One Shot: Oceans, Seas, Rivers, Lakes

This single-image category challenges you to show us your view of the earth’s most important resource; water. Your image can be about water in any of its many physical forms in nature and you can include the creatures that live in or on the water, and/or the people who make a living or take pleasure from our oceans, seas, rivers and lakes. You can enter B&W or colour images.

Over 70% of our planet is covered in water, from the great oceans to the smallest puddle. Water is the lifeline for life itself. It is a barrier and travel artery, a resource and a destructive force, an escape and a necessity. From a still, tranquil lake or a frozen pond to a raging tsunami; from gently flowing stream to fast flowing torrent; from flood to the essence of life which sustains people, nature and agriculture, water is fundamental to our existence.

What subjects can you include?

Anything that shows us water in one of its physical forms as it appears in nature. You can include the creatures that live in or on the water, or the people who make a living or take pleasure from our oceans, rivers, lakes and seas.

How many images?

One image per entry.

What are the judges looking for?

A single image that captures one element of water in one of its physical forms.

Am I eligible?

This category is open to all photographers.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter this category as many times as you want to.

What is the category entry fee?

£10 for each single-image entry.

This category is a standalone award and entries are not considered in selecting the winner of the overall title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2019

Prize

The winner of this category will have their own truly memorable water-based experience; a ‘Northern Lights & Whale Expedition by Sailing Ship’ in Northern Norway aboard a beautiful traditional two-mast schooner with Wildfoot Travel. They will also receive membership of The Royal Photographic Society.

Image ©Richard Murai