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Winners Of The 2016 Underwater Photographer Of The Year

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Underwater Photographer of the Year London (UPY London) has recently revealed the winners for this year’s annual competition.

Participants submitted their pictures in eight categories: Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behaviour, and Up & Coming (open to all photographers) and British Waters Wide Angle, British Waters Macro, and British Waters Compact (exclusively for British nationals and residents).

Italian Davide Lopresti beat 54 entrants from all over the world to become the Underwater Photographer Of The Year for his stunning image of a seahorse entitled “Gold”.  The image also won the major award in the Macro category.

©UPY/David Lopresti | Photo Courtesy of UPY London

Judge Martin Edge describes the image as “this one has been shot to perfection.  A simple composition with a balanced amputation of muted colour at bottom right of the frame. Blue surrounds the entire four corners which helps to keep the eye of the viewer firmly focused on the detail of the seahorse.  The eye cannot escape the frame, it continues to rotate in circles. Complementary colours of blue and yellow are entirely responsible for the 'wow factor' which this image had on me when I first viewed it.”

The winning images for other categories include the silhouette of the cat shark inside the egg case, an old machine, the fishing behavior of a bear, a wreck and an island in one perfect shot, and a turtle that swallowed a jellyfish.

You may visit UPY London for more information and details.

Here are the top winners of this year’s Underwater Photographer Of The Year London:

“Gold” by Davide Lopresti (Italy)
Winner of Underwater Photographer of the Year and Macro nternational category©UPY/David Lopresti | Photo Courtesy of UPY London

“Catshark” Supernova by Dan Bolt (UK)
British Underwater Photographer of the Year
©UPY/Dan Bolt | Photo Courtesy of UPY London


“Three Pillars - Practice, Patience & Luck!” by Pier Mane (South Africa)
Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year
©UPY/Pier Mane | Photo Courtesy of UPY London

“Underwater fisherman” by Mike Korostelev (Russia)
Winner of Wide Angle for international category©UPY/Mike Korostelev | Photo Courtesy of UPY London

“A Family Affair” by Thomas Heckmann (Germany)
Winner of Wrecks international category©UPY/ Thomas Heckmann | Photo Courtesy of UPY London

Source:
UPY London