Israeli diver-photographer Noam Kortler is one of this year’s winners at the 42nd World Festival of Underwater Pictures (Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine), one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions.

This is the third time Kortler has won an award at the competition.

Photo by Noam KORTLER/Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous-Marine
Photo by Noam KORTLER/Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine

This year, the Eilat resident and owner of the Nemo Divers club, won the Jean-Louis Galy, Labo Photon prize for a portfolio of 10 jaw-dropping digital prints of undersea life.

Photo by Noam KORTLER/Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous-Marine
Photo by Noam KORTLER/Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine

Kortler’s photos were taken off the coast of Eilat and in waters around the world.

Photo by Noam KORTLER/Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous-Marine
Photo by Noam KORTLER/Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine
Photo by Noam KORTLER/Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous-Marine
Photo by Noam KORTLER/Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine