I Can Has Cheezburger?

Winners Of The 2020 Ocean Photography Awards Announced

  • 1

    Winner of the Ocean Photographer of the Year: Nadia Aly

    Fish

    "An aggregation of mobula rays in clear waters off Baja California Sur, Mexico."

  • Advertisement
  • 2

    Runner-up for the Ocean Photographer of the Year: Sacha Specker

    Black-and-white

    "Between two realms. A surfer seemingly waves to the world below as he surfs a wave at Log Cabins, Oahu, Hawaii."

  • 3

    Third place for Ocean Photographer of the Year: Magnus Lundborg

    Water

    "A rare white southern right whale photographed off Puerto Pirámides, Argentina."

  • 4

    Winner of the Adventure Photographer of the Year: Jason Gulley

    Blue

    "A freediving instructor waits for their student to return from a dive below Cenote Angelita's
    microbial cloud. Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico."

  • Advertisement
  • 5

    Runner-up for the Adventure Photographer of the Year: Sean Scott

    Wave

    "Two sharks surf a wave at Red Bluff, Quobba Station, in remote Western Australia."

  • 6

    Third place for the Adventure Photographer of the Year: Duncan Murrell

    Manta ray

    "Three spinetail devil rays engage in sexual courtship – a behaviour rarely observed or photographed. Honda Bay, Philippines."

  • 7

    Winner of the Collective Portfolio Award: Nadia Aly

    Jellyfish

    "Nadia Aly is an award-winning wildlife photographer, with a focus on underwater marine life. Her primary goal is to educate people about the diverse populations of sea creatures that exist in the ocean. She hopes her photography can raise awareness and interest in supporting efforts to conserve the ocean and its inhabitants."

  • Advertisement
  • 8

    Winner of the Collective Portfolio Award: Nadia Aly

    Underwater
  • 9

    Runner-up for the Collective Portfolio Award: Henley Spiers

    Olive ridley sea turtle

    "Henley Spiers is an award-winning photographer who has featured regularly in the international press, including The Sunday Times and Der Spiegel, as well as multiple magazine covers. In 2019, he co-authored Black is the New Blue Vol. II, showcasing blackwater diving. His latest book, the Guide to Cebu, was co-written with his wife and frequent collaborator, Jade. Sought after as a teacher and guide, Henley also leads photographic trips to see incredible underwater wildlife encounters around
    the globe."

  • 10

    Runner-up for the Collective Portfolio Award: Henley Spiers

    anemone fish
  • Advertisement
  • 11

    Third place for the Collective Portfolio Award: Shane Gross

    Blue

    "Shane Gross is a Canadian marine conservation photojournalist and Emerging League member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He is currently based in The Bahamas working to conserve queen conch, Nassau grouper, seagrass and mangrove habitats, among others. Shane's work has been recognised by the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Underwater Photographer of the Year, Nature Photographer of the Year and many others. He is widely published around the world and his first book, Bahamas Underwater, is out soon."

  • 12

    Third place for the Collective Portfolio Award: Shane Gross

    Water
  • 13

    Winner of the Community Choice Award: Tobias Baumgaertner

    Light

    "Two penguins look out across the water, Melbourne's lights in the distance. St Kilda, Australia."

  • Advertisement
  • 14

    Shortlisted for Community Choice Award: Celia Kujala

    Vertebrate

    "A Steller sea lion inquisitively peers into the photographer's dome port. Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada."

  • 15

    Shortlisted for Community Choice Award: Jacopo Brunetti

    Marine mammal

    "A grey whale mother and calf are photographed in shallow waters on the Pacific coastline of Baja California Sur, Mexico."

  • 16

    Shortlisted for Community Choice Award: Jono Allen

    Marine mammal

    "A humpback whale calf 'breakdances' in the warm waters of Tonga."

  • Advertisement
  • 17

    Shortlisted for Community Choice Award: Tanner Mansell

    Shark

    "A bull shark moves in on its prey. Florida, USA."

  • 18

    Winner of the Conservation Photographer of the Year: Matt Sharp

    Litter - qua

    "A hermit crab crawls atop a pile of plastic in a shell made from manmade waste in the Maldives."

  • 19

    Runner-up for the Conservation Photographer of the Year: Andrea Benvenutti

    Pattern

    "A plastic bottle lies amongst the nests of the world's largest colony of imperial cormorants, 100km south of Puerto Madryn, Argentina."

  • Advertisement
  • 20

    Third place for the Conservation Photographer of the Year: Joe Daniels

    Shark

    "A diver's regulator holder cuts into the flesh of an oceanic whitetip shark, damaging its gills.
    Photographed in the Red Sea, Egypt."

  • 21

    Winner of the Ocean Exploration Photographer of the Year: Ben Cranke

    Atmospheric phenomenon

    "Penguins march through heavy snowfall and strong winds in St Andrews Bay, South Georgia, Antarctica."

  • 22

    Runner-up for the Ocean Exploration Photographer of the Year: Karim Iliya

    Water

    "A freediver explores a cave in Tonga."

  • Advertisement
  • 23

    Third place for the Ocean Exploration Photographer of the Year: Florian Ledoux

    Blue

    "Crabeater seals rest on slabs of sea ice in Antarctic waters at dawn."

  • 24

    Winner of the Young Photographer of the Year: Cruz Erdmann

    Yellow

    "The silky tentacles of a brightly coloured Magnificent Anemone sway in surging water, exposing Maldivian anemone fish. Laamu Atoll, South Maldives."

  • 25

    Runner-up for the Young Photographer of the Year: Ben Cammarata

    Line

    "A juvenile black skimmer hunts for prey at the water's surface. Martha's Vineyard, USA."

  • Advertisement
  • 26

    Third place for the Young Photographer of the Year: Kyla McLay

    Marine mammal

    "A dolphin breaches the waterline. USA"

Tags

About the Author

Next on I Can Has Cheezburger?

Comments