The most amazing pictures of 2022
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
The UPY is the most prestigious underwater photography competition, awarding prizes in several categories. These are the winners...
Overall Winner: “Boto encantado” A perfect composition of a pink dolphin, an endangered species, in the waters of the Amazon River.
Marine Conservation: “Hopeless” A humpback whale dies in Mexican waters because of ropes and buoys that render its tail useless.
©Álvaro Herrero ‘Mekan’
Wide angle: “Fade” Rays parading along the seabed in the Cayman Islands at sunrise.
©J. Gregory Sherman
Macro: “Unsung” The bighead toad is a deep-water fish that has one of the most unique reproductive processes in the world.
Wrecks: “Engine with a saddle” An F8F-1, a World War II aircraft. Neil Armstrong said it was his favorite.
Behaviour: “Make love not war” Two coconut octopuses, a species that can "walk", making love.
Portrait: “The trunk” The elephant's trunk is one of the most fascinating elements of the natural world and this is one of the best photos.
Black & White: “El Blanco” A baby Southern Right Whale in the Valdes Peninsula of Argentina posing with the mother's permission.
Compact: “Klunzinger’s wrasse in motion” A day of diving in the Red Sea can lead to photos like this one.
British UPY: “The Swarm” A whale shark feasting on small fish in Ningaloo, Australia.
Portrait 2nd: “Curiosity among icebergs” Also noteworthy is the 2nd place of a Spanish photographer in this category.
©Rafael Fernández Caballero