Asserting the Winners of the Tenth United Nations World Oceans Day Picture Contest

Asserting the Winners of the Tenth United Nations World Oceans Day Picture Contest

The winners of the 10th Annual Photo Competition for UN World Oceans Day have been introduced on June eighth, 2023, throughout the UN World Oceans Day (UNWOD) 2023 occasion on the UN Headquarters in New York. The free competitors, which launched this previous March, explored the six thematic classes linked to the overarching 2023 theme: “Planet Ocean: Tides Are Altering.” World-renowned judges together with wildlife photographer Rathika Ramasamy (India), wildlife photographer Rajan Desai (USA), underwater nice artwork wildlife photographer Ipah Uid Lynn (Malaysia), and photographer and filmmaker Antoine Janssens (Switzerland), chosen first, second, and third place winners for the classes. Winners have been chosen from hundreds of world entries made by each beginner {and professional} photographers.

The UN World Oceans Day occasion and the annual photograph competitors are hosted by the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs (DOALOS) in partnership with Oceanic Global and supported by Panerai, with contribution by Discover Earth and OceanX. The annual competitors is curated by Ellen Cuylaerts, and coordinated with DPG, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Fee of UNESCO, and Nausicaa.

The 2023 profitable photographers hail from 14 completely different international locations. Their names embrace: Álvaro Herrero (Mekan), Simon Lorenz, Ines Goovaerts (“No Time to Waste”), Tom Shlesinger, Edwar Herreño Parra (“Placing the Ocean First”), Chris Gug, Sina Ritter, Alex Permiakov (“The Great World of Tides”), Shane Gross, Niklas Manger, Rachel Moore (“Ocean Is Life”), Glenn Ostle, Simon Temple, Adriano Morettin (“Massive and Small Underwater Faces”), Andy Schmid, Mayumi Takeuchi-Ebbins, Simon Biddie (“Underwater Seascapes”). All members signed a constitution of 14 commitments relating to ethics in pictures.

The United Nations World Oceans Day Picture Competitors is an ongoing custom that calls on photographers and artists from all over the world to speak the great thing about the ocean and the significance of the respective UNWOD themes annually. Profitable pictures from previous years can moreover be seen at and on DPG’s World Oceans Day Picture Competitors mini-site. (On DPG’s mini-site, you could find prolonged captions for this yr’s winners, which inform the tales behind the photographs.)


No Time to Waste


No Time to Waste – Winner by Álvaro Herrero (Mekan) (Spain): Humpback whale, Pacific Ocean, Baja California, Mexico


No Time to Waste – 2nd Place by Simon Lorenz (Germany): Sea turtles, Sri Lanka


No Time to Waste – third Place by Ines Goovaerts (Belgium): Ishëm River, Albania


Placing the Ocean First


Placing the Ocean First — Winner by Tom Shlesinger (Israel): Testing a coral nursery, Gulf of Aqaba and Eilat, northern Crimson Sea


Placing the Ocean First — 2nd Place by Edwar Herreño Parra (Colombia): Full arms, Galápagos, Ecuador


Placing the Ocean First — third Place by Edwar Herreño Parra (Colombia): Eyes on the longer term, Galápagos, Ecuador


The Great World of Tides


The Great World of Tides — Winner by Chris Gug (USA): Excessive tide, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


The Great World of Tides — 2nd Place by Sina Ritter (Germany): Black sea turtle, Costa Rica


The Great World of Tides — third Place by Alex Permiakov (Russia): Sundown, Bali, Indonesia


The Great World of Tides — Honorable Point out by Pavlos Evangelidis (Greece): Catch of the tide, Koggala, Sri Lanka


The Great World of Tides — Honorable Point out by Nuria Costa (Spain): Marine iguana, Galápagos, Ecuador


Ocean Is Life


Ocean Is Life – Winner by Shane Gross (Canada): Gathering sea urchins, Bali, Indonesia


Ocean Is Life — 2nd Place by Niklas Manger (Germany): Humpback whales, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Ocean Is Life — third Place by Rachel Moore (USA): Conservation of sharks, French Polynesia, France


Ocean Is Life — Honorable Point out by Galice Hoarau (France): Mouth-brooding cardinalfish, Siladen, Indonesia


Massive and Small Underwater Faces


Massive and Small Underwater Faces – Winner by Glenn Ostle (USA): California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), Sea of Cortez, Mexico


Massive and Small Underwater Faces — 2nd Place by Simon Temple (UK): Loch Carron, Scotland, UK


Massive and Small Underwater Faces — third Place by Adriano Morettin (Italy): Smooth coral porcelain crabs (Lissoporcellana quadrilobata), Indonesia


Underwater Seascapes


Underwater Seascapes — Winner by Andy Schmid (Switzerland): Feminine orca, Norway


Underwater Seascapes — 2nd Place by Mayumi Takeuchi-Ebbins (UK): Moon jellyfish, Alaska, USA


Underwater Seascapes — third Place by Simon Biddie (UK): California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), Los Islotes, Mexico


Underwater Seascapes — Honorable Point out by Fan Ping (China): Cenote The Pit, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico