Underwater images is not any simple feat, particularly at nighttime.
However the photographers featured within the annual Underwater Photographer of the 12 months competitors handle to light up the darkish depths, uncovering only a skerrick of the creatures that dwell beneath the floor — one marine scientists admit we have “barely scratched.”
The UK-based competitors has celebrated underwater images since 1965, attracting photographers from everywhere in the globe. There are 13 classes within the competitors together with macro, huge angle, portrait, behaviour, marine conservation, and wreck images, and there are 4 which can be particularly devoted to British waters.
American photographer Renee Capozzola took the Underwater Photographer of the 12 months title for her beautiful picture “Shark’s Skylight,” which was shot in August 2020 on the island of Moorea, French Polynesia.
“In French Polynesia there’s strong legal protection for sharks, permitting them to thrive and steadiness the marine ecosystem,” Capozzola’s assertion reads. “I spent a number of evenings within the shallows at sundown, hoping to seize one thing distinctive…Since many shark species are threatened with extinction, it’s my hope that pictures of those lovely animals will assist promote their conservation.”