The 7th Annual Ocean Art underwater photography competition winners were announced this week. The competition sorted through thousands of entries from across 70 countries and consisted of 16 categories ranging from Wide-Angle and Super Macro to Cold Water and Marine Life Behavior. The Best of Show image was awarded to Duncan Murrell for capturing an image of three giant devil rays in the midst of an underwater ballet.
While some of the usual names in the underwater photography community were awarded this year, there are a lot of new names on the list, which is refreshing to see. As a diver and underwater photographer myself, I am always in awe of the amazing creatures our seas are home to. Certainly, all of the awarded images do a wonderful job at encapsulating the beauty of our oceans. If underwater photography isn't your thing, these images may just change your mind. Enjoy!
If you'd like to check out the rest of the awarded images you can do so here.
All images used with permission from the Ocean Art Competition.