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Ocean Photographer of the Year Awards

Produced by Oceanographic Magazine in support of ocean conservation charity SeaLegacy, the objective of the Ocean Photographer of the Year annual competition is to show the beauty of the ocean, as well as the many perils it faces. Ocean photographers, amateurs and professionals from all over the world, are invited to propose their most impactful work to a panel of judges consisting of photography experts, museum/gallery curators and editors.  

Oceanographic and Blancpain now collaborate and together present this photography competition as partners. Two brands sharing the same passion for the oceans and its preservation. 

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The Ocean Photographer of the Year - 2021

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1st place, AIMEE JAN

2nd place, HENLEY SPIERS

3rd place, MATTY SMITH

Adventure Photographer of the Year - 2021

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1st place, BEN THOUARD

2nd place, BEN THOUARD

3rd place, SEBASTIEN PONTOIZEAU

Conservation Photographer of the Year - 2021

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1st place, KERIM SABUNCUOGLU

2nd place, GALICE HOARAU

3rd place, STEVEN KOVACS

Exploration Photographer of the Year - 2021

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1st place, MARTIN BROEN

2nd place, STEVEN KOVACS

3rd place, MATTY SMITH

Collective Portfolio Award - 2021

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1st place, Stefan Christmann

2nd place, Matty Smith

3rd place, Alex Kydd

Young Photographer of the Year - 2021

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1st place, HANNAH LE LEU

2nd place, JACK MCKEE

3rd place, MIKAYLA JONES

Community Choice Award - 2021

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1st place, PHIL DE GLANVILLE

2nd place, FABRICE GUERIN

3rd place, MICHAEL HALUWANA

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Final Edition 2020