In beeld: zo mooi is de wereld onder water

In beeld: zo mooi is de wereld onder water
© Underwater Photographer of the Year

Dit jaar namen fotografen uit 54 landen deel aan de Underwater Photography Competition. De Italiaanse fotograaf Davide Lopresti mag zich een jaar lang Underwater Photographer of the Year. Zijn close-up foto van een zeepaardje bij de Italiaanse stad Triëst is niet alleen een uitzonderlijk mooie foto, maar ook een viering van de terugkeer van de zeepaardjes naar gebieden waar ze door de visserij volledig verdwenen waren.

In totaal vielen tachtig foto's in acht verschillende categorieën in de prijzen. Bekijk ze allemaal en maak kennis met een wereld waar we normaal niet komen. (MS)

Overall Title Winner: Davide Lopresti (Italie) met Gold © Davide Lopresti, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016: Pier Mane (Zuid-Afrika) met 'Three Pillars - Practice, Patience & Luck!' © Pier Mane, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Most Promising British Underwater Photographer 2016: Marty Engels Dunmore (Verenigd Koninkrijk) met Fired up and "almost" ready to go © Marty Engels Dunmore, Underwater Photographer of the Year

British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016: Dan Bolt (Verenigd Koninkrijk) met Catshark Supernova © Dan Bolt, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Wide Angle Winner: Mike Korostelev (Rusland) met Underwater fisherman © Mike Korostelev, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Wide Angle Runner Up: Fabio Galbiati (Italie) met Mangrove sunset © Fabio Galbiati, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wide Angle Third: met Lagoon gemaakt in Frans Polynesie © Greg Lecoeur, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wide Angle Highly Commended: Barathieu Gabriel (Frankrijk) met 'Green Turtle with remora fish' © Barathieu Gabriel, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wide Angle Highly Commended: Greg Lecoeur (Frankrijk) met 'Pilot Whales' © Greg Lecoeur, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wide Angle Highly Commended: Davide Lopresti (Italie) met Swoim © Davide Lopresti, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wide Angle Highly Commended: Alejandro Prieto (Mexico) met Beach Guardians © Alejandro Prieto, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wide Angle Commended: Mathieu Foulquié (Frankrijk) met Seven © Mathieu Foulquié, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wide Angle Commended: Tobias Friedrich (Duitsland) met Icebreaker © Tobias Friedrich, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wide Angle Commended: Damien Mauric (Verenigd Koninkrijk) met Blue Ballet © Damien Mauric, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Marco Winner: Davide Lopresti (Italie) met Golden © Davide Lopresti, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Macro Runner Up: Helen Brierley (VS) met Pelagic Octopus at Night © Helen Brierley, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Macro Third: Gianni Colucci (Italie) met The Odd Couple © Gianni Colucci, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Macro Highly Commended: Behnaz Afsahi (Canada) met 'Timeless Moment!' © Behnaz Afsahi, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Marco Highly Commended: Qing Lin (Canada) met Lace Model © Qing Lin, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Macro Highly Commended: Greg Lecoeur (Frankrijk) met Black Water © Greg Lecoeur, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Macro Highly Commended: Adriano Morettin (Italie) met Lightning © Adriano Morettin, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Macro Highly Commended: Marc Casanovas (Spanje) met Starry Weever © Marc Casanovas, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Macro Highly Commended: Ross Gudgeon (Australie) met Goby on a Sea Pen © Ross Gudgeon, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Macro Highly Commended: Matteo Visconti (Italie) met Spotlight © Matteo Visconti, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Wrecks Winner: Thomas Heckmann (Duitsland) met 'A Family Affair..' © Underwater Photographer of the Year

Wrecks Runner Up: Anders Nyberg (Duitsland) met True Parking © Anders Nyberg, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wrecks Third: Steve Jones (Verenigd Koninkrijk) met Beaufighter © Steve Jones, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wrecks Highly Commended: Anders Nyberg (Zweden) met Need to Change a Tire © Anders Nyberg. Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wrecks Highly Commended: Saeed Rashid (Verenigd Koninkrijk) met The Tank © Saeed Rashid, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wrecks Highly Commended: Christian Vizl (Mexico) met 'Caribbean, Grand Cayman. USS Kittiwake and diver' © Christian Vizl, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wrecks Highly Commended: Spencer Burrows (VK) met Exploring the Podsnap © Spencer Burrows, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wrecks Commended: Rui Guerra (Portugal) met The steering wheel © Rui Guerra, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wrecks Commended: Trevor Rees (VK) met Rozi tugboat © Trevor Rees, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Wrecks Commended: Susannah H. Snowden-Smith (Grand Cayman) met 'USS Kittiwake shipwreck' © Susannah H. Snowden-Smith, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Behaviour Winner: Richard Carey (Thailand) met Turtle eating Jellyfish © Richard Carey, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Behaviour Runner Up: Alejandro Pietro (Mexico) met What Feeds Beneath © Alejandro Pietro, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Behaviour Third: Rui Guerra (Portugal) met Millions of Crabs © Rui Guerra, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Behaviour Highy Commended: Paolo Bausani (Italie) met Pair of fish cleaners in action on parrotfish © Paolo Bausani, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Behaviour Highy Commended: Vania Kam (Hong Kong) met All-you-can-eat eggs buffet © Vania Kam, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Behaviour Highy Commended: Damien McGuirk (Ierland) met Hunting Long Nosed Hawkfish © Damien McGuirk, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Behaviour Commended: Ralph Pace (VS) met Battle at the Nine © Ralph Pace, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Behaviour Commended: Richard Barnden (Palau) met Life Begins - Bumphead Parrotfish Spawning © Richard Barnden, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Behaviour Commended: Susannah H. Snowden-Smith (Grand Cayman) met Torrent © Susannah H. Snowden-Smith, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming: Pier Mane (Zuid-Afrika) met 'Three Pillars - Practice, Patience & Luck!' © Pier Mane, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming Runner Up: Marty Engels Dunmore (VK) met 'Fired up and "almost" ready to goc' © Marty Engels Dunmore, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming Third: Spencer Burrows (VK) met The eye of a Butterfly © Spencer Burrows, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming Highly Commended: Pier Mane (Zuid-Afrika) met The Great Sea Eagle © Pier Mane, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming Highly Commended: Marty Engels Dunmore (VK) met Carribbean Reef Sharks © Marty Engels Dunmore, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming Highly Commended: ifj. Lorincz Ferenc (Hongarije) met 'Transparent Trick' © ifj. Lorincz Ferenc, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming Highly Commended: Oliver Anlauf (Duitsland) met Bass © Oliver Anlauf, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming Commended: Fabio Russo (Italie) met White-spotted fighter © Fabio Russo, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming Commended: Pier Mane (Zuid-Afirika) met The Majestic Purple Dame © Pier Mane, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

Up & Coming Commended: Spencer Burrows (VK) met Cockpit © Spencer Burrows, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Wide Angle Winner: Marcus Blatchford (VK) met Part of the Illusion © Marcus Blatchford, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Wide Angle Runner Up: Will Clark (VK) met Shocked Shark © Will Clark, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Wide Angle Third: Trevor Rees (VK) met Elan valley trout in winter © Trevor Rees, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Wide Angle Highly Commended: Nick Blake (VK) met Set the Ray to Jelly © Nick Blake, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Wide Angle Highly Commended: Richard Shucksmith (VK) met Inquisitive flatties © Richard Shucksmith, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Wide Angle Highly Commended: Matt Doggett met Tadpole shoal © Matt Doggett, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Wide Angle Highly Commended: Steve Jones (VK) met Discovery © Steve Jones, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Wide Angle Commended: Trevor Rees (VK) met Pike in Quarry © Trevor Rees, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Wide Angle Commended: Will Clark (VK) met Blur Blur © Will Clark, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Wide Angle Commended: Dan Bolt (VK) met 'Early morning plumose anemonies' © Dan Bolt, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Macro Winner: Dan Bolt (VK) met Catshark Supernova © Dan Bolt, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Macro Runner Up: George Stoyle (VK) met Planktonic Predator © George Stoyle, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Macro Third: Cathy Lewis (VK) met Safe Haven © Cathy Lewis, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Macro Highly Commended: Mark N Thomas (VK) met Shanny © Mark N Thomas, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Macro Highly Commended: Alex Tattersall (VK) met Slug © Alex Tattersall, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Macro Highly Commended: Richard Shucksmith (VK) met Angel © Richard Shucksmith, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Macro Highly Commended: Trevor Rees (VK) met Skeleton Shrimp © Trevor Rees, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Macro Commended: Cathy Lewis (VK) met Intruder Beware © Cathy Lewis, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Macro Commended: Saeed Rashid (VK) met 'Inquisitive Cuckoo Wrasse' © Saeed Rashid, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Macro Commended: Dan Bolt (VK) met 'Friend or Foe?' © Dan Bolt, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Compact Winner: Paul Colley (VK) met Hello Ducky! © Paul Colley, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Compact Runner Up: Trevor Rees (VK) met 'Tompot looking out' © Trevor Rees, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Compact Third: Trevor Rees (VK) met British Native Crayfish © Trevor Rees, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Compact Highly Commended: Trevor Rees (VK) met Lobster © Trevor Rees, Underwater Photographer of t he Year 2016

British Waters Compact Highly Commended: Trevor Rees (VK) met Pike on the Move © Trevor Rees, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Compact Highly Commended: Sara Bowring (VK) met Pink fins taste much bette © Sara Bowring, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Compact Highly Commended: Sara Bowring (VK) met Hello give us a kiss © Sara Bowring, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Compact Commended: Nic Faulks (VK) met 'Scilly Seal!' © Nic Faulks, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Compact Commended: Sara Bowring (VK) met Night Time Stroll © Sara Bowring, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

British Waters Compact Commended: Sara Bowring (VK) met Lazy Day In The Sun © Sara Bowring, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016