Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020

February 23, 2020

I had to keep a secret for 6 weeks. It was the hardest thing to do for me in 2020.


It is past midnight over here and the awards ceremony has finished in the UK. I can finally share the news….. …. Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020, category winner for Black & White!


Winning this award means a lot to me, not least because the UPY is one of the most prestigious awards for underwater photography. This image is part of a series of photographs I have secretly been working on for a year. It is very personal to me because it represents two of the things that I hold dearest to my life.


I’m also very proud that this image has been chosen to be the cover for UPY 2020 yearbook. A big thank you to the team at UPY and congratulations to all the winners in this amazing edition.



Award acceptance video played during the UPY ceremony.

Image was chosen as the cover for the UPY 2020 Yearbook. 




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