Adventure / Conservation

Female Fifty Fathoms Award 2021

Words by Oceanographic staff

Celebrating inspirational women in ocean photography. Here’s to the boundary-pushersand innovators; the pioneering spirits and the resolute; the forward-thinkers and the cause-committed. Here’s to femininity, withoutcompromise. Which female photographer most inspires you? Local or international, amateur or professional, famous or not. Let’s raise them up. Let’s inspire the next generation of ocean women through their example. Let’s push for parity.

Renee is an award-winning underwater photographer who specialises in wide-angle and split-level images. Renee believes that striking images help increase awareness of our fragile marine ecosystems and encourage others to protect our oceans.

Her images have won more than 45 prestigious international awards, including most recently Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021. When she is not in the water, Renee teaches biology and educates her students about the challenges facing the ocean and the importance of conserving marine ecosystems.

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