A monthly hotshot is an entry that was shortlisted by 2 or more judges. The monthly winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd and Runner Ups) are chosen from this short list by our editor (no medals, just your name in the lights for a month!). They are chosen according to the number of judges votes with some reference to the peoples votes and the editor’s choice. It is no coincidence that many of the Hotshots end up in the annual awards!
To get a chance to feature your photo in next month’s winners, enter your best underwater photo here.
The monthly winners for July have been announced. Thank you all for entering and Congratulations to the winners and runners up!
Check out July’s well deserved winners:
A Couple or Brother
In Category: Macro – swimming | Taken in: Philippines
I am Chun Zhou from Shanghai, China.
Portrait of a butterfly nudibranch
In Category: Macro – Nudibranchia | Taken in: Philippines
I am from Hong Kong. I started shooting underwater since 2015.
Beadlet anemone (Actinia equina) and moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), Zeeland, The Netherlands. Double exposure in camera.
In Category: Temperate Waters | Taken in: Netherlands
I started diving in 1992 and photography became a part of my life around 1997. I made my first underwaterphotos in Sharm El Sheikh with a rented Nikonos. In 2000 I began competing in underwater photography contests. After 25 years in the water I’m still addicted to the underwaterworld. I photograph with a Nikon D7100 in a Hugyfot housing. I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I do 😉
Blenny in a an empty blanus shell.
In Category: Macro – Close-Up | Taken in: Peru
Originally from Portugal, I currently libe i8n Lima, Peru.I have been diving for over 25 years and after filming UW video for 10, I have now taken up UW photography in the past 2 years. Due to the limited viz in the waters off Lima, I currently shoot macro with a Sony RX100-IV in a Fantasea housing.
I am originally a web developer and programmer and specialize in Internet marketing.
In the past 20 years, I dived in many places: Red Sea, Mediterranean, Thailand, The Maldives, Florida, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and others.. I was lucky enough to dive with all the latest equipment, that includes high end compacts, Mirrorless, DSLR's, almost every strobe in the market and many different lenses and accessories.
I helped and advised thousands of underwater photographers from beginners to the most professional.