World Shootout 2020 – Pictures of your life


World Shootout / Renne Capozzola: Sharks of the World

This year, due to the many challenges and restrictions introduced by the Coronavirus worldwide, World Shootout decided to hold their competition in a liberating concept – Pictures of Your Life. Photographers were invited to submit their underwater images captured anywhere and anytime in the world to 13 different categories.

682 photographers from 64 countries around the world have submitted thousands of images and videos to the competition this year. Here are the winners:

Best Picture of 2020

World Shootout / Jeff Milisen: Best of 2020

Best 5 Images

World Shootout / Eduardo Acevedo: Best 5


World Shootout / Rustu Kirman: Amatuer

Wide Angle

World Shootout / Celia Kujala: Wide Angle


World Shootout / Miguel Ramirez: Macro

UW Fashion

World Shootout / Shang Rui: UW Fashion


World Shootout / Magnus Lundgren: Blackwater


World Shootout / Leandro Blanco, Spain with the clip: For a Good Times


The Austrian team took the honours: Marco Steiner, Anita Kainrath & Martin Aigner

World Shootout / Anita Kainrath: Championship


World Shootout / David Gallardo: Humoristic

Environmental & Conservation

World Shootout / Pasquale Vassallo: Environmental & Conservation

Wrecks of the World

World Shootout / Nicholas Barraque: Wrecks of the World

Sharks of the World

World Shootout / Renee Capozzola: Sharks of the World

To see all those placed in the World Shootout Pictures of your Life competition visit their website by clicking here.

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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