Seahorse in Greece

Warning from the Ocean

This photo of a gentle seahorse pulling a protective mask was captured in the waters of northern Greece and has been nominated for the “Ocean Photography Award 2021.”

The photo was captured by Greek photographer Nicholas Samaras and was chosen among 3,500 other submissions for the “Ocean Photography Award 2021.”

Nicholas Samaras is an award-winning photographer and one of the world’s most devoted and passionate underwater photographers, and his well-known statement is: “Maybe today is the day to find that little detail that will make everything special.” This is exactly what Samaras’ seahorse shot has done by bringing much-needed attention to the global issue of marine pollution, which has recently been compounded by the massive amount of medical waste that has unfortunately ended up in the ocean.

Disposable masks and gloves are burying the seafloor, with an estimated 1.6 billion disposable masks entering the water in 2020 alone. And it takes 450 years to decompose.

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2 thoughts on “Warning from the Ocean”

  1. The ocean is sending us a warning. As temperatures rise, sea levels are rising too and the effects of climate change are becoming more and more visible. Our seas are becoming increasingly acidic, species are being pushed to the brink of extinction, and coral reefs are dying off in alarming numbers. We must take action now if we want to save our oceans from further destruction.

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