U.N. World Oceans Day Photo Competition Winners Announced


The winners of the United Countries World Oceans Day Photograph Competitors had been provided within the course of this day’s U.N. World Oceans Day 2021 digital tournament.

The tournament and competitors had been coordinated by the Notify of job of Aesthetic Affairs within the U.N. Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea and had been produced in partnership with Oceanic Global. The competitors was curated by Ellen Cuylaerts, hosted by Dive Photograph Data, and supported by the Blancpain Ocean Commitment.

This 365 days’s judges had been Jennifer Hayes, Julian Lennon, Joakim Odelberg, Ipah Uid Lynn, and Michel Strogoff.

The class winners had been Renee Capozzola for “The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods” class, Pawel Zygmunt for the “Above Water Seascapes” class, Nur Tucker within the “Underwater Seascapes” class, Francisco Sedano within the “Digital Ocean Photograph Art” class, Sayaka Ichinoseki for the “Faces of the Sea” class, and Tom St George within the “Oceanic Discoveries” class.

All of the participants signed a constitution of 14 commitments referring to ethics in photography.

Investigate cross-test the winners’ pictures below.

The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods

The Ocean Life and Livelihoods Winner Renee Capozzola
‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’ Winner Renee Capozzola

Map: Adonara Island, Flores, Indonesia

“Two native Indonesian fishermen streak in a ragged canoe alongside a shallow coral reef seeking to bag a simply situation to put down their traces. These fishermen are practising handline fishing, a construct of sustainable fishing with out poles or nets.

Above Water Seascapes

'Above Water Seascapes' Winner: Pawel Zygmunt
‘Above Water Seascapes’ Winner: Pawel Zygmunt

Map: Kallur, Kalsoy Island, Faroe Islands

“Visiting story Kallur cliff on Kalsoy Island is continuously a colossal journey. This time, I had a bit snow on the hills and the weather was very well-known. On the formulation up, I was bombed by a hailstorm and pushed round by the solid wind. I was lucky to secure to the lighthouse on time and mask within the inspire of it. I wasn’t hunch if I’d have the selection to completely journey this case but the wind dropped a bit and I was extra or less excellent. I took about a pictures from the usual spots after which flew my drone, which wasn’t easy within the wind and to be simply a bit unsafe. I managed to steal Kalsoy Island from a a diminutive bit a quantity of perspective. Within the background are the islands of Kunoy and Vidoy.”

Underwater Seascapes

'Underwater Seascapes' Winner Nur Tucker
‘Underwater Seascapes’ Winner Nur Tucker

Map: Los Islotes, La Paz, Mexico

“I spent a week in Los Islotes photographing energetic and mischievous sea lions. This shot, which is taken in pure light, reveals is a pup playing in a cave.”

Digital Ocean Photograph Art

'Digital Ocean Photo Art' Winner Francisco Sedano
‘Digital Ocean Photograph Art’ Winner Francisco Sedano

Map: Mediterranean Sea

“Within the well-liked Disney film Aladdin, the Cave of Wonders is a hidden cavern stuffed with all form of riches and magical artifacts that are guarded by a lion’s head. This work is similar, but the cave is guarded by a moray eel and stuffed with precious species. The capability of underwater caves to harbor prosperous communities has granted them a mandatory location as biodiversity reservoirs. This has been recognized by the European Union, which considers marine caves as priority habitats requiring protection. The work is a composite of three pictures that had been taken within the Mediterranean Sea.”

Faces of the Sea

'Faces of the Sea' Winner Sayaka Ichinoseki
‘Faces of the Sea’ Winner Sayaka Ichinoseki

Map: Hokkaido, Japan

“A two-square-meter veil of eggs, each and each about 2mm in size, shapely earlier than hatching. The eggs had been very small and immature, so I’m in a position to’t scream evidently, but they’re most almost definitely yellow goosefish eggs. The babies turned around internal the eggs because the veil rippled within the fresh.”

Oceanic Discoveries

'Oceanic Discoveries' Winner Tom St George
‘Oceanic Discoveries’ Winner Tom St George

Map: Sistema Aktun Hu, Tulum, Mexico

“A cave diver glides easily through a fantastically embellished underground chamber. The underwater cave programs of the Yucatán Peninsula are well-known for his or her amazing class and crystal-hunch waters. These underground rivers that wind their formulation to the ocean are coping with increasing stress from air pollution and the over-extraction of water.”