Vibrant coral gardens, wide-eyed sea horses and feasting jellyfishes were captured by marine photographers in snapshots submitted to the Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition 2021.

Picture shows “Like Flowers Like Jade”, Biodiversity Award, taken by Peggie Hon off Ninepin Group. Photo: Peggie Hon/HK Gov.

A celebration of the city’s marine biodiversity, the competition was organised jointly by the Hong Kong government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and the Hong Kong Underwater Association concluded in late November.

Picture shows “Voyage through Sargassum Bed”, special prize for junior underwater photographer of the Standard & Wide Angle Category in the Open Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by Aldous Chan off Little Palm Beach. Photo: Aldous Chan/HK Gov.
Picture shows “The Hidden Pink”, second runner-up of the Macro & Close-up Category in the Open Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by Henry Li off Trio Island. This entry is also awarded the special prize for junior underwater photographer. Photo: Henry Li/HK Gov.
Picture shows “home”, special prize for junior underwater photographer of the Macro & Close-up Category in the Open Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by Yip Hiu-cheung off Trio Island. Photo: Yip Hiu-cheung/HK Gov.
Picture shows “Soft Coral and Cowrie”, special prize for student underwater photographer in the Student Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by Ng Ka-lun off Trio Island. Photo: Ng Ka-lun /HK Gov.
Picture shows “I Believe I Can Fly”, first runner-up of the Macro & Close-up Category in the Open Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by David Poon off East Dam. Photo: David Poon/HK Gov.
Picture shows “Underwater Flower Show”, champion of the Standard & Wide Angle Category in the Open Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by Henry Li off Ninepin Group. This entry is also awarded the special prize for junior underwater photographer. Photo: Henry Li/HK Gov.
Picture shows “Monster of the sea”, special prize for student underwater photographer in the Student Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by Tsang Hin-hung off Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. Photo: Tsang Hin-hung/HK Gov.
Picture shows “Private Garden”, Biodiversity Award, taken by Anna Yuen off Sung Kong. Photo: Anna Yuen/HK Gov.
Picture shows “In the Same Boat”, second runner-up of the Standard & Wide Angle Category in the Open Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by Daniel Ho off Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. Photo: Daniel Ho/HK Gov.
Picture shows “Sharing Sunlight”, Hoi Ha Special Award, taken by Daniel Ho off Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. Photo: Daniel Ho/HK Gov.
Picture shows “Sailing on the Seven Seas”, first runner-up of the Standard & Wide Angle Category in the Open Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by Yu Wing-chung off Trio Island. Photo: Yu Wing-chung/HK Gov.
Picture shows “Pretending to be TRASH”, special prize for student underwater photographer in the Student Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by Chu Ving-kwan off Silverstrand. Photo: Chu Ving-kwan/HK Gov.
Picture shows “Single-eyed Hairy Shrimp”, champion of the Macro & Close-up Category in the Open Group Digital Photo Competition, taken by Fran Cheung off Yin Tsz Ngam. This entry is also awarded the special prize for junior underwater photographer. Photo: Fran Cheung/HK Gov.

The selected works are being featured at a roving exhibition in January in Ma On Shan. The images will remain viewable online until November next year.

  • Date: January 2 to 6, 2022
  • Time: 10am to 7pm
  • Venue: Atrium C, L2, MOSTown, Ma On Shan

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