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OCEAN AZORES PHOTOGRAPHER - 2024

The Ocean Azores Photographer of the Year tells the story of a unique marine sanctuary. Join us as we use the power of photography to advance scientific knowledge, spread awareness and work on sustainable marine tourism in the Azores

9 Islands. 1 Ocean.

THE OVERALL WINNER WILL RECEIVE: €2,500 + FEATUREd banner AT Ponta Delgada AIRPORT

OVERALL WINNER

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CATEGORY WINNERS

ABOVE WATER
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Roxane Rambert
UNDERWATER
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David Ochoa
OCEAN TOURISM
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Pedro Madruga
TRASH / MARINE IMPACT
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Joel Rohrer

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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David Ochoa
Freediving in sao miguel island
Francisco Garcia
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Ricardo Ventura
Freediving in sao miguel island
Francisco Garcia
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Joel Rohrer
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Francis Glassup
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Francis Glassup
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Nuno Potes
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Nuno Potes
Abandonned rope floating with triggerfish in São Miguel island, Azores.
Francisco Garcia
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JOÃO QUARESMA
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David Ochoa

THE JURY - 2024

Pete Sousa

Author and freelance photographer; former Chief Official White House photographer for President Obama

Ana Carvalho Melo

Journalist at Acoriano Oriental

Hélder Blayer

PR Consultant, and executive board member The ocean Azores Foundation

Jose Azevedo

Assistant Professor - School of Science and Technologies - OKEANOS Institute for Research on Marine Sciences

LISA STIENER

WORLD LEADING SPERM WHALE EXPERT

ALI BULLOCK

PRESIDENT OCEAN AZORES FOUNDATION, creator of Ghosts of The Ocean and owner of The Solar Branco Eco Estate

BROUGHT TO YOU BY AZORES GETAWAYS

This platform is brought to you by Azores Getaways and is supported by The Ocean Azores Foundation. We are delighted to organise and host the Ocean Azores Photographer of the year. The winner’s photo is placed at the airport of Ponta Delgada, greeting guests as they arrive into São Miguel, the largest of the islands that make up the Azores.

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UNDERWATER AND DRONE PHOTOS OF WHALES MUST HAVE A GOVERNMENT LICENCE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF THE AZORES AS PART OF THEIR SUBMISSION