The Ocean Photography Awards showcase the pictures from around the world, and this year has featured some poignant images of the planet’s oceans under threat. The coronavirus pandemic has added to pollution problems around the world, as shown by the picture below which features a facemask tangled around a seahorse. “When you dive regularly, you have the opportunity to observe changes,” says photographer Nicholas Samaras. “I visit Stratoni, a small seaside village in the Halkidiki peninsula, (Greece) regularly to… photograph the local seahorse population. The biggest recent change: Covid waste.” More here.
A selection of amazing photos of which the above is very 2021.