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Underwater Photographer Annual Medal Winners


Allen Walker's gold medal winner in the Wide Angle - Marine Life category . A juvenile raggie shark loses its temper with a pestering potato bass, South Africa

Here are some of the winners of the Underwater Photographer annual awards - more than 5,000 people entered images including Conor Culver who we featured in the Autumn issue of DIVE



Gold medal winner,  Manipulated Image

Conor Culver, US

'The Ambassador'. Sea snakes are similar to divers, they rise to the surface and go below back to the reefs. As divers we have to be ambassadors for the ocean, spread awareness and inform everyone about the oceans.

Gold Medal Winner, Macro 

John Roach, United States

Banded jawfish Opistognathus macrognathus, Blue Heron Bridge USA


Gold medal winner, Over/Under Shots 

Lorenzo Mittiga,Italy

 A green Iguana takes a breath after an underwater incursion in a semi-submerged cave on the island of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Green Iguanas are everywhere on the island, they are part of every house's garden and...pools...


Gold Medal Winner, Wide Angle - Close Focus

Khaled Zaki, Qatar

Giant grouper enjoying breakfast in Thailand.


Gold medal winner,  Wide Angle - Natural Light

Nick Blake, UK

'The Light Shines On' diver in Kukulkan Cenote, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico.


Gold medal winner, Sharks

Jim Machinchick, US

Pelagic sharks, such as this blue shark, are under the most pressure from fishing and the finning industry. This very curious blue shark with some war wounds and souvenir.Location: United States


Gold medal winner,  Macro - Nudibranch

Francesco Pacienza, Italy

To see more of the medal winners 



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