The colourful marine life of Wellington’s underwater world, as seen through the lenses of local divers, is coming to the
surface in a photo competition run by the Wellington Underwater Club.
“We want to show people what members of our club see on a regular basis - the beauty, drama and diversity of
Wellington’s underwater world,” says Nicole Miller from the Wellington Underwater Club.
“The competition is a chance for people to display and enter their favourite photos, and for the public to see what
lives below the surface. There is so much for people to see – from the smallest creatures to large fish, eels, seals,
and kelp forests.
“Already we have some amazing images that show some of treasures that are so close to us. Many of these have come from
the snorkel trail at Island Bay, showing how lucky we are to live next to easily accessible dive and snorkel spots,”
“While our marine environment can be challenging at times, it’s also unique, colourful, and full of life, particularly
in protected areas like the Taputeranga Marine Reserve.”
The competition is open to anyone with underwater images from the Wellington region taken in the last year, and closes
at the end of July. People can also vote for their favourite photos on the Wellington Underwater Club Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonUnderwater
- until 1st August.