UnderwaterPhotography.com
2018
World Champions

- 2018 UnderwaterPhotography.com Awards -

Another competition has ended with an impressive 4,121 entries out of which 891 became hotshots that we consider the first round of judging to the annual competition. We are so proud to be having a constant flow of new talent coming in. Our goal is and always have been to promote young talent and give them a stage to show off their photos and launch a career as underwater photographers.

Thank you to all the contestants and judges, Winners will be released to the press shortly!

+ 2018 World Champion - Alejandro Topete +

Alejandro has been posting on the site since 2012.
During that time he has posted 1085 beautiful entries for which he has received 29199 votes!
Among his favorite subjects are sea lions, sharks, dolphins and mantas, but his gallery is diverse and includes stunning images of tiny critters such as blennies, sea horses and nudibranchs.
He is truly a diversified photographer who excels in every type of photography he does.
A well deserved World Champion for 2018!

Alejandro Topete

ALEJANDRO TOPETE Instructor NAUI, PADI, TDI Underwater Photography Since I was very young life put me near the Sea, which has led me to be a lover of the sea life, the ocean has given me a lots of experiences that left marked my life. So in 2003, I decided to dedicate myself to Teach, Dive and Photograph the underwater world. I had the opportunity to Photograph the Marine Life in México, Egypt, Costa Rica, Honduras, Belize, Colombia, and Cuba in more than 2,000 dives. Currently I am the Director of Scuba Excite Diving School, I collaborated with some magazines writing different articles typs and sharing pictures some of the magazines are: Wreport , Blue , MBA. The Sea is a world waiting to be discovered by all the humanity, life began in the ocean for many thousands of years before the Earth we have the responsibility to worry and take care about the Sea that gave us life and gives us her beauty.

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  Sharks Surface Gardens Queen Cuba
  Nudibranch Black La Paz Mexico
  Cocodrile snorkel Gardens Queen Cuba
  Caribean Reef Sharks Gardens Queen Cuba
  Silky Shark sky Gardens Queen
  Squid face Gardens Queen Cuba

Final Round Entries

These are the entries that reached the final round of judging

  Reef Shark Blue Gardens Queen Cuba
  Reef Sharks Photographer Gardens Queen Cuba
  Swiming Cenote Playa del Carmen Mexico
  Sun Rays Cave Dos Ojos Playa del Carmen Mxico
   


Grand Master - Mehmet Salih Bilal

Mehmet is a true macro artist! His passion for the little alien-like critters in the ocean stands out in his magical photos, captivating the viewers and pulling them into a different world.
He loves to experiment with various creative techniques, producing unique images which make up his personal style.
Since he joined the site, he has posted 722 stunning entries and received 11402 votes in total.
Mehmet's photos are a huge inspiration and we are honored to have him on the website.

Mehmet Salih Bilal

I am using Nikon D850 and D7200. I am a cardiovascular surgeon in Istanbul.My favorite places are macro destinations in golden triangle.

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  Bodyguard nightclub. Overlay incamera. nightclub in-camera. in-camera camera.
  Emperor shrimp chromodoris. chromodoris
  More friendship. friendship
  Sipadan island. island
  Big eye shrimp. Metapenaeopsis lamellate. shrimp lamellate
  Cyerce nigra. nigra

Final Round Entries

These are the entries that reached the final round of judging

  Ornate ghost pipefish. pipefish
  Emperor shrimp chromodoris. chromodoris
  Jackfish shoal under sun rays Sipadan. Sipadan
  Mantis shrimp eyes. eyes
  Big eye shrimp. Metapenaeopsis lamellate. shrimp lamellate
 



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