Scuba Diving with Whale in Tonga
Photo by: @thebucketlistfamily

It’s World Oceans Day on Wednesday, June 8th, so we’re celebrating with a #PPOceansDay Instagram challenge with guest judges @lonelywhale and @tfbergen challenge this week!

Over 70 percent of the earth’s surface is made up of water, and more than 95 percent of that is ocean. Water is all around us — from the clouds in the sky to the air we breathe — and a vital part of our existence, yet we often take it for granted. Share any image of water from your adventures and travels: puddle reflections in your neighborhood, walks along the coastline of your last vacation, and anything else you can think of; flow freely with your interpretations!

Follow the instructions below and check out the sample entry below for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed as a winner or honorable mention:



  1. Post a photo/video that fits this week’s challenge theme and mention @passionpassport and #PPOceansDay in your caption (if in the comments, we may miss it)
  2. Submit as many entries as you like between Tuesday, June 7th and 11:59pm EST on Saturday, June 11th*
  3. Include a brief write-up (3-5 sentences) in your caption telling us how your entry relates to the theme and why it’s personally significant to you
  4. Entries will be evaluated by guest judges based on Quality of Photo, Quality of Caption, Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme, and Following Instructions. Stay tuned for the winner and honorable mentions to be announced Sunday, June 12th on our Instagram feed

*NOTE: Entries must be posted or reposted from a public account during the challenge period. You cannot simply ‘tag’ an older photo/video. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the challenge period will not be considered eligible.


Sample Entry:

Hubbard Glacier in Vancouver, Canada
Photo by: @mavi.sun
Hubbard Glacier, Vancouver, Canada

Chasing ice. Right after this photo was taken, without any warning, several massive chunks of this phenomenal glacier suddenly broke off crashing into the ocean — huge pieces of frozen time gone in a few seconds. It was a humbling experience watching a glacier calving event at such proximity; a reminder of the fleeting beauty, raw power and magnificence of nature. / @passionpassport #PPOceansDay

@mavi.sun Hubbard Glacier, Vancouver, Canada


Featured image by: @tfbergen Reinefjord, Lofoten Islands, Norway