Enter the Oceans of Life photographic competition and stand a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime trip!


For the 7th consecutive year BirdLife South Africa invites photographers from across the glove to enter their prestigious Oceans Of Life Competition.

The Oceans of Life photography competition highlights the fragility and importance of our oceans. It is an attempt to create awareness about the issues concerning marine life while simultaneously broadcasting the beauty of the ocean.

Oceans Of Life 2015 Competition by BirdLife South Africa
Image © Colin Marshall

The competition is open to experts or beginners, local or international. Everyone is welcome to enter, the only criteria is that the photographs feature marine life. Fifty of the best images will be displayed in the Iziko South African Museum, in conjunction with South Africa’s National Marine Week which occurs 12-18 October. The purpose of this week is to celebrate and raise awareness of South Africa’s coastal and marine environment and promote sustainable use and conservation of marine resources.

The prizes for the photography competition includes a berth in a share-cabin on board the 11-day ‘Spitsbergen Odyssey’ expedition to the Arctic, sponsored by Aurora Expeditions, as well as a pair of Leica Ultravid 10×42 HD-plus binoculars in conjunction with Orms, Your Photographic Lifestyle for the sub-category “Above the Line”. This sub-category prize will be awarded to the best above the water photograph. You can few further information on the prizes here.

The photographs will be judged by internationally renowned experts in their respective fields.

Oceans Of Life 2015 Competition by BirdLife South AfricaImage © Espen Lie Dahl

Enter the Oceans of Life photographic competition to stand a chance of winning this awesome prize, sponsored by Aurora Expeditions.

Here’s a selection of entries from previous years, to get you inspired.

 Oceans Of Life 2015 Competition by BirdLife South Africa

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