“Frozen Mobil Home” by Greg Lecoeur (France). Winner Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020.
Renowned photographer Greg Lecoeur beat out a skilled crowd to win the 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest. His spectacular photo of crab-eater seals frolicking among icebergs in Antarctica triumphed over 5,500 other images from photographers in 70 countries. It’s an important win as the UK-based competition has been a leader in promoting global underwater photography since 1965, making it one of the premier prizes in the field.
The expert panel of judges was enamored with Lecoeur’s photo, making it the clear winner. “The balletic rhythm of these crabeater seals and the ethereal landscape of the pitted iceberg creates a composition that draws you into a corner of the world that few people have witnessed,” shared judge Alex Mustard, a marine biologist and acclaimed underwater photographer. “The multiple subjects take my eyes on a journey through the frame and into the icy ocean of Antarctica.”