See the winning entries from the 2022 Ocean Photographer Of The Year.
The Ocean Photographer of the Year is a celebration of our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing.
This year’s Ocean Photographer of the Year title has been awarded to the French photographer Ben Thouard and his magnificent photo of a surfer overwhelmed by a huge wave in Teahupo’o, French Polynesia. Second place went to Katherine Lu for her photo of a blanket octopus taken during a night dive in the Philippines and the final place was given to Brook Peterson and her surprising photograph of a cormorant plunging into the middle of a gigantic shoal of baitfish.
The Ocean Photographer of the Year consists of nine categories and there is just one overall winner.
The categories are broad in their focus and open to a little personal interpretation. This is to make the Awards as inclusive as possible and to ensure the bravest and boldest photographers out there aren’t dissuaded from entering because their images don’t fit prescriptive categories. Underwater, topside, on the coast or out at sea, if you feel your ocean image has the chance to connect emotionally with the judges, they’d love to see it. Click the links below for more details.