Results: UPY 2021

Wide Angle Category and Overall winner by Renee Capozzola entitled “Shark Skylight

The results of the 2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) contest have been announced. Wetpixel extends hearty congratulations to all those among the competition’s placings. Renee Capozzola’s stunning image of sharks, birds, and the sunset from French Polynesia was awarded as the overall winner. Mark Strickland’s innovative image of a frog in a wetland close to Glasgow was declared the British winner.

In common with previous years, UPY offers a downloadable pdf yearbook which is a visual feast of all the images that were placed in this year’s contest.

Results Underwater Photography of the Year 2021

Macro Category Winner

Galice Hoarau: “‌Pontohi pigmy seahorse

Wrecks Category Winner

Tobias Friedrich: “‌BOWLANDER

Behavior Category Winner

Karim Iliya: “‌A striped marlin in a high speed hunt in Mexico

Portrait Category Winner

Ryohei Ito: “‌Guardian Deity

Black & White Category Winner

Diana Fernie: “‌The Cut

Compact Category Winner

Jack Berthomier: “‌Doule (Kuhlia Rupestris) near the surface

Up & Coming Category Winner

SJ Alice Bennett: “‌Tying In

British Underwater Photographer of the Year, British Water Wide Angle and My Backyard Category Winner

Mark Kirkland: “‌While You Sleep

British Water Macro Category Winner

Malcolm Nimmo: “‌Portrait of a variable blenny

British Water Living Together Category Winner

Kirsty Andrews: “‌SS Hispania

British Water Compact Category Winner

Ian Wade: “‌Sunrise Mute Swan Feeding Underwater

Marine Conservation Category Winner

Karim Iliya: “‌Aerial view of a crowded island in Guna Yala