3 Awards at Ocean Geographic / Best Pictures of the Year

Best Pictures of the Year

The final results of the ``Ocean Geographic / Best Pictures of the Year`` Contest were revealed!!

The final results of the Ocean Geographic / “Best Pictures of the Year” Contest revealed and Im truly happy to announce that I have 3 of my photos awarded in 3 different categories. Analytically: Runner Up – The Emory Kristof Award for Outstanding Achievement in Portrait Category with my flying ray, Runner Up – Dr. Sylvia Earle Award for Outstanding Achievement in One Ocean Category with my Oceanic whitetip shark and final a Special Mention – The Dr. Pascal Lecocq Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Vision Category with one of my favorites images I’ve made in my last trip in Red Sea, a 2 sec long exposure shot in a night dive with a group of Fusilier. 3 awards in 3 different categories with 3 different images in one of the best contests in the world!! I couldn’t be happier and I would like to thank the judges for selecting my images and also to congratulate all the winners!!

About Ocean Geographic Society:

Ocean Geographic Society encourages deeper appreciation of the beauty and the fragility of our ocean planet with the use of the finest imageries and passionate essays of the sea. The voice of the society, Ocean Geographic almanac, endeavours to inspire the world citizen to greater awareness of the urgency to conserve and preserve our natural world both above and below.

Ocean Geographic Society is an extension of Ocean N Environment, Australia. Both have their roots in the preservation and conservation of our natural world; however in direction the OGS is focussed towards the ocean, as a society. It is not a lobby-group for any intent, however noble it may be, but remains a society of compassionate and passionate beings who ardently believe that we can indeed have a better human world by living in harmony with our natural world, through information and activities that are interesting, factually persuasive and inspire change.

OGS’s vision is a disenchanted and polluted world converting into an enchanting and clean world living in harmony where the world citizen accepts and lives the responsibility of preserving and conserving our natural world.

About Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year:


Pictures are the  powerful medium for conservation. Images reveal untold stories, stir  emotion and change hearts. Ocean Geographic prioritizes the use of  outstanding imagery to convey knowledge, thoughts and evoke compassion  and desire within us to conserve and celebrate the beauty of our planet.

Pictures are imperative to promote better  conservation of our natural world. As your work will influence change,  we view the importance of awarding special recognition with prestigious. Awards for Outstanding Achievement, Merit of Excellence and Special commendations. Our award categories are unique; the winners are judged and named for some of the world most celebrated scientists and image makers. 

About Emory Kristof:

Emory Kristof (born November 19, 1942) is an American photographer. His work has been published in National Geographic Magazine and elsewhere. Kristof has participated in multiple undersea expeditions with Canadian explorers Joseph MacInnis and Phil Nuytten, including the exploration of the Breadalbane, the world’s northernmost known shipwreck, and the 1995 expedition to recover the bell from the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. Nuytten also accompanied MacInnis and Russian explorer Anatoly Sagalevich on a descent 16,400 feet into King’s Trough in the eastern North Atlantic aboard the submersible Mir 1, and on the expedition which made the IMAX film Titanica.

About Sylvia Alice Earle:

Sylvia Alice Earle DSc is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. She is also part of the group Ocean Elders, which is dedicated to protecting the ocean and its wildlife.

About Pascal Lecocq:

Pascal Lecocq (born June 4, 1958) is a French painter and set designer. He is the Painter of Blue who paints on high backcloths of sky or deep sea, as a stage director, figures, horses, divers, allegories, architectures, Venice, and ancient ruins, between hyperrealism and surrealism with a whimsical sense of humor. He is the author of the diving world renowned picture: The Matador.


Ocean Geographic International Contest Results 2018/2019.

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