Thank you to all the participants in this photo contest. To celebrate World Oceans Day 2021 and bring attention to the hugely significant role that the ocean plays in our fight against climate change, including the integral part whales and other ocean creatures have in this, we're proud to present the Explore The Oceans photo contest.

We partnered with Skylum Software, makers of Luminar, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), the leading global charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins. With a vision of a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free, WDC fights for the survival of these beautiful creatures by ending captivity, stopping whaling, preventing deaths in nets, and creating healthy seas.

Congratulations to the following finalists and stay tuned for the winner announcement coming soon.

"[ … hello Humpback ] " by raymondhoffmann

"Bobtail squid" by MattMcGee

"Infuriate " by Air-n-Land-Images

"Whale Tale " by rpgdepictions

"Clugny " by davidparenteau

"Turks South Sea " by GaetaJ

"Coastal Storm " by globetrottingtimo

"Tracks in the Sand " by jrhardy

"Atlantic spotted dolphins " by smkeena

"Deep blue sea " by alexmazilu

"Dolphin " by deusmoto

"Ocean Power " by stanleyloong

"Going up " by (A)danielmillerphotos

"Reef Shark " by KanaPhotography

"Jervis bay sea sparkle " by PetarBphotography

"The good wave " by antocamacho

"Benijo " by EliecerLabory

"In it " by Lwb1331

"Man against the Ocean " by AnjaPerse

"SHORE ACRES " by aubintrojak