Underwater photo contest

The judging for the annual awards is complete!

click here to see shortlisted entries

Peoples' Vote


Cradle of Love
By Plamena Mileva
posted (6 days ago)
27 votes

Ornate Ghost
By Philippe Eggert
posted (6 days ago)
21 votes

Costasiella kuroshimae close up!
getting the focus was kind of a lucky draw ... due the minimal dof with the diopter combo in front of the macro lens.
By Philippe Eggert
posted (6 days ago)
19 votes

~ Fire Works ~
By Geo Cloete
posted (6 days ago)
18 votes

Battle
By Aleksandr Marinicev
posted (4 days ago)
18 votes

~ Blowing Bubbles ~
By Geo Cloete
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Doto with eggs
By Tracey Jennings
posted (5 days ago)
16 votes

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most beautiful klipfish of them all?
By Peet J Van Eeden
posted (6 days ago)
15 votes

Mermaid statue at Sunset House, Grand Cayman

I used a remote strobe with a Triggerfish strobe trigger to backlight the statue, and waited for the fish to be in a good position to click the shutter.
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight!
By Lars Oliver Michaelis
posted (4 days ago)
14 votes
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SPAM

We receive many complaints whenever the peoples' vote gets spammed. It makes the vast majority of honest entrants in our photo contest mad. That makes us mad!

Recently we challenged someone over 300 votes that appeared overnight. They claimed that they emailed everyone in their diving club to vote for them. Pointless, you'll agree, but as it is one man one vote that's 'legal'. However, they had another rash of votes and that time I looked in our server logs and found they had all come from the same IP address...

Now, we all concede that what is one persons taste may not be someone elses. But look at these...

30 votes

300 votes

David Doubilet would not get 300 votes overnight if he entered his best known work! Spammers insult the intelligence of their fellow underwater photographers and makes a mockery of the voting system.

We have changed the system now so that only entries in the past couple of days show in the winners panel. Names will not sit in the top 3 places like they used to.

The voting system is there to give underwater photographers a bit of encouragement, a chance to gauge your efforts against others, a bit of fun - not so that spammers can see their name in the 1,2, and 3 spot!

The peoples vote does not influence the annual judging at all. The panel do not even see the peoples' vote.

The rules are clear...

Any entrant who spams or is suspected of spamming the votes will have all their images removed.

This website stands for equality amongst u/w photographers. Underwater photographers have (quite literally) made this site by joining in the contest, forums etc. Spammers are so against the spirit of what UP is about.

Remember, the only vote that has value is the one someone else awards you. The only person the spam voter is fooling - is themself!