OPA Volume I

Coffee table book £30

THE OCEAN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, VOLUME 1, 2020: “A stunning collection of ocean photography” – Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and SeaLegacy co-founder, Shawn Heinrichs.


All 100 images from this year’s finalists feature in this beautiful limited edition hardback book – ocean art that will last a lifetime, as will the impressions made by the striking photographs within.


Scroll down to leaf through a selection of pages from The Ocean Photography Awards, Volume I, 2020.


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The ocean photography awards / Volume i

the Book

The Ocean Photography Awards / Volume I is a beautiful and limited edition hardback coffee table book. The book contains all 100 images from the first year’s finalists. It is a book that will last a lifetime - as will the impressions made by the photographs contained within. 

the purpose

Photography plays a critical role in the fight for a healthier ocean - both as a source of inspiration and as a tool to inform. The Ocean Photography Awards - and this book - are an extension of Oceanographic Magazine's values: harnessing image-driven storytelling to connect with people - both ocean goers and non-ocean-goers - around the world. Some of the images within Volume I will make you scream with anger, others will fill your heart with joy.

the categories:

  • The Ocean Photographer of the Year. The competition winner. Awarded to the most compelling and beautiful image submitted. 
  • The Ocean Conservation Photographer of the Year. Awarded to the photographer who most powerfully communicates any of the many perils facing the ocean today, or stories of hope and recovery. 
  • The Ocean Adventure Photographer of the Year. Awarded to the photographer who most successfully translates our species’ connection with – and fascination of – life in, on and around the ocean.
  • The Ocean Exploration Photographer of the YearAwarded to the photographer who most dramatically brings the rawness of ocean exploration to lif
  • The Young Ocean Photographer of the Year. Open to entrants under the age of 18, this award recognises photographers who display both youthful curiosity and clear ocean literacy.
  • The Community Choice AwardAwarded to the most popular submission, as voted for by the public. A shortlist of five photographs, chosen by the judging panel, was featured on the Ocean Photography Awards.
  • The Collective Portfolio Award. Awarded to the photographer who showcases a long-held commitment to ocean conservation through a striking body of work – strong enough to take up a one-year residency as a member of the SeaLegacy Collective, alongside the judging panel.  

in partnership with sealegacy / supported by princess yachts

With thanks and gratitude to our friends and partners at SeaLegacy and Princess Yachts for bringing the Ocean Photography Awards to life this year, particularly the judges Cristina Mittermeier, Paul Nicklen, Shawn Heinrichs, Andy Mann, John Weller, Paul Hilton and Luciano Candisani. Find out more about the Ocean Photography Awards here.


We donate 20% of our profits to ocean conservation, supporting the amazing work being done by our partner charities. It is a promise we are proud of.

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