Usually the January NUPG meeting involves a guest judge coming to Manchester to talk through the very best images members had taken in the previous 12 months. However, this year, due to COVID19 restriction many of the members had not had the chance to dive. The NUPG committee decided to change the rules a little. So this year members judged a series of Best of the Century images online and were also invited to take part in a lockdown underwater bath tub category.
There were five categories for members to enter. Here are the winners of each…
British and Irish Close Up
Octopus in St Abbs Marine Reserve by Mike Clark
British and Irish Wide Angle
A Basking Shark off the coast of Cornwall by Nick Robertson-Brown
Overseas Close Up
A squid at night in the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia by Ken Byrne
Overseas Wide Angle
Hammerhead Sharks in the Red Sea by Justin Beevor
Under Bath Water
Lockdown fun in the tub by Caroline Robertson-Brown
The next NUPG meeting will be held on Monday 8th February and the guest speaker is John Bantin.
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Header image: Lionfish hunting in the Red Sea by John Spencer