2016 Photo Competition

2016 Judges

Introducing the Photo Competition Judges:

Ellen Cuylaerts

Curator

Kristal Ambrose

Founder of the Bahamas Plastic Movement Bahamas

Shawn Heinrichs

Founder of Blue Sphere Media, Associate Director of the Manta Trust United States

Rodolfo Werner

Advisor to the Antarctic Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts Argentina

Nainoa Thompson

President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society United States

2016 World Oceans Day Theme Winner

Winner

Beth Watson

USA

Underwater Seascapes

Winner

Alex Lindbloom (USA)

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Finalists

Anders Nyberg (Sweden)

Strait of Tiran, Red Sea, Egypt

Gregory Lecoeur (France)

Moorea, French Polynesia

Above Water Seascapes

Winner

Mathieu Foulquié (France)

Iceland

Finalists

Gregory Lecoeur (France)

Port St. Johns, South Africa

Edwar Herreño (Colombia)

Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Underwater Life

Winner

Gregory Lecoeur (France)

Tenerife, Canaries Island

Finalists

Vania Kam (People’s Republic of China)

Cebu, Philippines

Brandi Mueller (USA)

Dumaguete, Philippines

Youth

Winner

Marlyss Brightwell (USA)

Pensacola Beach, Florida, U.S.A

Finalists

Indigo Bolandrini (Egypt)

Sachawa Abu Galawa, outside El Gouna in the Red Sea, Egypt.

Zara Edmond (Australia)

Sorrento Beach in Perth, Australia

Human Interaction

Winner

Michele Hall (USA)

Vavu’a, Tonga

Finalists

Tommi Kokkola (Finland)

Oslob, Philippines

Edwar Herreño (Colombia)

Dirty Rock – Cocos Island – Costa Rica

Thank you to Blancpain for its contribution to the United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition, and to Dive Photo Guide for their support.

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