Stunning Scenes Dazzle in Underwater Images (Photos)

Scottish fireworks anemone

upy underwater photography of the year

(Image credit: Copyright Simon Yates/UPY 2017)

Photographed near Loch Duich, Scotland, fireworks anemones (Pachycerianthus multiplicatus) are found in deep and dark water, typically at depths of 82 feet (25 meters) or more.

John Dory in the weeds

upy underwater photography of the year

(Image credit: Copyright Paula Bailey/UPY 2017)

This John Dory fish played hard-to-get with photographer Paula Bailey, hiding in underwater plants in waters near Porthkerris, U.K., before Bailey was able to snap this photo.

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