Winners of the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Take a look at some of the amazing winners and finalists in the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest. They include some really stunning captures of fish, jellyfish, and strange ocean creatures. The angles and locations are really impressive, and showcase just how special our oceans are. We live in a beautiful world. Collection via Colossal:

Wide Angle Winner: “Humpback whale spy hopping” © Greg Lecoeur (France)/UPY2018

Macro Highly Commended: “Pretty lady” © TianHong Wang (China)/UPY2018

Portrait Winner: “A sand tiger shark surrounded by tiny bait fish” © Tanya Houppermans (USA)/UPY2018

Macro Runner Up: “Friend or Food?!” © Songda Cai (China)/UPY2018

British Waters Macro Commended: “Nudibranch across the kelp” © Trevor Rees (UK)/UPY2018

Wide Angle Third Place: “Evening Snorkel” © Brook Peterson (USA)/UPY2018

Wide Angle Commended: “Blacktip Rendezvous” © Renee Capozzola (USA)/UPY2018

Behavior Runner Up: “In Hinding” © Scott Gutsy Tuason (Philippines)/UPY2018

Black and White Highly Commended: “Morning Flight” © Filippo Borghi (Italy)/UPY2018