Better of Photographer of the Week 2022

DPG has all the time been bristling with inspiring pictures, from evaluations of the newest gear, from tales of your epic adventures all over the world, and from the outcomes of superior underwater images competitions (like DPG/Wetpixel Mastersdeadline New Yr’s Eve!). However on a weekly foundation, there’s one supply of photographs that’s constantly inspirational: Photographer of the Week.

With the top of the yr in sight, we’ve as soon as once more put collectively a “better of” to have fun one other 12 months of wonderful portfolios. The next 20 photographs sum up not simply the spectacular abilities of 20 particular photographers, but additionally the delicate magnificence and mind-blowing range of life in our oceans.

We’d prefer to take the chance to thank each photographer who shared their work within the column in 2022. Photographer of the Week simply turned 9 years outdated, however we’re assured that we’ll be uncovering wonderful new expertise—in addition to including the few well-known names which have but to seem—within the column subsequent yr.


Viktor Lyagushkin: Petrovich the beluga is over 16 toes lengthy and greater than 20 years outdated. His curled entrance fins affirm the whale’s appreciable age—the older the white whale, the extra twisted its fins


Edwar Herreno: Whitetip reef shark mating, Cocos Island, Costa Rica


Giacomo Rossi: Sea lion catching a fish, Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico


Sayaka Ichinoseki: Creating anglerfish eggs, Shakotan-gun, Hokkaido, Japan


Francis Pérez: Feeding Bryde’s whale, Tenerife, Canary Islands


Keigo Kawamura: Japanese manefish portrait, Izu Peninsula, Japan


Álvaro “Mekan” Herrero: Hawksbill turtle biting the dome port, Similan Islands, Thailand


Robert Stansfield: Rainbow tripodfish, Cozumel, Mexico


Javier Murcia: A seahorse offers beginning to tons of of tiny infants


Léna Remy: Potbelly seahorse, Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Raffaele Livornese: Education sweetlips, Raja Ampat, Indonesia


Karlo Macas: Whale shark surrounded by jacks, Sail Rock, Thailand


Marc Casanovas: Monkfish (Lophius piscacorius), Tossa de Mar, Spain


Patrick Neumann: Cardinalfish with eggs, Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia


Al Hornsby: Nice hammerhead, Bimini, Bahamas


Sage Ono: Tubesnout eggs on kelp, Monterey Bay, California, USA


Veronika Nagy: Hooded nudibranch, God’s Pocket, British Columbia, Canada


Billy Ball: Seaweed blenny, Blue Heron Bridge, Florida, USA


Hannah Le Leu and Mitchell Romanowski: Inexperienced sea turtle in a tropical storm, Heron Island, Australia


Tom Shlesinger: Goliath grouper, Palm Seaside, Florida, USA