The Underwater Photographer of the Year award, Sharks swimming at nightfall help American win
The sorcery of the undersea realm wakes up in these honor winning photos.
American Renee Capozzola turned into the main lady at any point to win the title of Underwater Photographer of the Year grant recently for her picture of reef sharks swimming while ocean winged creatures take off overhead in a peaceful corner of the Pacific Ocean off the island of Moorea.
“French Polynesia strongly protects its sharks, it is my favorite place to photograph them,” Capozzola said in a explanation.
“I dedicated several evenings to photographing in the shallows at sunset, and I was finally rewarded with this scene: glass-calm water, a rich sunset, sharks and even birds.”
Alexander Mustard, seat of the challenge decided for the London-based honor, adulated her work.
“This is a photograph of hope, a glimpse of how the ocean can be when we give it a chance, thriving with spectacular life both below and above the surface,” he said.
“The photographer not only persevered until this serendipitous scene unfolded, but more importantly Renee had the talent to capture this precise moment. The gorgeous lighting is sympathetic, but the picture is made by the elegance of the composition as sharks, sunset and seabirds fleetingly converge.”
The challenge is particularly significant this year, he said, considering the pressing factors and distress of the Covid pandemic.
“Judging this year’s competition was a pleasure, a much-needed escape into the underwater world,” Mustard said. “I hope everyone enjoys immersing themselves in these fabulous images.”
The opposition added another class, My Backyard, “introduced to show that underwater photography can still thrive when many photographers are forced to stay close to home.”
Other winning pictures show ocean animals and wrecks from everywhere the world. A wide-point photograph taken in Palau shows a lake loaded up with a great many jellyfish.
In another picture, a male crab ensures his mate inside a wreck off the shoreline of England.
Furthermore, a photo of one solitary little fish tangled inside a disposed of yellow plastic net helps watchers to remember the significance of really focusing on the seas. Flip through 28 top pictures from the challenge in our exhibition.