The greatest underwater photographs from around the world: Winning entries selected from thousands of amazing aquatic images

ByDaily Mail Reporter

From a the wreck of a Japanese warplane to grinning great white sharks, these are just some of the thousands of entries in the largest underwater photography competition.

Nearly 8,000 pictures were entered for the underwaterphotography.com competition with 17 categories from above water, to wrecks, sharks and even underwater fashion featuring models.

And after the judging was finally completed, Belgian photographer Ellen Cuylaerts, who is based in the Cayman Islands, was declared World Champion after only three years of diving.

Keeping the side up: British photographer Paul Colley took first prize in the Wide Angle Marine Life category with this picture of a school of fish

Keeping the side up: British photographer Paul Colley took first prize in the  Wide Angle Marine Life category with this picture of a school of fish

Snapper: Austrian Wolfgang Zwicknagl won second place in the Over/Under category with this fish who looks ready to spring on to land

Snapper: Austrian Wolfgang Zwicknagl won second place in the Over/Under category  with this fish who looks ready to spring on to land

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