Sunday November 29, 2020

Amazing Finalists Showcase Their Skills at Ocean Photography Awards 2020

Oceanographic Magazine, holds a photo competition every year for underwater photography or ocean photography. In 2020, the Ocean Photography Awards, received over 3000 entries. It was brought down to 100 finalist by the jury members in six major categories. These 100 finalist have some stunning photos of cross section of the ocean, its godly creatures and the beauty of the underwater. Now you know that Sebastian in ‘The Little Mermaid’ was right to sing a song about the beauty of the ocean! Under the sea is just as magical as Sebastian said it is. See for yourself.

Ocean Photography Awards Finalists

This post will show you some of the magical photos of the finalists. The finalists include familiar names like Florian Ledoux. His work in the Arctic frequently wins awards. Similarly, he is nominated for Ocean Conservation Photographer of the Year and is also running for the Collective Portfolio Award. Tobias Baumgaertner is up for the Community Choice Award.

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A freediver explores a cave in Tonga. Karim Iliya, Finalist Ocean Exploration Photographer of the Year
Walruses huddle on a small patch of land, northeast of Svalbard, Norway. With the continued loss of stable sea ice due to climate change, walrus populations are at risk. Florian Ledoux, Finalist Ocean Conservation Photographer of the Year

Sealegacy

This photo contest is organized in collaboration with SeaLegacy. They are a group of photographers who are focused on the conservation of the ocean. You will be surprised to know that, it is founded by the National Geographic photographers Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen. SeaLegacy is also giving a year-long residency to the photographer who wins the Collective Portfolio Award.

The winners of the Ocean Photography Awards will be announced in an online virtual ceremony on November 19, 2020. As you wait for the announcements, mesmerize yourself with such magical and fantastic photos.

A humpback whale calf ‘breakdances’ in the warm waters of Tonga. Jono Allen, Finalist Community Choice Award
Staghorn corals exposed at low tide, the Milky Way visible in the distance. Koh Bulon Lae Island, Thailand. Sirachai Arunrugstichai, Finalist Ocean Exploration Photographer of the Year
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Two sharks surf a wave at Red Bluff, Quobba Station, in remote Western Australia. Sean Scott, Finalist Ocean Adventure Photographer of the Year
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Western toad tadpoles photographed off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Maxwel Hohn, Finalist Ocean Exploration Photographer of the Year
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Henley Spiers, Finalist Collective Portfolio Award. This image almost reminds you of little Nemo, does it not?
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Florian Ledoux, Finalist Collective Portfolio Award.

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Post By Jessica Stewart on November 16, 2020

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