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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 - 2022

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1st place, BEN THOUARD

2nd place, KATHERINE LU

3rd place, BROOK PETERSON

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year - 2022

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1st place, RAFAEL FERNANDEZ CABALLERO

2nd place, MARTIN BROEN

3rd place, JUAN MIZAEL PALOMEQUE GONZALEZ

Fine Art Photographer Of The Year - 2022

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1st place, MIKE SPENCER

2nd place, DR NICHOLAS MORE

3rd place, MARTIN BROEN

Adventure Photographer of the Year - 2022

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1st place, TOM ST GEORGE

2nd place, FRANCO BANFI

3rd place, MARTIN BROEN

Conservation (Hope) Photographer Of The Year - 2022

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1st place, NICOLAS REMY

2nd place, ANDY SCHMID

3rd place, RENEE CAPOZZOLA

Conservation (Impact) Photographer Of The Year - 2022

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1st place, SIMON LORENZ

2nd place, RAFAEL FERNANDEZ CABALLERO

3rd place, DMITRY KOKH

Human Connection Award: People & Planet Ocean - 2022

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1st place, STEVE WOODS

2nd place, SIMON LORENZ

3rd place, RADIM KLIMES

Young Photographer of the Year - 2022

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1st place, RYUTA OGAWA

2nd place, NICOLAS HAHN

3rd place, JULES JACOBS

Ocean Portfolio Award - 2022

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1st place, Matthy Smith

2nd place, Martin Broen

3rd place, Jake Wilton

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