UPY London has revealed the winners of 2016′s Underwater Photographer Of The Year competition.
Showcasing some of the most stunning images captured beneath the depths in the UK and around the world, the annual competition receives thousands of entries from talented photographers.
“Selecting the winners is enjoyable, but also pressured,” said Alex Mustard, this year’s chair of the jury. “We’re all well aware that nobody’s work is judged as meticulously as the judges!”
Here are the award-winning images that made the final cut.
This photo also took the honours in the macro category.
Also winner of the British Waters Macro category.
Here are the winners from specific categories.
And here are some spectacular shots that were shortlisted.
‘Bass’ by Oliver Anlauf (Germany)
‘The Majestic Purple Dame’ by Pier Mane (South Africa)
‘Seven’ by Mathieu Foulquié (France)
‘Blue ballet’ by Damien Mauric (UK)
‘Icebreaker’ by Tobias Friedrich (Deutschland)
‘Beach Guardians’ by Alejandro Prieto (Mexico)
‘Lightning’ by Adriano Morettin (Italy)
‘Pelagic Octopus at Night’ by Helen Brierley (US)
‘The odd couple’ by Gianni Colucci (Italia)
‘Timeless Moment!’ by Behnaz Afsahi (Canada)
‘Goby on a Sea Pen’ by Ross Gudgeon (Australia)
‘The Tank’ by Saeed Rashid (United Kingdom)
‘What Feeds Beneath’ by Alejandro Prieto (Mexico)
‘Pike on the move’ by Trevor Rees (UK)
‘Tompot looking out’ by Trevor Rees (UK)
‘Intruder beware’ by Cathy Lewis (UK)
‘Planktonic Predator’ by George Stoyle (UK)
‘Pike in quarry’ by Trevor Rees (UK)
‘Elan valley trout in winter’ by Trevor Rees (UK)