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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2023

The UPY2023 results have been announced

The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2023 has been named as

Kat Zhou from the United States, for her stunning image: "Boto Encantado".

The full set of UPY2023 results is now available to view in the Winners' gallery, and the complete collection is available to download and keep in the free Yearbook.

The UPY team would like to thank all the talented photographers who supported this year's competition with their pictures as well as our sponsors and partners. We hope that this year’s stunning collection of winning images provides a welcome escape to everyone who enjoys them and a chance to reconnect with the underwater world.


© Kat Zhou

See the 2023 winners gallery

Click to see a gallery of all 130 stunning underwater images - the UPY 2023 winners

Video collection

Check out past videos on our youtube channel

Meet the judges

Meet our top team of international judges

UPY on the road

Want to attract visitors to your venue? See how you can host the UPY 2023 Exhibition

© Kirsty Andrews

Stories from our winners

See what it means to be a winner with some stories of past entrants enjoying their prizes

© Tobias Friedrich

Competition Rules

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