2020 Photo Competition

The UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition is hosted by the United Nations, curated by Ellen Cuylaerts and a jury composed of world-renowned photographers and artists.

2020 Judges

Introducing the Photo Competition Judges:

Ellen Cuylaerts

Curator

Adriana Basques

Underwater Photographer Brazil

Adam Hanlon

Underwater Photographer South Africa

Jill Heinerth

Underwater Explorer and Photographer Canada

Darren Jew

Nature Photographer Australia

Jane Morgan

Underwater Photographer United Kingdom

Amos Nachoum

Adventure Guide and Underwater Photographer United States/Israel

Miriam Stein Battles

Conservation Photo Editor United States

David Salvatori

Underwater Photographer Italy

John Thet

CEO, Asia Dive Expo Singapore

Jim Standing

Co-founder, Fourth Element United Kingdom

Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean

Winner

Joanna Smart

Australia

Finalists

Edward Herreño

Columbia

Frank Gazzola

France

Rejuvenation

Winner

Leighton Lum

Maui, Hawaii USA

Finalists

Flavio Vailati

Beigua Mountain (SV) Italy

Lluís Masuet

Cabilao, Philippines

Underwater Seascapes

Winner

Hannes Klostermann

Channel Islands, California USA

Finalists

Yung Sen Wu

Circle of Life

Red Sea, Egypt

Matthew D. Meier

San Benedicto Island, Revillagigedos Islands, Mexico

Underwater Life

Winner

Michael Gallagher

Ngemelis Region, Palau

Finalists

Greg Volger

Dexter’s Wall, Palau

Celia Kujala

Norris Rocks, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada

Above Water Seascapes

Winner

Geo Cloete

Waking Up

West Coast, South Africa

Finalists

Marcin Zajac

Pfeiffer Beach Archway in Big Sur on the Central California Coast

Simon Hilbourne

Raa Atoll, Maldives

Human Interaction: Making a difference

Winner

Renata Romeo

Tiran Island, Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea

Finalists

Dave Valencia

Revillagigedo Archipelago, Roca Partida, Mexico

Sirachai Arunrugstichai

Beloved Little Mermaid

Thailand

Clean our Ocean

Winner

Sirachai Arunrugstichai

Crimson Tide

Mu Koh Lanta National Park, Krabi Province, Thailand

Finalists

Joe Daniels

Digital Ocean Photo Art

Winner

Francisco Sedano Vera

Going up in smoke

Almuñecar (Granada, Spain).

Finalists

Galice Hoarau

Lembeh, Indonesia

Victor Núñez

Maldives

Youth

Winner

Kyla McLay

Catalina Island, California USA

Finalists

Ankit Kumar

Point Lobos, California USA

Jasmin Pegge

Bali Indonesia

Science in Action: Ocean Decade 2021-2030

Winner

Matthew Potenski

Bimini Island, Bahamas

Finalists

Frank Gazzola

Mo'orea, French Polynesia France

David Palfrey

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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