Photographer of the Year

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Images to lift your spirits

Every Friday the team at the World Photography Organisation will be showcasing images to help uplift, entertain and – most importantly – inspire you to keep taking pictures. The next few months are going to be an uncertain and unsettling time for all of us, so we hope these feelgood Friday image round-ups will take the edge off, even if it’s just a little bit. For our first post, we’ve delved into the archives to share our favourite images recognised in the last three years of the Sony World Photography Awards.

Trung Pham Huy, Viet Nam, Shortlist, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Yonathan Kellerman, Canada, Shortlist, Open competition, Motion , 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Tobias Friedrich, Germany, Shortlist, Professional competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Mauro Battistelli, Italy, Shortlist, Professional competition, Landscape , 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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from: “That Friday feeling: nine spectacular images to lift your spirits”
more at World Photography Organisation

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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 results gallery

Welcome to UPY 2020, in my view the strongest collection yet! As always the category winners are jaw-dropping, but this year every single image is worthy of your attention. UPY always aims to showcase the diversity of disciplines and photographic styles that comprise ‘underwater photography’ and we love seeing photographers pushing the technical and artistic boundaries of the genre. We also appreciate classic images, when taken to new heights, and I am thrilled that UPY 2020 contains all these and more, with a real diversity of photos taken in waters from the polar oceans to the swimming pool.

2020 was another record breaker for UPY with entries rising to 5500, and the number of photographers also jumping up to 500! Thank you to those who continue to support UPY as well as those entering for the first time. We appreciate and enjoy seeing every image we receive. We were also pleased that the Underwater Photography Book of the Year category was the strongest yet, with a very tight field of excellent submissions, all would be a worthy addition to any underwater enthusiast’s bookshelf.

Alex Mustard, on behalf of UPY.

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020: ‘Frozen Mobile Home’
GREG LECOEUR (France)
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Most Promising British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020: ‘Commotion in the Ocean’
Nur Tucker (UK)
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Black & White
Third: ‘Earthless’
Zena Holloway (UK)
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British Waters Wide Angle
Third: ‘Fireworks anemone sunburst’
Trevor Rees (UK)
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Macro
Winner: ‘Goby Goodness’
Hannes Klostermann (Germany)
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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 results gallery

more at UPY

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Ocean Art

Winning Images from the prestigious 8th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
This competition is one of the most prestigious nature photo contests in the world, and the winning images represent some of the best underwater photographs of the year.

Wide-Angle Category
“Paradise”
5th Place – Taeyup Kim
Shot in Fakarava, French Polynesia
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Nudibranchs
“Sheep in Dreamland”
Honorable Mention – Chun Ho Tam
Shot in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
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Portrait
“Gaspare”
1st Place – Virginia Salzedo
Shot in Puglia, Italy
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Underwater Art
“Narcissism”
4th Place – Tae Wook Kang
Shot in Daegu, South Korea
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Best of Show
“Crab-Eater Seal”
Best of Show – Greg Lecoeur
Shot in Antartica Peninsula
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2019 Ocean Art Contest Winners
By UWPG News

more at UnderWater Photography Guide

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Aqua Babes | Ian Cartwright

Most underwater photographers come at it from being scuba divers, and usually the subject matter is fish in the sea. People are more my thing.
I am not that happy in water, being just about able to swim, so my approach to photographing initially babies underwater was influenced by a preference for not getting my face wet!

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Aqua Babes | Ian Cartwright
more in Academy The Big Photo E-Zine

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Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2019 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The photographers who submitted to Scuba Diving’s 2019 underwater photo contest blew our judges away, entering what we believe is among the best underwater photos of the year.

Even in the 15th year of our Through Your Lens Underwater Photo Contest, we are continually impressed by the talent and creativity of underwater photographers from around the globe. This year, we asked underwater photographers of all skill levels to submit their best work in the following categories: behavior, compact camera, macro and wide-angle. It was tough to narrow it down from the 2,560 images entered but you will see below that the winners are more than deserving. With so many beautiful images to choose from, we named an additional 11 honorable mention winners in 2019.

Grand Prize Winner
Jack Israel, Baja California, Mexico
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Macro
First Place
Nicholas Samaras, Stratoni, Greece
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Wide-Angle
Third Place
Pier Mane, Trou-Aux-Biches, Mauritius
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Honorable Mention
Bruno Van Saen, Romblon, Philippines
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Honorable Mention
Michael Gallagher, Palau
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2019 Underwater Photo Contest Winners
more in Scuba Diving Magazine

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ART-Photography

Some of the Best Photos from the 4th International Photo Awards

by Hernan Santiago
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by Poluev Ilya
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by Daung
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by Filiz Caglar
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by Kevin Molano
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ART-Photography
Some of the Best Photos from the 4th International Photo Awards

more at 35awards

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