The Ocean Photographer of the Year is a celebration of our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing.
Ocean photographers of all disciplines and experience levels – amateurs and professionals alike – are invited to submit their most impactful imagery to be judged by a panel of some of the world’s leading ocean photographers, including International Photography Hall of Fame inductee Paul Nicklen, founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Cristina Mittermeier, and Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Shawn Heinrichs.
A total of nine categories will be judged, with the overall winner crowned the Ocean Photographer of the Year in September this year.
Ocean Photographer of the Year 2022 – Second place – Katherine Lu. A blanket octopus shows off its beautiful patterns and colours, Philippines. (Photo by Katherine Lu/Ocean Photographer of the Year 2022) Continue reading »
For the past five years, Thirza Schaap has been creating delicate sculptures out of plastic debris from beaches on the South African coastline. The artist, who divides her time between Cape Town and Amsterdam, has named the project Plastic Ocean. Continue reading »
The Ocean Photography Awards are a celebration of our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing. Finalists across six categories, including Collective Portfolio, Youth Photographer of the Year, and Conservation have been announced for the second annual Ocean Photography Awards. Continue reading »
Blackwater Photographer Captures A Young Octopus With A Transparent Head, And You Can Even See Its Brain
We humans have successfully photographed a black hole, landed rovers on Mars, and sent spacecraft to the dark side of the moon. However, our very own planet remains one of the last unknown frontiers – one that is deceptively familiar, too. Continue reading »
Oceanographic Magazine has announced the winners of the Ocean Photography Awards 2020, with Nadia Aly taking home the overall winner prize. Aly’s photo of an aggregation of mobula rays off the coast of Mexico is what got her the top prize. Continue reading »
Tobias Hagg is a Swedish photographer and videographer. He realizes different photographic series of his adventures and explorations with a unique approach. Continue reading »
Artist Rivka Wilkins and woodworker Jared Davis have collaborated on a series of beautiful coffee tables that capture ocean waves crashing on the shores of a live edge walnut coffee table. Continue reading »
Fantastic underwater shots by Jasmine Carey, a talented photographer, diver, ocean lover, and adventurer from Australia. Jasmone focuses mainly on the ocean, whales, and underwater photography. Continue reading »
Spectacular natural landscapes by Jason Wright, a gifted photographer, and contemporary painter who was born and grew up in Hawaii and has now returned to the Big Island. He studied Painting and Graphic Design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. Jason specializes in landscape photography. He shoots awesome long exposure landscapes of Hawaii. Continue reading »
A Shocking Campaign Uses Graphic Images To Point Out The Damage That Plastic Pollution Has On The Ocean’s Wildlife
A simple plastic bag seems harmless, but it can represent extreme suffering – and even death – for thousands of animals in the oceans. Depicting this unfortunate truth through strong images, Sea Shepherd, an NGO focused on the conservation of marine wildlife, is launching a plastic awareness campaign. Continue reading »
Against ocean’s pollution, Studio KCA installed a 5 tons whale sculpture, 11,5 m high in the middle of a canal in Bruges. The statue is entirely composed of whastes found into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The project was a part of the Triennale de Bruges which was this year about the theme “Liquid City”. Continue reading »
Equipped with his drone, the photographer Seth Willingham overflies the heavenliest beaches of the planet. From Capri ton Honolulu and Laguna Beach, the scenery puts the viewer into deep dreams. We just need to find a way of teleporting ourselves, and that’s it. Continue reading »
These incredible pictures reveal the translucent and electric-hued sea creatures that roam 1,200 metres (4,000ft) below the surface of the Earth’s seas. Photographers used specialist camera equipment to capture the alien-like animals which have been seen only a handful of times. Most appear to have see-through skin which helps camouflage them in the brutal habitat where light cannot even reach. Continue reading »
Meet Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma – the talented California-based husband and wife that create stunning glass and ceramic artworks. One of our favorites – their series of glass sculptures representing the ocean. Inspired by their love of nature and the ocean environment, the couple perfectly recreates the big blue waves in all their glory. Continue reading »
Oceans reefs are stunning example of how land and water converge at one destination to create beautiful contrasts in texture, color, movement and life.
Artist Amy Genser believes that the rugged and sculptued lands of mother nature can create a more compelling effect when it battles the tide of the sea. The Connecticut based artist assembles rolls of mulberry paper to form perfect imitations of coral formations. The beauty of a flourishing unrestricted growth of the ocean from within is an incredible project allowing the world to the true potential if nature without human intervention. Continue reading »
Japanese artist Isana Yamada creates clear resin whales that contain miniature worlds. The six whale project, titled Samsara, represents the six realms in Buddhist cosmology: the Heavenly Realm, the Asura, the Animal Realm, Hell, the Ghost Realm, and the Human Realm; Samsara is Sanskrit for the cycle of death and rebirth. Continue reading »
For couples looking to get married at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, one thing’s for certain: they definitely won’t need to bring something blue. In the middle of the Indian Ocean, the resort’s engaged guests can now say their vows in a freestanding, glass-bottomed pavilion. The couple and their (at most) 16 guests are invited to experience a ceremony unlike any other as they board a boat to get to the modest yet refreshingly elegant structure. Continue reading »
Once a year, this towering 1,400-year-old tree showcases a transition into fall in a spectacular way—its thousands of leaves change into a radiant shade of gold. Located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Zhongnan Mountain region of China, this brilliant autumnal display attracts tourists from all over the world. As the leaves fall and create a vibrant ocean of gold, visitors leap at the opportunity to capture photos of the colourful carpet. Continue reading »
The couple of freedivers Eusebio and Christina Saeyns de Santamaria, known as «One ocean One breath», exploring the pond around the world, plunging into the water deep down in one breath. Continue reading »
The ‘Ocean’s Edge’ dining table designed by Tyson Atwell, and is part of an ongoing body of work utilizing a CNC router to digitally sculpt oceanic waveforms moving across planar wood surfaces. The undulating surface that rises out of and dips into the center of the table was developed in CAD by ‘lofting’ a sequence of tide curves sourced from the entrance of the San Francisco Bay. Continue reading »
Thanks to a NASA-sponsored expedition to the Arctic Ocean in the summers of 2010 and 2011, scientists have found an area underneath the sea ice, which is richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on the Earth.
The expedition, called ICESCAPE (Impacts of Climate on EcoSystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment), explored the waters in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas along Alaska’s western and northern coasts using optical technologies. According to scientists, the findings would help reveal a new consequence of the Arctic’s warming climate and provide a vital clue to understanding the impacts of a changing climate and environment on the Arctic Ocean and its ecology.
Sunsets started to tease the Arctic horizon as scientists on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy headed south in the Chukchi Sea during the final days collecting ocean data for the 2011 ICESCAPE mission. (NASA/Kathryn Hansen) Continue reading »
Winnie Pajcic, 9, holds on to a railing as she leans back in the wind during a visit to Stockton Park in Ortega, Florida, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Beryl, whhich came ashore early Monday near Jacksonville Beach with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph. (Kelly Jordan/The Florida Times-Union) Click image to zoom.