Photo & Video


Tones & Tonality: Contributors' Picks

Photo by Scott Bennett: Bigeye jacks, Sipadan, Malaysia—cool tones. Gear: Nikon D200 camera, Sigma 10-20mm lens at 10mm, Hugyfot housing, two Ikelite D125 strobes. Exposure: ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/80s.

We asked our contributors to share their favorite underwater photos that showcase tones and tonality, and they returned with a range of wide-angle and macro shots featuring a variety of marine life, reefs and topography.

Buddy Dive Resort Presents: "Buddy Dive Thru the Lens"

This year, Buddy Dive Thru the Lens will be hosted again at Buddy Dive Resort, this time from August 24th - 31st. Buddy Dive Thru the Lens is an underwater photography week with many options for (new) underwater photographers to develop their skills! 

Dive enthusiasts and photography aficionados are invited to immerse themselves in the mesmerizing beauty of Bonaire's underwater world at the much anticipated "Buddy Dive Thru the Lens" photography event, hosted by Buddy Dive Resort. 

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 Winners

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024: Whale Bones, by Alex Dawson, Sweden

A poignant image capturing a freediver surveying the aftermath of whaling has earned Alex Dawson from Sweden the prestigious title of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024. Dawson’s captivating photograph, entitled Whale Bones, emerged victorious from a pool of 6,500 submissions by underwater photographers hailing from diverse corners of the globe.

Positioning Subjects in UW Macro Photography

This photo of a nudibranch walking on the head of a scorpionfish—a strange and almost comical situation—was taken as a whole, but it remains a shot that lacks personality. Photo by Cristian Umili.

Macro underwater photography comes with some challenges, particularly when positioning a subject in the frame. Cristian Umili offers some advice and tips to improve your macro images.

The San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) is now accepting entries for its 2024 film festival

We are inviting underwater filmmakers worldwide to submit their films. Submissions are currently open until June 20, 2024. SDUFEX is a unique opportunity to share your visions of the underwater world with a global audience. 

Your films will make our event a success!

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. 

Seascapes: Contributors’ Picks

Photo by Matthew Meier: Scalefin and purple anthias over leather soft coral and a sea fan covered in pink and purple soft corals, Bligh Waters, Fiji. Gear: Nikon D810 camera, Nikon 16-35mm lens, Subal housing, Sea&Sea D3 strobes. Exposure: ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/125s

We asked our contributors to share their favorite photos that show underwater seascapes, and they came back with a range of wide-angle shots, featuring a variety of marine life large and small.

A new underwater photography community – Waterpixels!

Many Undercurrent readers will be familiar with the issues surrounding Wetpixel, its travel programme and its owner, Adam Hanlon. 

Concerns about the knock-on impact of its popular community forum were never addressed. New members were not being approved, guest access was closed off and its front page was not updated for some months.

As a result, a small group of long-term members have got together and developed a new underwater photography forum called Waterpixels