The incredible winners of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022 awards

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What lies beneath has ne'er looked truthful captivating.

The winners of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022 contest person been revealed - and each 1 of them mesmerises.

This year, the contention - which 'celebrates photography beneath the aboveground of the world's oceans, lakes, rivers and adjacent swimming pools' - received implicit 4,200 entries from astir the globe. However, it was a transfixing photograph of 5 whale sharks, feeding unneurotic astatine nighttime successful the waters of the Maldives, that led the judges to grant Spanish lensman Rafael Fernandez Caballero the accolade of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022.

Meanwhile, Matty Smith, an Englishman present surviving successful Australia, was named British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022, for his spectacular representation of a large achromatic shark gliding done the h2o adjacent South Australia's Neptune Islands.

Other pictures that impressed the judges included a heartwarming changeable of a yawning seal pup disconnected the seashore of the UK's Lundy Island, an atmospheric representation of a sunken U.S Navy vessel by the Cayman Islands, and a striking photograph of a striped marlin successful the mediate of a hunt successful the waters of Mexico's Magdalena Bay.

Competition justice Alex Mustard said: 'Restriction connected question implicit the past twelvemonth whitethorn person stopped galore photographers visiting their favourite waters, but it hasn’t stifled their creativity.'

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Above is the almighty representation taken adjacent South Australia's Neptune Islands that earned Matty Smith the rubric of British Underwate...

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