ORCA Photography Competition 2016

-Striped Dolphin Breaching by Lauren Horncastle ©ORCA Photography Competition 2015

2016 ORCA Photography Competition

It’s back! Returning for its third year the ORCA team are looking forward to seeing your photographs of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the wild.

2015 Finalist Gallery

Categories & Prizes:

First Prize – ORCA Photographer of the Year 2015

A year’s free ORCA membership

I-Spy whale and dolphin trip for two in 2017 (terms and conditions apply)

Your photo appearing on our 2015 e-Christmas Card

Second Prize – Highly Commended

A year’s free ORCA membership

A copy of 'Whale Watching in Britain and Europe' by ORCA patron Mark Carwardine

Your photo appearing on the front cover of the Spring 2017 issue of our members’ newsletter Flukeprints) – if you wish to become a member click here


Entries are now open and close on 31 October 2016

Judging will take place in two stages, initially by a panel of ORCA staff/trustees to determine the final shortlist and then by public vote on social media/online

Winners will be announced on the ORCA website in December 2016.


How to enter:

Email your image in JPEG format to photo@orcaweb.org.uk.  In the text of the email please provide us with your full name (as this will form the credit on the picture should we use it in the future) and your location.  Please also give us a brief paragraph about how you came to take the photo, including where you were when you managed to capture this image.   Multiple entries will not be accepted. 

Entry to this competition is free, however if you would like to support ORCA, you can give a donation or become a member. 

Entry is considered acceptance of the terms and conditions, outlined below

Terms & Conditions