Photography is undeniably about the image, but it is also about time – the capturing of a moment. These selected images from the finalists of the In Water Photographer of the Year are all about time, literally. The rules are quite simple: In the time you have with one breath underwater, take a photograph (with a waterproof camera of course). No sneaky tricks like lighting – just you, your breath and the camera.
It’s amazing to see the diversity of image that has been captured here – from underwater rugby teams to sea life to beautiful images of waves breaking.
And the best thing about this all? You get to vote on who you think the winner should be! We’ve included winners here from 2015, so if you want to get involved check out the site!