A conservation photography contest has been launched to inspire ocean protection.
SeaWeb's Marine Photobank has teamed up with Lindblad expeditions for a fifth anniversary contest the shine the spotlight on ocean conservation through photography.
Called 'Ocean in Focus', the competition aims to inspire photographers of all abilities to care about the ocean and focus their lens on the positive and negative effects humans have on the marine environment.
The contest this year will focus on the human-ocean connection. The Marine Photobank is seeking images depicting human impacts on the ocean, its inhabitants and its resources, both restorative and destructive. The Ocean In Focus photo contest launches October 1, 2012 and will close on January 31, 2013 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time.
Finalists will be chosen based on the photo submissions and will be eligible to compete in the first grand prize photo essay competition for a chance to win an expedition to the Galapagos Islands courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions.
Finalists will take home a copy of renowned marine scientist, Callum Robert’s, recently released book, The Ocean of Life. One finalist, selected for the best overall image, will also receive a Solio Q-Cells solar charger for charging your devices in the field with the power of the sun. The grand prize package, awarded to the Photographer Of The Year, is a voyage for two aboard the National Geographic Endeavor to the Galapagos Islands courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions.
For more information visit the Marine Photobank website