12th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest winners announced

Best in Show - Suliman Alatiqi

The prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced the results of the world’s largest underwater photo contest. Although the AI revolution has quickly changed the global photographic landscape, this year’s winners are a testament to humanity’s creative perseverance over machine. 

“It’s not often you see snow on the Vesuvius volcano here in the Gulf of Naples, where I live in Sorrento. It soon vanishes due to the mild temperatures. I’ve always wanted to take a photo, and I finally managed to get into the water to do it. During my walk along the Marina Grande in Sorrento, my usual place for winter night diving, the wind pushed a large quantity of jellyfish along the coast. I was lucky to find one that had a small passenger on board, a juvenile imperial blackfish (Schedophilus ovalis).”

Winners of the DPG Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2023

The competition invited submissions to seven image 
categories and one video category, with entries 
evaluated by a panel of award-winning photographers: Stephen Frink, Renee Capozzola, Scott “Gutsy” Tuason, Allison Vitsky Sallmon, Matty Smith and Amanda Cotton.

SDUFEX Underwater Film Festival Open for Submissions March 1, 2023

The San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) is proud to announce plans for their 24th Annual Underwater Film Festival on October 6 & 7, 2023.

The in-person event will be held at San Diego’s state of the art Qualcomm Auditorium. Each evening, the upwards of 500 attendees will enjoy a completely different line up of films.

World Shootout Announces Winners of 2022 Underwater Photo Competition

Greetings from Boot Dusseldorf

It was an exciting show with the announcement of amazingly talented photographers, winners of the World ShootOut 2022. Congratulations to all our Winners!

Claudio Ceresi from Italy won the top valuable prize for best picture of the year - a $10,000 worth of 3 weeks diving vacation for 2 people, in Papua New Guinea.

Check out all other categories' winners

11th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest Winners Announced

It is clear from this year’s winning images that our community of underwater photographers has dived into a new and exciting post-pandemic era.

An unprecedented caliber of photos was ushered in by the lifting of travel restrictions – including our best in show image featuring another teachable moment from an octopus.

This photo, captured in Palm Beach, Florida by Kat Zhou, depicts the bittersweet final days between a mother octopus and her young before dying of old age.