SeaWeb, an international non-profit ocean conservation organization, announced the six finalists of the Marine Photobank’s fifth annual “Ocean In Focus” photography contest on 12 March 2013. The contest aims to illuminate the human-ocean connection and advance ocean conservation through photography.
On March 12, 2013, SeaWeb, an international non-profit ocean conservation organization, announced the six finalists of the Marine Photobank’s fifth annual Ocean In Focus photography contest. The images tell stories of peril, passion and perseverance in the ocean and coastal communities. The contest aims to illuminate the human-ocean connection and advance ocean conservation through photography.
“The photo contest receives hundreds of compelling images showing the true nature of human activity on a fragile ocean and coastal ecosystems,” said Devin Harvey, Marine Photobank Manager.
A panel of judges who are experts in their respective fields chose the finalists.
“These six finalists really get to the core of the human-ocean connection with their photos and tell an incredible story – even without words. We look forward to reading the real stories behind the images and sharing them with our audiences.”
The next phase of the contest will include a written essay by each finalist describing how their image displays the issues that our ocean is currently facing. The finalists are now invited to dive deeper into the images they have captured to bring us behind the lens, and, in some cases, under the surface of the sea, with an essay component.
The other finalists are
Andy Murch, Alex Hofford, and Viora Alessio.
Their photographs and the ones included in this article can be seen on the
Marine Photobank Web site at
Horizon International’s ocean and coral reef Web Site, Magic Porthole, at
All photos contributed to the Marine Photobank are available for download for non-commercial use by its membership of teachers, students, researchers, conservationists, scientists and others as well as print and Web journalists under specified.
The grand prize winner will be rewarded with a trip for two aboard the National Geographic Endeavour for a 10-day expedition to the Galápagos Islands courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions.
This news is from SeaWeb, 12 March 2013.