Oceanographic magazine presented the Ocean photography awards to honour the photographers, is “a celebration of our blue planet and a platform to shine a light on the threats facing the ocean,” explain the organizers. The awards consists of six categories that includes Ocean conservation, Ocean exploration, Ocean adventure, Young ocean photographer, The collective portfolio award, The community choice award, and the overall winner, the Ocean Photographer of the Year.
The overall winner, declared Ocean Photographer of the Year, is the Canadian photographer Nadia Aly with her fluid image of an aggregation of Mobula rays in the clear waters off Baja California Sur, Mexico. Sacha Specker got second place for the photograph, between two realms. A surfer seemingly waves to the world below as he surfs a wave at Log Cabins, Oahu, Hawaii.
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