Winning images from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 showcase life and death beneath the seas

Whale Bones. Nikon Z7 II + Nikon 8-15mm Fisheye with Nauticam Z7 II housing. (ISO 500 f/4.5 1/60s) (Image credit: Alex Dawson/UPY 2024)

The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 competition provides a window into a magical world, with stunning imagery that provokes thought and contemplation. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 


Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.