36 amazing photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 competition
The competition recognises some of the world's best underwater photography in a variety of categories.
A stunning photo of a group of crab-eater seals exploring an iceberg has won the prize of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020. Other winners include seahorses, rays and a football-playing octopus.
The Underwater Photographer of the Year competition recognises the best pictures revealing the world we land-dwellers rarely get to see.
Take a look at the winners, runners up and third place in each category below. To read the stories behind the pictures and the judges' comments, not to mention even more brilliant photographs, go to: underwaterphotographeroftheyear.com.
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Frozen Mobile Home
Wide Angle category winner and Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020: Greg Lecoeur (France)
Wide Angle category runner up: Oleg Gaponyuk (Russian Federation)
Wide Angle category third place: Tobias Friedrich (Germany)
Marco category winner: Hannes Klostermann (Germany)
Macro category runner up: Keigo Kawamura (Japan)
Favorinus Pigging Out
Macro category third place: Jack Israel (United States)
Wrecks category winner: Tobias Friedrich (Germany)
Wrecks category runner up: Renee Capozzola (United States)
Dead steel resurrection
Wrecks category third place: Pier Mane (South Africa)
Behaviour category winner: Pasquale Vassallo (Italy)
Behaviour category runner up: Paolo Isgro (Italy)
Behaviour category third place: Filippo Borghi (Italy)
Portrait category winner: Lilian Koh (Singapore)
Portrait category runner up: Rooman Luc (Belgium)
Portrait category third place: Greg Lecoeur (France)
Black & White category winner: Mok Wai Hoe (Singapore)
Constellation of Eagle Rays
Black & White category runner up: Henley Spiers (United Kingdom)
Black & White category third place: Zena Holloway (United Kingdom)
See more pictures from the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition:
- 39 stunning photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019 competition
- Beautiful winners from the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018 competition
- Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 winners
- Beautiful images from the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 contest
Compact category winner: Man BD (Malaysia)
Squid in Disco Fever
Compact category runner up: Enrico Somogyi (Germany)
Jellyfish from Palau
Compact category third place: Enrico Somogyi (Germany)
Up & Coming category winner and Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020: Anita Kainrath (Bahamas)
Commotion in the Ocean
Up & Coming category runner up and Most Promising British Underwater Photographer 2020: Nur Tucker (United Kingdom)
Up & Coming category third place: Ines Goovaerts (Belgium)
British Waters Wide Angle category winner: Arthur Kingdon (United Kingdom)
Big Mouth, Small Prey
British Waters Wide Angle category runner up: Will Clark (United Kingdom)
Fireworks anemone sunburst
British Waters Wide Angle category third place: Trevor Rees (United Kingdom)
Like Water for Silk
British Waters Macro category winner: Laura Storm (United Kingdom)
Cuckoo wrasse head on
British Waters Macro category runner up: Trevor Rees (United Kingdom)
British Waters Macro category third place: Dan Bolt (United Kingdom)
British Waters Living Together category winner: Dan Bolt (United Kingdom)
British Waters Living Together category runner up: Kirsty Andrews (United Kingdom)
British Waters Living Together category third place: Shannon Moran (United Kingdom)
British Waters Compact category winner: Colin Garrett (United Kingdom)
Fluo fireworks anemone
British Waters Compact category runner up: James Lynott (United Kingdom)
All in good claws!
British Waters Compact category third place: Martin Edser (United Kingdom)
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