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A Freediving Focused Photography Competition - In Water Photographer of the Year 2015 Category Winners

In Water Photographer of the Year Category winner Freediving by Alex Voyer

What we've all been waiting for, well, some of us anyway, the results and category winners for the 2015 In Water Photographer of the Year competition.

After launching last year, a new underwater photography competition called In Water Photographer of the Year, which is based around taking photos with as minimal amount of gear as possible and photography whilst freediving, snorkeling, spearfishing, surfing, swimming, you name it, if it's you're in water, bobbing about, or 20m deep on a single breath, with a camera in hand, this competition is for you. 

They set this annual competition up due to an increased popularity in taking photos whilst on the surface or doing breath hold during your favourite hobbie or past time. There are other water based underwater photograph competitions out there but none that resonated with this approach to the water and simplicity of the photography.

As we all know, freediving and water sports in general are on the rise, with new technologies, new approaches to entering the water and a bigger understanding of what fun can be had. It was about time a contest like this started and we're in awe of it's first years photo entries.

The photos from this competition are absolutely stunning and they now require your vote to find the overall winner for 2015. So get on over and rate your favourite in water photos.