BEHIND THE LENS

The ocean has always been my sanctuary; a place where I find solace and recharge from life’s endeavours. There are serious issues regarding the degradation of the ocean that need a cohesive voice to address.

 

In a small way, I hope that my photographs can contribute to this change.

 

We can only protect what we love, and perhaps through the lens, I can show that there is much that is worth protecting.

 

 

Mok Wai Hoe

Accolades:

- Close-up Photographer of the Year 2019, Finalist

- Cadiz Photonature 2019, Hon. Mention

- International Photography Awards 2019, Hon. Mention

- Travel Photographer of the Year 2018, Finalist

- Ocean Geographic Photos of the Year 2018

   * Valerie Taylor Colour Print Award, Winner

   * Michael. Aw Music & Pictures Award, Hon. Mention

   * Stephen Frink Seascapes & People Award, Hon. Mention

- International Photographer of the Year, 2018, Winner

- NPSS Singapore Nature Photographer of the Year, 2018 

- Ocean Geographic, MA Music&Pictures 2017, Winner

- Sony World Photography Awards 2017, Commended

- Siena International Awards 2017, Remarkable Artwork

Our World Underwater, 2017

  * Wide Angle Traditional, Silver

  * Wide Angle Unrestricted, Hon. Mention

- International Photography Awards 2017, 2nd place

- World Shootout Underwater 2017, 3rd Place

- 12th Black & White Spider Awards, 2017, Hon. Mention

- PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2017, 3rd place

Ocean Geographic Photos of the Year 2015

  * OG Photo Journalist Award, Runner-up

  * Ernie Brooks B&W Prints, Hon. Mention

  * Carden Wallace Seascapes, Hon. Mention

Ocean Geographic Photos of the year 2014

  * OG Photo Journalist Award, Runner-up

Ocean Geographic Photos of the year 2013

  * Master of Competition Wyland Award

  * OG Photo Journalist Award, Winner

Publications & Membership:

- 25th International Nature Namur Festival, Belgium, 2019

- NatGeo, 15 Breathtaking Photos of the Natural World, 2017

- Published in Smithsonian Online, "Photo of the Day," 2017

- OG "OGX Emerging Pro Wildlife Photographer", 2016 

- Ocean Geographic Issues 27/14, 31/15, 35/16 and 37/16. 

- HÖRZU Issue#8/17

- Inducted into the Ocean Artists Society 2015

Member of Ocean Artists Society