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Dolphin pod racing video creates waves in Nautilus/Inmarsat photo competition

16 May 2019

A Nautilus member's incredible video of dolphins racing a cargo vessel is the latest thought-provoking entry in the Union's Life at Sea photo competition, sponsored by Inmarsat.

Brian Landry's video show the dolphins keeping pace over the bulbous bow at the same speed as the vessel's 15 knots on a route from New Orleans to Paranam in Surinam.

The regular competition being held in 2019 to coincide with the Union's General Meeting, is open to all seafarers and members. It seeks pictures that capture the reality of modern-day seafaring – the highs and the lows, the good and the bad, and the 'business' and the pleasure.

This year we are especially keen to welcome video, as well as stills.

Thanks to Inmarsat, there are generous cash prizes on offer – with £1,250 for the winning entry, £750 for second prize and £500 for the third-placed entry.

Judges are not simply looking for photographic prowess – they will particularly welcome entries that give the most arresting and thought-provoking images of shipboard life, showing things that the wider public don't normally see.

Be sure and email your entries to with Nautilus/Inmarsat photo competition in the subject line before the closing date of Monday 5 August 2019.

The prizes will be presented at the Nautilus International General Meeting in Rotterdam in October, where an exhibition of the best entries will be on show.