Underwater Photographer of the Year

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

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

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Greg Lecoeur

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Greg Lecoeur won Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 with Frozen Mobile Home, showing seals around an iceberg in Antarctica.

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Anita Kainrath

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Anita Kainrath, from Austria, won Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year with Shark Nursery, showing baby lemon sharks in a mangrove in the Bahamas.

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Pasquale Vassallo

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Italian Pasquale Vassallo won Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year with Last Dawn, Last Gasp, showing a tuna as it is hauled up towards a boat off the coast of Naples.

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Nick More

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

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Nur Tucker

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

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

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Zena Holloway won the Black and White category with an image of Brazilian free-diver and conservationist Flavia Eberhard in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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Renee Capozzola

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

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Keigo Kawamura

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

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Trevor Rees

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Trevor Rees won the British Waters Wide 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.Image copyright
Shane Keena

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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.

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