18:41 GMT +310 December 2018
Listen Live
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
    CYCLE-WAR by Tobias Friedrich, first place.

    In a competition where contestants from around the world submitted 5,000 pictures, German photographer Tobias Friedrich won the title of Underwater Photographer of the Year.

    'Cycle War' was taken in Egypt and shows Norton 16H motorbikes loaded in a British SS Thistlegorm, with soldierfish schooling above.

    "I've had this image in mind for a few years, but it is impossible to capture in one photo, because there is not space inside the wreck to photograph this scene in a single frame," explains Tobias Friedrich. "My solution was take a series of pictures and stitch them together as a panorama."

    The chair of the judges, Peter Rowlands, added: "This is a quite extraordinary shot which must be viewed as large as possible. The artistic skill is in visualising such an image, and the photographic talent is in achieving it."

    Tags:
    photos, Tobias Friedrich, Egypt
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik

    More photos

    • The Miss World 2018 Winner is Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon
      Last update: 19:00 09.12.2018
      19:00 09.12.2018

      Miss World 2018: Mexico's Beauty Wins the Crown

      Vanessa Ponce de Leon, a 26-year old model from Mexico, was crowned as the 68th Miss World during the annual pageant’s culmination at the event in Sanya City Arena in China, with Miss Thailand Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan becoming first runner-up.

      18
    • Fishermen are Trying to Catch Salmon Near the Okhotsk Sea Embankment in Kunashir Island
      Last update: 21:56 08.12.2018
      21:56 08.12.2018

      In the Vicinity of Japan: the Life of Russians on the Kuril Islands

      The Kuril islands dispute has been souring relations between Russia and Japan for decades and remains the main stumbling block to signing a permanent peace treaty post-World War II.

      12
    • This Week in Pictures: 1 - 7 December
      Last update: 15:05 07.12.2018
      15:05 07.12.2018

      This Week in Pictures: 1 - 7 December

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery shows you an unusual sight of what's been going on in different corners of the world during the past seven days.

      22
    • Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: Gloomy Beauty of North Korea's Cities
      Last update: 13:15 06.12.2018
      13:15 06.12.2018

      Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: Gloomy Beauty of North Korea's Cities

      North Korean cities are among the ancient in north-east Asia, with rich histories and an abundance of old traditions.

      12