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Incredible pic of Whale Bones wins Swedish man the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 award

ByVrinda Jain
Feb 21, 2024 11:15 AM IST

Swedish photographer Alex Dawson took to Instagram to share about his big win and said he was ‘honored to have been given the award’.

Swedish photographer Alex Dawson has been named as Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 for his image ‘Whale Bones’. The photo shows a diver beneath the Greenland ice sheet exploring the skeleton of a minke whale.

Picture of Whale Bones that Alex Dawson. (Instagram/@Alex Dawson)
Picture of Whale Bones that Alex Dawson. (Instagram/@Alex Dawson)

Alex Mustard, who chaired the judging panel of the awards told the BBC, "Whale Bones was photographed in the toughest conditions, as a breath-hold diver descends below the Greenland ice sheet to bear witness to the carcasses. The diver's suit and torch give it a 'visiting alien' feel. The composition flows effortlessly and takes your eye on the right journey to tell the story." (Also Read: Indian photographers win awards at prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition)

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Dawson took to Instagram to share about his big win. In his post, he wrote, "I am honored to have been given the award of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 in London this weekend with my winning image ‘Whale Bones’. This image was submitted in the Wide Angle category, with freediving mode."

Take a look at this post here:

This post was shared on February 19. Since being shared, it has gained more than 2,900 likes and numerous comments. Many flocked to the comments section of his post to express their amazement with this capture and to congratulate Dawson for the big win.

Here's how people reacted:

An individual wrote, "Amazing, congratulations! Well deserved!"

A second added, "Fabulous image. Well deserved."

"Fabulous. Congratulations Alex! You really deserve to receive this recognition," commented a third.

"A haunting yet eerily beautiful image with an interesting backstory! Outstanding work and a very deserving winner, huge congratulations!" commented a fourth.

“Congratulations! Keep those great photos coming, great page and you're a brave man. Diving caves, old abandoned mines and especially those wreck sites, amazing to see,” added a fifth.

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