DPG is a comprehensive underwater photography website and community for underwater photographers. Learn underwater photography techniques for popular digital cameras and specialized professional underwater equipment (wide angle, macro, super macro, lighting and work flow). Read latest news, explore travel destinations for underwater photography. Galleries of professional and amateur underwater photography including wrecks, coral reefs, undersea creatures, fashion and surfing photography.
Dive Photo Guide


Mangrove Photography Awards Announce 2023 Winners
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, October 24, 2023 @ 02:00 AM (EST)
Source: BBC

The organizers of the Mangrove Photography Awards have unveiled this year’s winning images, and the top spot went to Indian photographer Soham Bhattacharyya for his arresting image of a young Royal Bengal tigress staring out from the mangroves in the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve, which is located in the vast Ganges delta. The competition, now in its ninth year, “celebrates the beauty, diversity and fragility of our mangrove forests around the world.”

There were also a number of excellent underwater images placing in the various categories, which included Mangroves and Landscape, Mangroves and Wildlife, Mangroves and Threats, Mangroves and People, Mangroves and Conservation Stories, and of course, Mangroves and Underwater. The winner of the Mangroves and Underwater category was DPG Photographer of the Week Anita Kainrath, who captured a perfectly composed shot of a juvenile lemon shark swimming in shallow mangrove forests in the Bahamas. Another Photographer of the Week, Brooke Pyke clinched the runner-up spot with another split shot—a lush and thriving mangrove forest growing atop a vibrant coral reef in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

See more winners, runners-up and highly commended images below. Don’t forget the DPG Masters Underwater Imaging Contest is accepting submissions until December 1st—and there is a ton of awesome trip and gear prizes to be won.

Mangroves and Underwater: Winner

Mangroves and Underwater: Runner-up

Mangroves and Underwater: Highly Commended

Mangroves and Landscape: Highly Commended

Mangroves and Threats: Highly Commended



SeaLife SportDiver Ultra Smartphone Housing
Backscatter Hybrid Flash HF-1
Isotta Housing for OM System OM-1 I & II
Nauticam Fisheye Conversion Port (FCP)
Be the first to add a comment to this article.
You must be logged in to comment.
* indicates required
Travel with us

Featured Photographer