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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 winners

Every year a team of judges swim through a sea of beautiful photos to pick the best underwater pictures for the annual UPY awards - here's the pick of this year's catch.

UPY2017 was a huge success, with over 4,500 stunning underwater images for experienced underwater photographers Peter Rowlands, Martin Edge and Alex Mustard to judge from. Dive into this beautiful collection to see the winners and runners up from this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year competition.

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© Gabriel Barathieu/UPY2017
© Gabriel Barathieu/UPY2017

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017, Gabriel Barathieu (France)

© Nick Blake/UPY2017
© Nick Blake/UPY2017

British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017, Nick Blake (UK)

This image was also runner up in the Wide Angle category.

© Nicholai Georgiou/UPY2017
© Nicholai Georgiou/UPY2017

Most Promising British Underwater Photographer, Nicholai Georgiou (UK)

© Ron Watkins/UPY2017
© Ron Watkins/UPY2017

Wide Angle Winner: Ron Watkins (USA)

© Edwar Herreno/UPY2017
© Edwar Herreno/UPY2017

Wide Angle Third: Edwar Herreno (France)

© Yatwai So/UPY2017
© Yatwai So/UPY2017

Macro Winner: Yatwai So (Hong Kong)

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© Jenny Strömvoll/UPY2017

Macro Runner Up: Jenny Strömvoll (Mozambique)

© Dragos Dumitrescu/UPY2017
© Dragos Dumitrescu/UPY2017

Macro Third: Dragos Dumitrescu (Romania)

© Csaba Tokolyi/UPY2017
© Csaba Tokolyi/UPY2017

Wrecks Winner: Csaba Tokolyi (Hungary)

© Andrey Narchuk/UPY2017
© Andrey Narchuk/UPY2017

Wrecks Runner Up: Andrey Narchuk (Russia)

© Kieran Hatton/UPY2017
© Kieran Hatton/UPY2017

Wrecks Third: Kieran Hatton (UK)

© Qing Lin/UPY2017
© Qing Lin/UPY2017

Behaviour Winner: Qing Lin (Canada)

© Jean Tresfon/UPY2017
© Jean Tresfon/UPY2017

Behaviour Runner Up: Jean Tresfon (South Africa)

© liang fu/UPY2017
© liang fu/UPY2017

Behaviour Third: liang fu (China)

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© Ferenc ifj. Lorincz/UPY2017

Portrait Winner: Ferenc ifj. Lorincz (Hungary)

© Guglielmo Cicerchia/UPY2017
© Guglielmo Cicerchia/UPY2017

Portrait Runner Up: Guglielmo Cicerchia (Italy)

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© Dragos Dumitrescu/UPY2017

Portrait Third: Dragos Dumitrescu (Romania)

© Jenny Strömvoll/UPY2017
© Jenny Strömvoll/UPY2017

Compact Winner: Jenny Strömvoll (Mozambique)

© Fabio Russo/UPY2017
© Fabio Russo/UPY2017

Compact Runner Up: Fabio Russo (Italy)

© David Alpert/UPY2017
© David Alpert/UPY2017

Compact Third: David Alpert (UK)

© Horacio Martinez/UPY2017
© Horacio Martinez/UPY2017

Up and Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017, Horacio Martinez (Argentina)

© Sean Landsman/UPY2017
© Sean Landsman/UPY2017

Up and Coming Runner Up: Sean Landsman (Canada)

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© Catalin Craciun/UPY2017

Up and Coming Third: Catalin Craciun (Romania)

© Melvin Redeker/UPY2017
© Melvin Redeker/UPY2017

British Waters Wide Angle Winner: Melvin Redeker (Netherlands)

© Richard Shucksmith/UPY2017
© Richard Shucksmith/UPY2017

British Waters Wide Angle Runner Up: Richard Shucksmith (UK)

© Trevor Rees/UPY2017
© Trevor Rees/UPY2017

British Waters Third: Trevor Rees (UK)

© Kirsty Andrews/UPY2017
© Kirsty Andrews/UPY2017

British Waters Macro Winner: Kirsty Andrews (UK)

© Matt Doggett/UPY2017
© Matt Doggett/UPY2017

British Waters Macro Runner Up: Matt Doggett (UK)

© Paul Colley/UPY2017
© Paul Colley/UPY2017

British Waters Macro Third: Paul Colley (UK)

© Simon Yates/UPY2017
© Simon Yates/UPY2017

British Waters Compact Winner: Simon Yates (UK)

© Paula Bailey/UPY2017
© Paula Bailey/UPY2017

British Waters Compact Runner Up: Paula Bailey (UK)

© Ian Wade/UPY2017
© Ian Wade/UPY2017

British Waters Compact Third: Ian Wade (UK)


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