Gold Medal - UnderwaterPhotography.com Annual Photo Contest

28th March 2016
A further success for my image 'Hello Cheeky' which was awarded the Gold Medal in the Temperate Waters category of the 2015/16 UnderwaterPhotography.com underwater photography contest.
The image features a boisterous atlantic grey seal, photographed at Lundy Island, UK during Summer 2015. An image I captured of the Gosei Maru wreck at Truk Lagoon - Micronesia was also awarded 'Runner Up'in the Wide Angle-Wrecks category.
The competition attracted over 6,000 entries and the winning images can be viewed from the link below.
http://www.underwaterphotography.com/photo-contest/Winners.aspx


'Hello Cheeky' featured strongly in the media coverage, which can be viewed from the links below:

Huffington Post:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/underwater-photography-contest_us_56fd6d42e4b0a06d58052cb5

Daily Mail:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3512615/Incredible-picture-moment-shark-breaks-water-helps-British-snapper-win-global-underwater-photographic-competition.html

Daily Mirror:http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/cheeky-seal-snap-one-best-7649444

BBC Newsround:http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/35935009

Independent:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/friendliest-seal-britain-underwater-photographer-nick-blake-photo-picture-a6959741.html

Daily Telegraph:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/galleries/underwater-photography-competition-winners/

Viral 24:http://viral24.club/this-could-possibly-be-the-friendliest-seal-posing-for-selfies-ever/