Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024: Take a dive into the stunning winning images

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024: Take a dive into the stunning winning images

From abandoned tank shipwrecks in Jordan to dive-bombing gannets in Shetland, the winning images of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 are better than ever.

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Swedish photographer Alex Dawson has been crowned the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024, for his mesmerising image of a free diver examining the aftermath of whaling.

Selected from over 6500 submissions worldwide, Dawson’s work stood out not only for its artistic merit but also for its emotional narrative.

The Underwater Photographer of the Year competition is an annual event based in the UK that celebrates photography beneath the surface of oceans, lakes, rivers, and even swimming pools. 

It attracts entries from around the world and features 13 categories, including Macro, Wide Angle, Behaviour, and Wreck photography, as well as specific categories for photos taken in British waters. 

Here are all the stunning winning entries from this year’s competition: 

Wide Angle

WinnerWhale Bones by Alex Dawson

Macro

Winner – An abstract portrait of a Potbelly Seahorse by Talia Greis

Wrecks

Winner – Chieftain Tanks by Martin Broen

Behaviour

Winner – The End Of A Baitball by Rafael Fernandez Caballero

Portrait

Winner – Grey Whale Connection by Rafael Fernandez Caballero 

Black & White

Winner – Water Dancers by Jasmine Skye Smith

Compact

Winner – Nudi on Fire by Enrico Somogyi

Up & Coming

Winner – Window of Opportunity by Lisa Stengel 

British Waters Wide Angel

Winner – Divebomb by Kat Zhou 

British Waters Macro

Winner – Star Attraction by Jenny Stock 

British Waters Living Together

Winner – Bottled Blenny by Kirsty Andrews 

British Waters Compact

WinnerCatshark in Bootlace by Jon Bunker 

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