NUPG Splash-In results announced


On Saturday 4th August 2018 the Northern Underwater Photography Group held their annual “Splash-In” underwater photography competition in North Wales. Underwater photographers were invited to take pictures on the day which could be entered into two primary categories. The photos were then displayed at that evening’s meeting and voted on by those present. So competitors not only had to take photos on the day they also had to get their SD cards back to the Belle Vue Hotel in Bangor, quite a challenge and great fun.

Wide Angle Winner by Glynn Philips

Some competitors had chosen to hire a boat for the day whilst others opted for shore dives. Underwater visibility varied from great to non-existent depending on dive sites chosen!

Newcomer Winner by Glynn Philips

It was nice to see that the entries were dominated by newcomers to NUPG competitions with Glynn Phillips winning the Wide Angle category with his photograph of a backlit jellyfish and also the Newcomer category with his close-up shot of a skeleton shrimp. However Yo-Han Cha’s feeding nudibranch won the Close-Up category and was voted the overall winner. Congratulations to all.

Close Up and Overall Winner by Yo-Han Cha

The NUPG would like to thank all those that entered the competition, and our kind sponsors, who have provided the winners’ trophies:

If you are interested in joining us then please feel free to come to one of our monthly meetings which are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. For more details please visit our website at

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit

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