Finalist Conservation (Hope) Photographer of the Year
Renee Capozzola Philippines
A turtle takes a rest on the reef off Apo Island in the Philippines. "Apo Island is home to a community-organised marine sanctuary. The concept was introduced to the local fishermen in 1982, and has been the inspiration for many more sanctuaries in the Philippines since," says photographer Renee Capozzola.
BEHIND THE LENS
ABOUT THE IMAGE
- Clear conditions
- Midday shoot
- Site accessed by boat
- Taken while scuba diving
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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