See The Winners Of The 2018 Underwater Photographer Of The Year Awards

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The British 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have brought to our attention some spectacular photographs that perfectly capture the beauty of aquatic life. There were more than 5,000 submissions from all around the world and 11 different categories, including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behaviour, Portrait, Black & White, British Waters.

German photographer Tobias Friedrich won top prize for his work entitled CYCLE-WAR which depicts British World War II military vehicles deep inside a shipwreck lost in the Red Sea, near Egypt. It shows Fordson WOT 3 trucks with Norton 16H motorbikes in them, hidden under a blanket of green sea moss and battalions of soldierfish swimming above. It will leave you with your mouth opened.

Scottish photographer Grant Thomas won the title of British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018 for his photo entitled Love Birds. The photo captures two swans with their heads intertwined in perfect symmetry, underwater. As the photographer himself declares: “The swans were searching for food beneath the surface, I just had to wait for that perfect moment of synchronicity”

New talent is always something that needs promoted and encouraged and thus they awarded Malaysian photographer Man BD with the prize Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018. His picture, titled Roar, depicts the incredible dangers that lie in the deep blue, as a pair of sea slugs are about to be eaten by a terrifying moray eel. We dare you to take a look at all the memorable photographs below and enjoy their beauty and incredible nature. More info: underwaterphotographeroftheyear

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“Dancing with the giants” WINNER of category 7: “Compact.” Photo: © Simone Matucci/UPY 2018.

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“CYCLE-WAR” WINNER of category 3: “Wrecks.” Photo: © Tobias Friedrich/UPY 2018

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“Love Birds” WINNER of category 9: “British Waters Wide Angle.” Photo: © Grant Thomas/UPY 2018

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“ROAR” WINNER of category 8: “Up & Coming.” Photo: © ManBd UiDive/UPY 2018

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“Humpback whale spy hopping” WINNER of category 1: “Wide Angle.” Photo: © Greg Lecoeur/UPY 2018.

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“Surrounded” RUNNER UP from category 1: Wide Angle. Photo: © Fan Ping/UPY 2018.

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“Seahorse Density” WINNER of category 2: “Macro.” Photo: © Shane Gross/UPY 2018

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Friend or Food?!” RUNNER UP from category 2: Macro. Photo: © Songda Cai/UPY 2018.

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“the fisherman” WINNER of category 4: “Behaviour.” Photo: © Filippo Borghi/UPY 2018.

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“In Hinding” RUNNER UP from category 4: Behaviour. Photo: © Scott Gutsy Tuason/UPY 2018.

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“A sand tiger shark surrounded by tiny bait fish” WINNER of category 5: “Portrait.” Photo: © Tanya Houppermans/UPY 2018.

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“Crocodile reflections” WINNER of category 6: “Black & White.” Photo: © Borut Furlan/UPY 2018

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“Battle of the Tompots” WINNER of category 10: “British Waters Macro.” Photo: © Henley Spiers/UPY 2018.

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“Scratchy Seal” WINNER of category 11: “British Waters Compact.” Photo: © Vicky Paynter/UPY 2018.

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“How many pike?” HIGHLY COMMENDED category 9: “British Waters Wide Angle.” Photo: © Tony Stephenson/UPY 2018

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