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

Member of Ocean Artists Society

Winner/ 1st Placing:

  • Underwater Photographer of the Year, B&W, 2020

  • International Photographer of the Year, 2018

  • Ocean Geographic, Valerie Taylor CP Award, 2018

  • ADEX Voice of the Ocean, Best of Show 2018

  • NPSS Singapore Nature Photographer of the Year, 2018 

  • Ocean Geographic, Michael Aw M&P Award, 2017

  • OG POTY, Master of Competition Wyland Award, 2013

  • Ocean Geographic, Photo Journalist Award, 2013

Runner-up/ 2nd Placing:

  • Our World Underwater, 2017

  • International Photography Awards, 2017

  • Ocean Geographic, Photo Journalist Award, 2015 & 2014

3rd Placing:

  • World Shootout Underwater, 2017

  • PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2017

Highly Commended/ Hon. Mention/ Finalist:

  • Ocean Geographic, Pascal Lecocq CV Award, 2020

  • Travel Photographer of the Year, 2019 &2018

  • Ocean Art Contest 2019

  • International Photography Awards, 2019

  • Close-up Photographer of the Year, 2019

  • Cádiz Photonature Int. Nature Photo Contest, 2019

  • Ocean Geographic, Michael Aw M&P Award, 2018

  • Ocean Geographic, Stephen Frink S&P Award, 2018

  • Sony World Photography Awards, 2017

  • Siena International Awards, 2017

  • Our World Underwater, 2017

  • Black & White Spider Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Neutral Density Photography Awards, 2017

  • Ocean Geographic, Ernie Brookes B&W Award, 2015

  • Ocean Geographic, Caden Wallace Seascape, 2015

  

Publications & Membership:

- UPY Yearbook Cover 2020

- DPG Photographer of the Week 2020

- 25th International Nature Namur Festival, Belgium, 2019

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

- 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. 

- Inducted into the Ocean Artists Society 2015