The Underwater Photographer Of The Year Competition - This Year’s Winners

An atmospheric shot of spiny seahorse has been crowned the winner of the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition, a celebration of all things sub-aquatic. The artistic portrait faced stiff competition, with photographs of haunting shipwrecks, inquisitive bears and majestic coral reefs featuring in the entries. The judges tested photographers’ skills across a number of categories, looking out for technical ability and a creative edge. The resulting images give a glimpse of the mysterious and beautiful world that exists in our rivers, lakes and oceans.