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Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest


This summer, we asked all of you to submit your best photos to our 2015 Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest. We were amazed by all of the beautiful images that you submitted and incredibly grateful for those of you who voted. After weeks of deliberation, our judges have spoken! Here are the winners from this year’s photo contest!

A hearty congratulations to Emma Levy and Ben Hicks for claiming the top two prizes!

“Survival,” the photo by Ben Hicks, shows a baby loggerhead turtle swimming beneath some Sargassum seaweed in Boca Raton, Florida. Judges loved the expression Ben captured on the the little turtle’s face, as well as the colors of the Sargassum against the water, earning him the “Judges’ Choice” award. Ben was also a runner-up in our Winter 2014 Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest.

Emma’s photo, “Lunge Feeding” features two humpback whales feeding anchovies in their summer feeding grounds off of California. It received the highest number of public votes and earned the “People’s Choice” award.

This year’s contest also featured winners in the following categories:

  •  Arctic: “Eagle on Ice” by Elaine Hester
  • Ocean at Work: “Burmese Leg Rower” by Jane Saull
  • Marine Invertebrates: “Porcelain Crab in Anemone” by Kathy Krucker
  • Marine Mammals: “Sealed In” by Jim Ingraham
  • “Our Ocean” (General): “Great Blue Heron at Dusk” by Bill Camarota

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this year’s photo contest, as well as the panel of judges who made this contest possible. We look forward to seeing all of your entries next year!

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