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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021

The UPY 2021 results have been announced

The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 has been named as

RENEE CAPOZZOLA from the USA, for her graceful image: "Shark's Skylight".

The full set of UPY2021 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, especially in these challenging times. 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.


© Renee Capozzola

See all the 2021 results in the winners gallery

Click to see a gallery of over 100 stunning underwater images - the UPY 2021 winners

Alex & Peter discuss UPY2021

See judges Alex Mustard and Peter Rowlands discuss the UPY2021 awards; what's changed, why, and what we're doing to support the community

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 2021 Exhibition

© Siren Fleet

Stories from our winners

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

© Rodney Bursiel (USA)

Competition Rules

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