These award-winning photos will transport you to an unfamiliar, otherworldly water landscape. This wide-angle shot of an octopus’ tentacles from Gaetano Dario Gargiulo won best in show.
Gargiulo shot this image in some tide pools in New South Wales, Australia.
“In one of the shallowest parts of the [tide] pool I noticed an octopus. I placed my camera near its den and the octopus started interacting with it,” Gargiulo told Underwater Photography Guide.
Gargiulo’s image also won first place in the wide-angle category.
Off the Pico Island in Portugal, Gilles Auroux captured this image of a blue shark, a species the photographer said is one of “the most elegant species of sharks.”
“Bullet” by Auroux placed second in the wide-angle category.
Auroux said they tried to capture the shark’s elegance and speed by intentionally shooting a close-up of the animal.
“In the photo, it looks like a bullet