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Picture credit: Richard Carey

Photographer Richard Carey from the UK has won the Judges Prize award in the Epson Red Sea competition 2010.

Billed as the world?s largest marine photography competition, the contest was open to amateur and professional photographers worldwide.

Mark Fuller from Israel won the ?Best 5 Images? category, earning him a top prize of $10,000 cash and a three-week trip to Papua New Guinea.

Event organiser David Pilosof said: ?The Epson Red Sea event is becoming increasingly high profile? We had a number of really great photographers who have created absolutely amazing underwater images. This year?s competition was therefore incredibly exciting and the fantastic winning images show the high calibre of the competing photographers.?

More than 100 photographers took part in the competition.

Categories added this year included one dedicated to shark photography.