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The Ocean - Exhibition Finalist

VERY EXCITING NEWS! I am super proud that this image from my series on Cape Town's Tidal Pools is among the Top 22 finalists in this year's Wavescape Orms Canon South Africa photo contest - selected from thousands of entries.

 I am beyond stoked that I am among so many talented photographers that find inspiration from the sea. Our work is to be featured in an open air exhibit on the SEA POINT PROMENADE.

 As many of you would know, Tidal pools have been my muse for a number of years now and for it to be seen along such a prestigious part of the city is a honour. It is so hard to believe this all started back in 2018 when I first heard about how local Capetonians wanted to find ways to clean the pools using eco-friendly methods.

Maidens Cove holds a special place to my heart, being the first Tidal Pool I photographed with my drone. I constantly find myself re-visiting it as a source of inspiration. I hope the exhibition inspires more and more of you to get out and appreciate the natural world we live in, as it did for me.


Here's what the judges had to say: 

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COMPETITIONS: MARCH 18, 2022 by  Jess Young - Source

This summer, we partnered with Canon, the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival and SJ Artists to bring our community a photographic competition that celebrated the joy and wonder brought to us by the sea and all its creatures. Over the course of its running, we received thousands of evocative, breathtaking entries from talented image-makers all over South Africa.

We extend our deepest thanks to everyone who contributed their work to the competition. It was truly stirring to witness your creativity in action. With such a diverse myriad of moving and beautiful submissions, it was a demanding task for our panel of expert judges to select our outstanding winner and 21 remarkable finalists for the exhibition on the Sea Point Promenade.

After many weeks of careful consideration and thoughtful deliberation, we are proud to present this spectacular selection of the 22 best images from The Ocean Photo Contest. In this unprecedented time in human history, these works honour and encourage a symbiotic connection between humans and nature.

As we are reminded of the powerful quote from Senegalese environmentalist, Baba Dioum, we truly believe that these images have the power to ignite a deeper passion for the wonders of the waters just off our coastline.

We hope that revealing this glimpse of what lies beneath the waves will foster in all of us a sense of stewardship for the ocean and all those who call it home.

"In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will only love what we understand and we will understand only what we have been taught." BABA DIOUM, 1968

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