World Oceans Day is an international day celebrated annually on June 8. This is a day to raise global awareness and recognize the value of our oceans and our obligations to preserve our marine environment.
Minister Ursell Arends y Minister Geoffrey Wever presented the prizes to the winners of the Nature Photography Competition 2021. FPNA also launched its informative mini-exhibition and commemorative postage stamps at Post Aruba NV with the prize-winning images of this competition 2021.
Five jurors consisted of the photography competition of last year, Mr. Hubert de Cuba, one representative of FPNA and Post Aruba, and two local artists, – Suelyn Dankerlui y Armando Goedgedrag of Artmando Multimedia. They selected the winning images from various impressive pictures.
Winners Amateur Category:
- “Face” of a Flamingo Tongue by Vasco Baselli;
- Floating in the Current by Tobia de Scisciolo;
- Cangreu di Hulanda by Michael Arends.
Winners Professional Category :
- The Green Sea Turtle: A Local Favorite by Kanter Constandse;
- The Ghost Crab by Nohemy Habibe.
You may visit the exhibition at the Post office and Parke Arikok. Minister Geoffrey Wever inaugurated the new series of postage stamps with the prize-winning images of the Nature Photography Competition 2021. This exhibition highlights the importance of protecting our sea, flora, and fauna.