THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION is based in Great Britain but it attracts stunning entries from around the world, both in photo locations and photographers’ nationalities.
Winners and runners up for UPY2020 captured images as diverse as seals in Antarctica, shark pups in a mangrove forest in the Bahamas, a tuna caught up in a fishing net in Italy, a beauteous cave entrance in the Maldives, trapon hunting in a fishball in Grand Cayman, the “Saudi Titanic” in the Gulf of Aqaba, even a larval porcupinefish in the Philippines.
Drawing entries from around the world, the United- Kingdom-based group judges photos in eight categories – Wide-Angle, Macro, Portrait, Compact, Behavior, Black & White and Up and Coming – plus three British Waters categories, Wide Angle, Macro and Compact.
THESE ARE A SAMPLING. SEE THEM ALL
You can view the all the winning images, plus a list of more than two dozen sponsors, at the Underwater Photographer of the Year website. Click on the “full results list” link to access a slide show of all winning images in one album. Or scroll down to UPY2020 Winners Gallery to access photos individually along with details about the photos and photographers.
PRINCIPAL SOURCE: Underwater Photographer of the Year.