Ocean Views 2013, one of the most prestigious underwater photography contests



For those who do not know it yet, Ocean Views 2013 is one of the most prestigious underwater photography contest in the world.

Organized by the underwater photographers community Wetpixel and the photography magazine Alertdiver, hundreds of photographers have submitted more than 1,000 images to this contest with the most surprising images from the ocean: unicellular organisms, the largest fish and mammals planet of the planet, surprising animal behaviors, curious animals partnerships or incredible aerial images that document many of the threats that our planet currently faces. The images taken cover almost every corner of the planet, from the warm Pacific coral reefs into the icy waters of the Arctic and Antarctic, to the Red Sea or the Atlantic.

Here you have, by courtesy of wetpixel, the best nature pictures of Ocean Views 2013

Grand Prize: ©Keith Munroe. "New beginnings"

Keith Munroe. "*New beginnings*".

 

First Prize: ©Douglas David Seifert. "Dugong"

dugong

 

Second Prize: ©Todd Bretl. "Bob tail squid"

Bob tail squid

 

Third Prize: ©George Pellissier. "Minke"

minke whale

 

Fourth Prize: ©Steven Kovacs. "Goby and eggs"

Goby and eggs

 

Fifth Prize: ©Luis Miguel Cortes Lozano. "Twins"

Twins moray eels

 

Sixth Prize: ©Claudio Contreras. "Koob sealion in kelp forest"

Koob sealion in kelp forest

 

Seventh Prize: ©Joaquín Gutiérrez. "Silver"

Silver

 

Eight Prize: ©Francis Pérez. "Green sea turtles" 

Green sea turtles

 

Ninth Prize: ©Tobias Friedrich. "Iceberg noraw"

Iceberg noraw

 

Tenth Prize: ©Domenico Roscigno. "Shrimp nudibranch"

Shrimp nudibranch

 

Eleventh Prize: ©Doc White. "Blue whale krill"

Blue whale krill

 

Twelfth Prize: ©Cristian Dimitrius. "Baby frigate bird"

Baby frigate bird

 

Honorable mention: ©Francis Pérez

whale shark

 

Honorable mention: ©Dafna Bennun

beluga whale

 

Honorable mention: ©Francis Pérez

Francis Perez

 

Honorable mention: ©Linda Drake

polar bear

 

Honorable mention: ©Lucia Griggi

Lucia Griggi

 

Honorable mention: ©Uwe Schmolke

Uwe Schmolke

We recommend you

¿How many sea turtle species

do you know?

Top ten Red Sea wrecks

10 reasons why

you should learn to dive

Sea turtle species The SS Thistlegorm Learn to dive

Next entry

Previous entry

Related entries

Similar entries