Underwater Photographer Annual Medal Winners
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
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