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Marine PhotoBank Bulletin September, 2011

Ocean in Focus Photo Contest

Maximilian Hirschfeld/Marine Photobank

Maximilian Hirschfeld/Marine Photobank

Lindblad ExpeditionsThe Marine Photobank's Ocean in Focus Conservation Photo Contest will close for submissions on September 30th, 2011. You still have one month to submit your best ocean conservation photos for a chance to win the Grand Prize: a two-person cabin on a 10-day Lindblad Expeditions trip to the Galapagos. You also stand a chance to win a dive trip to Matava, Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, as well as lots of other incredible prizes!

So donate your photos illustrating the many human impacts on marine life and marine ecosystems as well as ways in which people are working to turn the tide on ocean degradation and you could be our next winner.

Solio Classic Solar Hybrid ChargerCheck out the new prize that will be given to the recipient of the 'Most Hopeful Image' award, the Solio Classic Solar Hybrid Charger, donated by Q-Cells. With this prize you can charge most of your handheld electronic products at home or on the move, anywhere under the sun.

Visit the contest webpage to learn more.

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What Divers Are Doing

Win $5000 in PADI's Sea the Change Conservation Video Contest

PADI is stirring up change in our oceans with the Sea The Change Conservation Contest!

Wolcott Henry/Marine Photobank

Wolcott Henry/Marine Photobank

People like you are doing things large and small to protect the underwater world you care about. That's why PADI created a conservation contest to let you see and share what fellow ocean lovers are doing to help.

Simply grab your video camera and upload a short clip about what sea life you love and what you're doing to make a difference. Every little action counts. By sharing what you're doing, you may inspire others to take action. Be part of the change and help ignite a viral conservation effort. Submit a video. Vote on your favorite videos and send them to your friends.

PADI Sea the Change Video ContestLet's Help PADI in their efforts! And hey…you can win $5000! Not a bad prize for bragging about your conservation efforts and plans or just what you love about the ocean.


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What Photographers Are Doing

2020VISION - For a Wilder Britain

2020VISION is the biggest visual communication project ever staged in Britain. Led by the Wild Media Foundation, 2020VISION is bringing 20 of the UK's top outdoor photographers together with leading scientists, writers, film makers, sound engineers and designers.

Toby Roxburgh/2020VISION

2020VISION aims to establish in the public mind the crucial link between our own well being and a wilder Britain – to show that healthy ecosystems are not an optional add-on, but something fundamental to every one of us. 2020VISION will do this using the emotional power of visual imagery – a language in which everyone can find relevance.

Visit the 2020VISION website and learn more about how you can contribute to this amazing project.

Share with us what photographers in your community are doing to advance environmental conservation.

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Most Popular Images


Marco Care/Marine Photobank
Marco Carè/Marine Photobank


Most Downloaded Images*

  1. Inside a Tuna Cage, Italy 2 >>
  2. Albatross Killed by Plastics 1 >>
  3. Delray Beach Sewage Outfall 1 >>
  4. Bull Shark Duet >>
  5. Entangled Endangered Monk Seal >>
  6. Shark Finned and Thrown Back 1 >>
  7. Sperm Whale Rescue 4 >>

*statistics refer to photos downloaded from June 1, 2011 to August 15, 2011

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Parting Shot

NOAA, NMFS/Marine Photobank
NOAA, NMFS/Marine Photobank

The impacts of derelict fishing gear on the Northwest Hawaiian Islands coral reef ecosystem are numerous. A primary effect of reef entanglement is structural damage to the coral substrate that comprises the physical habitat for reef biota. Waves acting on the ensnared nets and lines cause them to break off coral heads. The liberated gear subsequently snags and similarly damages other coral. The process continues until the derelict gear is removed, becomes weighted down with enough coral to sink, or it is fully incorporated into the reef structure. (source: NOAA/NMFS)

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