French Polynesia-based photographer, Ben Thouard, has been announced as the Ocean Photographer of the Year 2022.
Ben’s incredible image is beautifully composed and full of texture and action. It shows a surfer battling against
one of the heaviest waves in the world, Teahupo’o, which translates as ‘place of skulls’. Chosen from thousands of submissions from around the world, it was the unanimous winner.
The Ocean Photographer of the Year has a simple mission: to shine a light on the beauty of the ocean and the
threats it faces. Category winners include images of posing pods of pilot whales, humans exploring the farthest reaches of the ocean, and recovered reefs booming with biomass. Read on to see more of the winning images.