In beeld: de winnaars van de Underwater Photographer of the Year wedstrijd

De Underwater Photographer of the Year wedstrijd belicht de wondere wereld onderwater: in de oceanen, zeeën, meren, rivieren en vijvers in achtertuinen. Aan de wedstrijd, verdeeld in dertien categorieën, deden fotografen uit de hele wereld mee.

In beeld: de winnaars van de Underwater Photographer of the Year wedstrijd
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 en winnaar van de Wide Angle Award: 'Sharks' Skylight' gemaakt door Renee Capozzola (VS) in Frans Polynesië. © Renee Capozzola, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Alice Bennett, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021: 'Tying In' gemaakt door Alice Bennett (Mexico) in de Cenote Mayan Blue in Mexico.

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Mark Kirkland, Underwater Photographer of the Year

British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021: 'While You Sleep' gemaakt door Mark Kirkland in Malls Mire, Glasgow in Schotland.

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Martin Broen, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede prijs Wide Angle: 'Gothic Chamber' gemaakt door Martin Broen (VS) in Cenote Monkey Dust in Mexico.

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Oleg Gaponyuk, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde plaats Wide Angle: 'Jellyfish Galore' gemaakt door Oleg Gaponyuk (Rusland) in Palau.

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Galice Hoarau, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie 'Macro' met 'Pontohi pigmy seahorse' gemaakt in Siladen, Indonesië door Galice Hoarau (Noorwegen).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Steven Kovacs, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede plaats in de categorie 'Macro' met 'Larval Lionfish' gemaakt in Palm Beach, Florida door Steven Kovacs (VS).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Chien-Ting Hou, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde plaats in de categorie 'Macro' met 'Dream Ship' gemaakt in Anilao, Filippijnen door Chien-Ting Hou.

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Tobias Friedrich, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie 'Wrecks' met 'Bowlander' gemaakt bij Nassau, Bahama's door Tobias Friedrich (Duitsland).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Grant Thomas, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede plaats in de categorie 'Wrecks' met 'Reclaimed by the Ocean' gemaakt bij Aqaba in Jordanië door Grant Thomas (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Renee Capozzola, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde plaats in de categorie 'Wrecks' met 'Golden Hour at the Georgios' gemaakt in Saoedi-Arabië door Renee Capozzola (VS).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Karim Iliya, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie Behaviour met 'A striped marlin in a high speed hunt in Mexico' gemaakt in San Carlos, Baja, California in Mexico door Karim Iliya (VS).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Jong Gong Zhang, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede plaats in de categorie Behaviour met 'Face to Face' gemaakt in Minabe, Wakayama in Japan door Jong Gong Zhang (China)

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Mike Korostelev, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde plaats in de categorie Behaviour met 'Milk feeding' gemaakt in de Indische Oceaan door Mike Korostelev (Rusland).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Ryohei Ito, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie Portrait: 'Guardian Deity' gemaakt in Tateyama, Japan door Ryohei Ito (Japan).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Keigo Kawamura, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede in de categorie Portrait: 'Japanese manefish' gemaakt in Japan door Keigo Kawamura (Japan).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Michael Gallagher, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde in de categorie Portrait: 'French Angel' gemaakt op Bonaire door Michael Gallagher (VK)

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Diana Fernie, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie Black & White: 'The Cut' gemaakt bij de Solomon Eilanden door Diana Fernie (Australië)

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Martin Broen, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede plaats in de categorie Black & White: 'Time Travel' gemaakt in Cenote Chan Hol in Mexico door Martin Broen (VS).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Renata Romeo, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde plaats in de categorie Black & White: 'Double Turtle' gemaakt in Marsa Egla in Egypte door Renata Romeo (Italië).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Jack Berthomier, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Eerste plaats in de categorie Compact: 'Doule (Kuhlia Rupestris) near the surface' gemaakt in de Ouenghi River in Nieuw-Caledonië door Jack Berthomier (Nieuw-Caledonië).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © ManBd, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede plaats in de categorie Compact: 'Rainbow Goby' gemaakt in Lembeh in Indonesië door ManBd (Maleisië)

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Isaías Cruz, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde plaats in de categorie Compact: 'Pelagic stingray (Pteroplatytrygon violacea)' gemaakt in Baskenland, Spanje door Isaías Cruz (Spanje).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © SJ Alice Bennett, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie Up & Coming: 'Tying In' gemaakt in de Cenote Mayan Blue bij Tulum in Mexico door SJ Alice Bennett (Mexico).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Ryohei Ito, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede plaats in de categorie Up & Coming: 'Toward Shining Light' in de Maaya Lagoon, Malediven door Ryohei Ito (Japan).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Danny Lee, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde plaats in d categorie Up & Coming: 'Resplendence - Black browed Albatross' in de Bay of Fires in Tasmanië door Danny Lee (Australië)

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Mark Kirkland, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie British Waters Wide Angle: 'While You Sleep' gemaakt in Malls Mire bij Glasgow in Schotland door Mark Kirkland (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Mark Kirkland, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede plaats in de categorie British Waters Wide Angle: 'The Great Migration' gemaakt bij Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides door Mark Kirkland (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Kirsty Andrews, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde plaats in de categorie British Waters Wide Angle: 'Grey seal gully' gemaakt bij de Farne Islands, Northumberland door Kirsty Andrews (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Malcolm Nimmo, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie British Waters Macro: 'Portrait of a variable blenny' gemaakt bij Plymouth Sound in het Verenigd Koninkrijk door Malcolm Nimmo (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Alex Tattersall, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede in de categorie British Waters Macro: 'Stalkie on Bootlace weed' gemaakt in Kimmeridge Bay, Verenigd Koninkrijk door Alex Tattersall (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Dan Bolt, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde in de categorie British Waters Macro: 'Nest buddies' gemaakt in Swanage Pier, Verenigd Koninkrijk door Dan Bolt (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Kirsty Andrews, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie British Waters Living Together: 'SS Hispania' gemaakt bij Sound of Mull in Schotland door Kirsty Andrews (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Atanas Petrov, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede in de categorie British Waters Living Together: 'Crab affairs' gemaakt bij SS Rosalie in Engeland door Atanas Petrov (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Dan Bolt, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde in de categorie British Waters Living Together: 'Pontoon island' gemaakt bij Loch Carron in het Verenigd Koninkrijk door Dan Bolt (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Ian Wade, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie British Waters Compact: 'Sunrise Mute Swan Feeding Underwater' gemaakt in St Georges Park in Bristol, Verenigd Koninkrijk door Ian Wade (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Sandra Stalker, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede in de categorie British Waters Compact: 'Hold Tight' gemaakt in Kimmeridge Bay in Dorset door Sandra Stalker (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Sandra Stalker, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde in de categorie British Waters Compact: 'Pinky' gemaakt in Portland Harbour, Dorset door Sandra Stalker (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Karim Iliya, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie Marine Conservation: 'Aerial view of a crowded island in Guna Yala' gemaakt in Panama door Karim Iliya (VS).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Pasquale Vassallo, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede in de categorie Marine Conservation: 'The Yellow Candy' gemaakt in Italië door Pasquale Vassallo (Italië).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Rafael Fernandez Caballero, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde in de categorie Marine Conservation: 'River of blood from a dead sperm whale' gemaakt in Baja California Sur, Mexico door Rafael Fernandez Caballero (Spanje).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Mark Kirkland, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Winnaar in de categorie My Backyard: 'While You Sleep' gemaakt in Malls Mire, Glasgow in Schotland door Mark Kirkland (VK).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Steve Miller, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tweede in de categorie My Backyard: 'Pink and Golden' gemaakt in de VS door Steve Miller (VS).

Underwater Photographer of the Year © Shane Gross, Underwater Photographer of the Year

Derde in de categorie My Backyard: 'Pink salmon make their way up river to spawn' by Vancouver Island in Canada oor Shane Gross (Canada).