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2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year


Photo: Renee Capozzola

Etsomnia is taking the week off, because between my oral surgery and work, I just could not get my **** together.

I’m pleased to report that the 2021 Underwater Photography of the Year results have been announced. The award celebrates the diversity of aquatic life through photography. It is open to amateurs and professionals alike, and the pictures are nothing short of spectacular. The photo categories are as follows: Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behaviour, Portrait, Black & White, Compact Camera, Up & Coming, British Waters Wide Angle, British Waters Macro, British Waters ‘Living Together’, and British Waters Compact. There is also a special Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year award, which is open to both underwater and above-water photos.

“I dedicated several evenings to photographing in the shallows at sunset, and I was finally rewarded with this scene: glass-calm water, a rich sunset, sharks, and even birds,”

– Winning photographer Renee Capozzola

The competition attracted a record 5500 photographs from 500 underwater photographer from around the world. The winning images are seen by millions of people across the globe, giving us all one more thing in common – our fascination with the underwater world.

You can follow the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition on their website and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year

  1. Last week, we were in Florida sitting by the Atlantic. I marveled at its hugeness, and you are in awe that there is another world below the calmness and beauty of the water.

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    • I love the shorelines and the surface of the oceans, but oh, what goes on below has fascinated me since I was tiny!


      • I can’t swim, so I can only enjoy the surface. I tried to learn to swim at age 52, but I nearly drowned the instructor and me in, believe or not, four feet of water. I was that scared of drowning, the minute I let go of the side of the pool, my mind conjured up being in the middle of the ocean, and I fought to not die. Thankfully, I finally heard her voice through my fear saying, ” Just put your feet down! Never tried to learn to swim again.

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      • Yike! I can understand why. I am the opposite. I’m most comfortable in the water. Was born that way. It helps that I’m very floaty…


  2. Over the years, even before the Internet, I hunted for pictures of what is in the seven seas National Geographic had some as well as some other magazines. Love all of today’s post — Special thanks again to Donna for making my day. Hal

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