Winning Images from the Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest

The prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced its 2019 winners. The 8th annual competition attracted an extremely high caliber of photos from oceans around the world. These photos showcase the best underwater photographs of the year. 2019 was one of the most competitive years to date. Our two new categories, conservation and blackwater diving, had incredible photos and were two of the highlights of the competition.Sixteen glorious winning images of underwater breathtaking beauty.ENJOY.

1…Crab-Eater Seal”. 1st Place Coldwater. During an expedition on a small sailboat, we explored the Antarctica…

2…1st Place Marine Life Behavior Ocean Art 2019. “A Friendly Ride”. Pink whip rays catching a ride on a small-eyed ray….

3…4th Place Reefscape Ocean Art 2019. Biodiversity”. Echinoderms form a branch of benthic marine animals present at all...

4…1st Place Nudibranch Ocean Art 2019. “Treats from Maloolaba River”. The Mooloolah River is a rich treasure trove of..

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5…1st Place Blackwater Ocean Art 2019. “Snaketooth Swallower”. The observation of juvenile deepsea fish is possible…

6…1st Place Supermacro Ocean Art 2019. Clownfish Eggs”. Location: Seraya Secret — Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Photo:…

7…1st Place Compact Behavior Ocean Art 2019. “Open Mouth Grouper”. I was taking this picture at a cleaning station. The…

8…Honorable Mention Coldwater Ocean Art 2019. “Welcoming Committee”. South American sea lions are very curious and I…

9…1st Place Novice Macro Ocean Art 2019. Rising Star Photographer Award. “Seahorse Bus”. I’ve been taking videos of…

10…1st Place Wide Angle Ocean Art 2019. “A Blur of Sweetlips”. This photograph was taken in November 2019 during the…

11…Turtle victim of fishing lines
12…Icerock underwater iceberg Greenland
13…Lemon Goby Fish Pair

14…The Blue Arch Underwater

15…Blended Camouflage Fish

16…Halry at Sunrise

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