A little trip to the seabed to change your mind? The photo competition Ocean Art Underwater, organized the online magazine Underwater Photography Guide, revealed on January 13, 2021 the names of the winners of this new edition.
Thousands of photos to decide
The coronavirus did not hold back the participants. “Despite global travel restrictions and the challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 9th annual competition drew high-profile photos of oceans from around the world. Underwater explorers have taken photos of their own place of life or have selected destinations open to travel or have revisited their archives to bring us snapshots that catch the eye.“, congratulate the organizers. The photographs were chosen by a jury including in particular the photographers Tony Wu and Mark Strickland. A complicated job because”the photographic ingenuity of the competitors is better every year“, assure the organizers. The winning photograph of the all-around competition, taken by a certain Gaetano Dario Gargiulo in Australia, immortalizes a unique moment. Indeed, it is not common to see an octopus take a selfie. This shot has flown. the star has thousands more from 80 countries.
An additional competition to raise funds against the Covid-19
The online magazine Underwater Photography Guide, had organized an additional competition in 2020 to make a donation for research against Covid-19 thanks to the profits generated. The winners of this competition, named Ocean Art “Safe under the sea”, were announced on August 24, 2020. This competition was a way to raise money for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC Foundation “in their fight to improve the health of the planet and its inhabitants“. The registration fee was $ 10 per photograph.”The Underwater Photography Guide was able to donate 25% of the competition’s profits to these two organizations. It means we’re thousands of dollars closer to a cure for Covid-19“, congratulated the organizers.