Image Credit: Photograph by Simon Dunn, winner.
This was taken in the South Ari Atolls, Maldives, as the south-west monsoon season was setting in.
It features my partner – and dive buddy – Emma after surfacing at the end of the last dive of the day to find 1.5 metre swells and dark monsoon clouds.
Comment from Mick Ryan, Judge: This beautiful portrait of a diver in an ocean swell below a menacing sky stands out this month for its emotional and elemental beauty.
It is a reminder that while we may play among nature we are always dwarfed by its power and must be constantly on our guard.