WINNING PHOTOS OF 2017 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST

WINNING PHOTOS OF 2017 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST

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Organizers of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have just announced their winning photos for 2017. The winner Gabriel Barathieu beat entrants from 67 different countries with his portrait of an octopus in the lagoon of the island of Mayotte. Prizes and commendations were also handed out in a number of categories, including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Up & Coming, and, in British waters, Wide Angle, Compact, and Macro shots.

Winner

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Dancing Octopus by Gabriel Barathieu (France). Location: Island of Mayotte, off the coast of south-east Africa

Here are some of the other winning photos selected this year:

British Underwater Photographer of the Year

‘Out of the Blue’ by Nick Blake (UK)/UPY 2017

Up and coming Underwater Photographer of the Year

‘Oceanic in the Sky’ by Horacio Martinez (Argentina)/UPY 2017.

Most Promising British Underwater Photographer of the Year

‘Orca Pod’ by Nicholai Georgiou (UK)/UPY 2017

Wide Angle

‘One in a Million’ by Ron Watkins (USA)/UPY 2017

Macro

‘Prey?’ by So Yat Wai (Hong Kong)/UPY 2017

Wrecks

‘The wreck of the Louilla at sunset’ by Csaba Tökölyi (Hungary)/UPY 2017

Behaviour

‘Your home and my home’ by Qing Lin (Canada)/UPY 2017

Portrait

‘Face to face’ by ifj. Lorincz Ferenc (Hungary)/UPY 2017

Compact

‘I’ve got my eye on you!’ by Jenny Stromvoll (Mozambique)/UPY 2017

British Waters Wide Angle

‘Eye to eye’ by Melvin Redeker (The Netherlands)/UPY 2017

British Waters Macro

‘Dragon display’ by Kirsty Andrews (UK)/UPY 2017

British Waters Compact

‘Scottish Fireworks Anemone’ by Simon Yates (UK)/UPY 2017

You can see a larger gallery of finalist photos and read about the images in this gallery on the contest’s website. You can also view last year’s winning photos here.


Image credits: Header photograph by Gabriel Barathieu/UPY 2017

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