Winner - 'British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017'

05th March 2017


Absolutely delighted and very proud to be awarded the prestigious title of 'British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017' in the Underwater Photographer of the Year Competition.

The 2017 competition, which was judged by Alex Mustard, Martin Edge and Peter Rowlands, received over 4,500 entries in total, from 67 countries.

My image is of Kukulkan Cenote on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsular. It forms part of the Chac Mool system and is noted for the spectacular light effects as the sun penetrates the darkness.
Shooting natural light only, my favourite style of underwater photography,the rock outline of the cavern around me made for a pleasing symmetry and Andreas Costanza, my dive buddy and guide edged into the stronger beams of light to complete the composition.

Click on the link to go to the Underwater Photographer of the Year web site and details of all the winning images:http://underwaterphotographeroftheyear.com/

Download the free 2017 Yearbook from UPY here:https://goo.gl/DpJJvp

A selection of the extensive media coverage below:
National Geographic:https://goo.gl/Axc5rs
The Guardian:https://goo.gl/bCQ5yX
Mail Online:https://goo.gl/h5c3i0
Lonely Planet:https://goo.gl/rq4cej
The Telegraph:https://goo.gl/ZqJCHu
BBC Newsround:https://goo.gl/TYhLpO
Petapixel:https://goo.gl/XjXeZz
DPReview:https://goo.gl/ouwdf5
DigitalRev:https://goo.gl/V8svlJ