Nautilus/Inmarsat photo competition 2015

Photo competition winner Richard Turnbull
Nautilus has been running its Life At Sea photography competition since 1997.

The competition is held regularly as part of a wider drive to raise public and political awareness of the shipping industry and show the public what life is really like onboard for those who are too often ‘out of sight, out of mind’.

2015 Winners

Winners of the Nautilus/Inmarsat 2015 'life at sea' photo competition were announced at the General Meeting 2015.

First prize went to Captain Richard Turnbull, a master serving with Shell International Shipping Services, whose winning portfolio included an amazing image of a cargo tank inspection (above).

Second prize winner — Andrew Walder, a second officer serving with Natural Environment Research Council/British Antarctic Survey — submitted some breathtaking pictures of his ship in the Wedell Sea.

Third prize winner — Captain Nigel Prosser, a master serving with Swire Pacific — was praised for his excellent entries, including a shot of a sextant in use.

The 2015 competition, which was sponsored by Inmarsat, attracted a bumper crop of contenders and winners were published on line and in the Telegraph. You can still take a peek at all the 2015 submissions on the Nautilus Flickr account.

In years the competition is not held, the Union still welcomes interesting images from seafaring members of life at sea, for promoting on its website or social media forums. To submit an image please email:

Please note that by entering Nautilus photo competitions or submitting entries for social media, you gave Nautilus International permission to use your submitted images in its print publications and on its website.


Image: Winner Richard Turnbull

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