The winning photos of the UK Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

2016-02-19 // photography popular

For its second edition, the UK Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 awarded the best aquatic life photographs, created by photographers worldwide. Among the thousands of pictures in competition, the judges had the difficult task of selecting the best underwater pictures across several categories like Wide Angle, Macro or Wreck. This year, the Italian photographer Davide Lopresti won the title of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016. I let you discover this series of beautiful photographs! You can also download the UPY Yearbook, which contains the best pictures from the 2016 competition.

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Wide-angle category third place – Photo by Greg Lecoeur/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Wide-angle category winner – Photo by Mike Korostelev/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Wide-angle category winner – Photo by Marcus Blatchford/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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British waters wide-angle category runner-up – Photo by Will Clark/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Underwater photographer of the year – winner – Photo by Davide Lopresti/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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British underwater photographer of the year – winner, also winner, British macro category – Photo by Dan Bolt/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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British waters compact category winner – Photo by Paul Colley/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Up & coming underwater photographer of the year, also winner, up & coming worldwide category – Photo by Pier A. Mane/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Macro category third place – Photo by Gianni Colucci/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Behaviour category runner-up – Photo by Alejandro Prieto/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Behaviour category winner – Photo by Richard Carey/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Most promising British underwater photographer – Photo by Marty Engels Dunmore/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Up & coming category third place – Photo by Spencer Burrows/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Behaviour category third place – Photo by Rui Guerra/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Wide-angle runner-up – Photo by Fabio Galbiati/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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British macro category runner-up – Photo by George Stoyle/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Macro category winner – Photo by Thomas Heckmann/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Macro category runner-up – Photo by Helen Brierley/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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British waters compact category runner-up – Photo by Trevor Rees/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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British waters compact category third place – Photo by Trevor Rees/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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Macro category runner-up – Photo by Anders Nyberg/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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British waters wide-angle category third place – Photo by Trevor Rees/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
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British macro category third place – Photo by Cathy Lewis/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
Images © UK Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 (respective photographer) / source

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