Winners of Scuba Diving Underwater Photo Contest 2022
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In its 18th edition, the Scuba Diving Through Your Lens Underwater Photo Contest 2022 has brought the world’s finest underwater imagery. This time around, almost 2,600 entries were submitted across four simple categories: Behavior, Wide-Angle, Compact Camera, and Macro. This year’s photography contest, presented by Scuba Diving magazine, was won by amateur underwater photographer Boz Johnson for an amazing image of a flying fish underwater in the Philippines.
The winning images include an ice-diver investigating a sunken whale carcass, a perch eating another perch, and a crab hitch-hiking on a jellyfish. Fall in love with the ocean all over again with the winners of Scuba Diving Through Your Lens Underwater Photo Contest 2022.
The Grand Prize winner is this amazing shot of a flying fish from the boat on the flat-calm water surface.
Image: Boz Johnson
Shot in Eastern Greenland during an ice diving expedition, this image features a fully intact whale carcass.
Image: Alex Dawson
Check out this Zebra shrimp, who, by the way, is a master of camouflage!
Image: Angelyca Nery
Have you ever seen a mother octopus nurturing her eggs in a tube? Well, feast your eyes on this mesmerizing shot taken at Blue Heron Bridge.
Image: Brenda Hill
This curious conch snail with its fascinating appearance is a wonderful shot of the underwater species.
Image: Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge
Taken in a freshwater lake in Antwerp, this picture features a perch eating another perch. Cannibal!
Image: Luc Rooman
A tiny, shy shrimp hitchhiking on a huge Spanish dancer nudibranch.
Image: Miguel Ramirez
Taken in the Mediterranean Sea, a few crabs are floating alongside a beautiful barrel jellyfish in this picture.
Image: Salvatore Ianniello
Like a fish to the lights! A whale shark is attracted to the lights of the boat in this picture taken in Thaa Atoll, Maldives.
Image: Tobias Fredreich
This brilliant underwater shot of mangroves and breathtaking curtains of lights was taken in Mexico.
Image: Valentina Cucchiara
Egypt’s Marsa Alam is a famous diving spot, rife with a colorful diversity of species. The photographer was lucky enough to get a beautiful shot of this shiny tiny octopus flying peacefully in the night.
Image: Volodymyr Ivanenko
A gorgeous butterfly sea slug was pictured on the seabed in Alotau, Papua New Guinea.
Image: Yury Ivanov
A moray eel invites a bluestreak wrasse for a cleaning session of its wide-open mouth.
Image: Yves Guenot