underwater sunset

Most promising underwater photographer of the year – winner. 

Orca Pod by Nicholai Georgiou (UK). 

Location: Tromsø, Norway

Georgiou got this shot during a winter sunset, with the water down to just 5C. As an envious judge pointed out, “Most underwater photographers would be happy to get a shot of a single killer whale, but Nicholai had the composure not to panic and time the shot perfectly as a pod of killer whales passed by heading into the setting sun. I’m jealous.”

Photograph: Nicholai Georgiou/UPY2017

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Sunset and a passing wave to close the week. Check out the light reflecting on the water.