Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017

1 May 2017 to 30 September 2017

Underwater-Photographer-of-the-Year-2017The UPYLondon Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 exhibition is on again at the Chavonnes Battery Museum. The Underwater Photographer of the Year is a London-based annual competition that seeks to celebrate photographs that are captured beneath the surface of the sea, lakes, rivers and even swimming pools. Finalists were selected from 20 countries including South Africa, Mexico, Finland, Indonesia, Egypt, Sudan, Norway, Canada, France, Italy and the UK. After viewing, guests can then step below sea-level, amidst 18th Century ruins, and learn the story of the “Cape of Storms”.

There is a National Sea and Rescue Institute (NSRI) kiddie’s colour-in table, coffee table books and free Wi-Fi.

Venue: Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Time: Fri to Mon 9am to 7pm | Tue to Thurs 9am to 4pm
Cost: R100 | Wild Card/Red Bus R70 | Seniors/Students R50 | U16s free

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WIN WITH WHAT’S ON IN CAPE TOWN: To stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Underwater Photographer of the Year exhibition, simply leave your full name and a comment below. Draw takes place on 31 August 2017.
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Discussion145 Comments

  1. i would love to take my daughter to see this she has taken up photography as a subject and is loving it and for the first time has found something that her dyslexia and ADD don’t hold her back

  2. Wow! My mom and I have been diving since I was 14 (eish – more than 2 decades ago!) and still dive together at least once every year. My mom has an underwater camera and a great passion for photography. She is visiting me in Cape Town next week – what an ideal treat it would be for us to experience this exhibition together. Fingers crossed!

  3. Would love to Attend this exhibition. Just bought my first underwater camera. and would love to be suitably inspired with the warmer spring weather fast approaching. PICK ME PLEASE!

  4. I would be so very happy if I could win this for my son, he is studying photography, but we cannot afford to go to events like these.

  5. I am currently learning how to scuba dive and I am so excited to try my hand at underwater photography. This exhibition would be great inspiration!

  6. Photography is my hobby, but taking underwater photos is definitely most challenging, especially to capture the perfect moment. I follow Andy Casagrande on social media and Shark week on Discovery , and I’m always pleased with his amazing photos, not only because of his love for photography but also because he creates awareness about endangered shark species.
    Underwater photography is magical, it’s like being on a different planet.
    I would love to see these amazing artworks with my friend! 🙂

  7. Theresa Jansen Van Rensburg

    I would love this. The ocean is such a mysterious and all underwater pictues are amazing!!

  8. Amazing celebration of photography from all corners of the underwater worlds! And a brush up on The Cape of Storms. Would love to attend

  9. MY daughter is 15 years old and has just discovered the wonders of photography and i would love her to see this

  10. What an amazing experience this would be, i feel it is important as a Capetian to be exposed to all the beautiful wonders our mother city has to offer.

  11. YES! Perfect way to spend your birthday; watching one of your biggest passions in life and learn from it!

  12. YES! YES! YES! Perfect way to spend your birthday; watching one of your biggest passions in life and learn from it!

  13. Been doing photography for a year now and this would be another awesome way of seeing what otber award winning photographers are up to.

  14. My daughter loves photography and art and she needs a treat after her examinations. Photography is inspirational for her ….I would love to take her during the holidays xx

  15. I’d love to take my children to this exhibition. It might help my younger son get over his fear of the sea.

  16. I would love to take my boyfriend to this!! He is an aspiring freediver in Cape Town,passionate about ocean conservation he loves exploring the depths of our beautiful shorelines along with his Gopro and I’m sure one day his images will be in this exhibition.

    Can’t wait to see it!

  17. Its my Birthday today so it would be amazing an amazing Present that I can use this weekend. I am an amateur Photographer myself so I do try to visit all the photo exhibitions, but have not been able to afford this one at this time.

  18. Ronelle Cummings

    I’m very passionate about photography and would love to win tickets to the Underwater Photographer of the Year exhibition.

  19. I would love to take my friend to this exhibition for his birthday in early July! He is an aspiring photographer and he would really enjoy this.

  20. Whitley Makhari

    Would love to take my MOM to this event. She’s turning 50 this year and afraid of the ocean. This would be a nice adventure and bonding session fo both of us. Thank you for the chance to enter.

  21. It would be lovely to take a group of children to introduce them to this very interesting concept.

  22. My Nephew & Niece left left Cape Town 27 years ago when their parents died tragically and finally they are coming back for a family reunion. It would be a privilege to show them around a very different South Africa & Cape Town and to re-acquaint them with the beauty of our heritage including this marvelous exhibition.

  23. This would be great to view! I’m currently studying oceanography so this will be perfect for me to experience 😀 I have an absolute love for nature and all the beauty that this earth holds. It always amazes me on what amazing sights are still out there to see.

    • I realised that i didn’t put my full name! This is why I’m adding this reply, haha. Really hope i win!

  24. My husband is a keen amateur photographer and lover of all things marine. It would be wonderful if I could surprise him with tickets to this exhibition.

  25. Oh how I would love to surprise my husband with tickets! He’s an avid amateur photographer and I know he’d love to attend this! Thank you!

  26. My daughter is an avid artist and loves photography, it would really be awesome for her to experience something like this as she has never been to a gallery before. Here’s holding thumbs that we get chosen

  27. I love photography yet underwater is an environment Im yet to explore.i’d love to see these pics!!😍

  28. Would love to view the exhibition – it sounds great – am an avid outdoor fanatic and love anything to do with the sea.

  29. I am in awe of the sea and everything pertaining to it – would love to have the privilege of viewing this exhibition.

  30. Tanya Clausen :-)

    I have been away from Cape Town for a couple of years and missed the creative abundance in the Cape.. This exhibition souds fascinating. What a treat to explore underneath the ocean.. from dry ground. YES PLEASE.

  31. Yolandi Meiring

    I WOULD love to take my daughter ! She is addicted to taking photos of nature and this might inspire her even more to focus on her dream !!!!

  32. I woukd love to win two tickets to this great experience. Always been afraid to do underwater activities. I think it’s time to get over my fear. This will be a great start. Thank you.

  33. Never been for something like this so would be great to experience photos through the photographers eyes.

  34. This is absolutely beautiful, I would absolutely love to win this, my fiance and I have an eye for underwater photography it is absolutely stunning , and would be breath taking to go and see the Underwater Photographer of the Year exhibition, and will be the first time we will be attending something so magnificent,

    Holding thumbs to win this for my handsome fiance,

  35. Meagan Abrahams

    Would love to take my daughter to experience this. underwater in British Waters – absolutely amazing. Dancing with the Octopus seems like an absolute dream 🙂

  36. Louwdene Fourie

    I like the deep sea and would like to experience it with the photographer of the year 2017 exhibition

  37. Nice clear underwater photos … so nice to see and to see the winner of the underwater photographer of the year.

  38. I’d love to take my dad to this exhibition. He marvel at my images from my visit to the Atlanta aquarium and even asked that I copy them onto his Pc to browse again. My love for the sea comes from him. No more living vicariously through me if we can get some tickets for both of us!

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