The 30 Finalists Of The Ocean Photography Awards

Ocean Photography Awards announced 30 finalists for the competition. Here are 30 of the finalists.

1. Conservation Photographer, Nicholas Samaras

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“A seahorse clings to a face mask (in Stratoni, Greece)”

2. Youth Photographer, Hannah Le Leu

“A green sea turtle hatchling cautiously surfaces for air, to a sky full of hungry birds in Heron Island, Australia.”

3. Exploration Photographer, Matty Smith

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“A southern bobtail squid puts on a performance. Wollongong Harbour, Australia ”

4. Community Choice Award, Michael Haluwana

“A pod of dolphins catches a wave. Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia”

5. Stefan Christmann

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6. Matty Smith

7. Adventure Photographer, Sebastien Pontoizeau

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“A freediver duck dives to capture a photograph of a humpback whale.”

8. Community Choice Award, Phil De Glanville

“Surfer Jack Robinson rides the famous break known as ‘The Right’, home to some of the heaviest waves in the world.”

9. Adventure Photographer, Grant Thomas

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“Playful grey seals – a species that has been protected in the UK for decades under the Conservation of Seals Act 1970. Farne Islands, United Kingdom”

10. Adventure Photographer, Martin Broen

“A diver descends into a cenote. Quintana Roo, Mexico”