Winner chosen by our experts:
This year, Scubaverse.com’s underwater photography editor Nick Robertson-Brown is joined by UK-based tour operator Scuba Travel’s resident underwater photo pro Mario Vitalini to choose a winner of our Photo of the Year award. Nick and Mario had a tough job on their hands to pick an overall champion for 2018; the winners of the monthly contest provided 12 fantastic images to select from, including marine life big and small, wrecks, images using advanced photo techniques, and examples of animal behaviour. But after much deliberation, and in reverse order….
April’s winner: On the Throne by Natalie Bondarenko
This is a super shot, there is so much going on! The glass fish surrounding the coral with the grouper on “his throne” makes for a dynamic scene. Well Done.
October’s winner: Tunicate Shrimp by Jack Pokoj
This picture jumped out straight away. The focus is pin sharp and the composition is great. I do like the way the black inside of the sponge frames the shrimp. The lighting is near perfect and when you see the shot you just think “wow”!
November’s winner: Behind a Humpback Whale by François Baelen
Congratulations from all of the Scubaverse team to our winner and runners-up. Thank you to everyone that entered in 2018. We hope to see plenty more of your images in 2019!
François will receive a wonderful prize of Mares diving equipment, as well as a voucher from Scuba Travel (full details of the prize can be found here).
For your chance to win the 2019 title, you simple need to enter your images each month here: