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Winners of the 2018 Underwater Photo Competition Show the Beauty of Life Under the Sea

The competition is run by Underwater Photography Guide, a leading destination for tutorials, gear reviews, and news on underwater photography.

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Atlantic Spotted Dolphins”
Mirrorless Wide-Angle, 1st Place. Eugene Kitsios.
Shot in Bimini, Bahamas with Olympus E-M1 Camera

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Sunsplit”
Reefscapes, 2nd Place. Tobias Friedrich.
Shot in Red Sea, Egypt with Canon 1DX Mark II

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Porcelain Bloom”
Porcelain Crab
Supermacro, 2nd Place. Wayne Jones.
Shot in Anilao, Philippines with Canon 5D Mark IV

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Special Encounter”
Oceanic Manta Ray
Novice DSLR, 1st Place. Alvin Cheung.
Shot it Socorro, Mexico with Nikon D810 Camera

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“No No!”
Galapagos Sealion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Mirrorless Wide-Angle, 3rd Place. Pier Main.
Shot in Galapagos Island with Olympus E-M1 Mark II Camera

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Red on Green”
Coral Goby on Coral
Macro, 2nd Place. Kate Tinson.
Shot in North Sulawesi, Indonesia with Olympus TG4

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Foggy Morning in Adams River”
Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)
Cold Water, 5th Place. Eiko Jones.
Shot in British Columbia, Canada with Nikon D800e Camera

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Speedy Cuttlefish”
Cuttlefish (Sepiola sp.)
Macro, 3rd Place. Fabio Iardino.
Shot in Trieste Gulf, Italy with Nikon D850

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“My Babies”
Yellowtail clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii) oxygenating its eggs
Mirrorless Behavior, 1st Place. Fabrice Dudenhofer.
Shot in Amami Oshima Island, Japan with Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Sheep on the Shot”
Costasiella sp.
Nudibranchs, Honorable Mention. Chun Ho Tam.
Shot in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia with Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“3 Baby Seahorses”
Big-belly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)
Mirrorless Macro, 1st Place. Steven Walsh.
Shot in Blairgowrie Pier, Victoria, Australia with Sony A7III Camera

Participants could select from 16 different categories, including a new Underwater Art section.

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Disco Nudi”
Hypselodoris bullocki nudibranch
Underwater art, 1st Place. Bruno Van Saen.
Shot in Bali, Indonesia with Nikon D810 Camera

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Discovering the Hidden Face of Yucatan”
Freediver in Cenote
Underwater Art, 3rd Place. Guillaume Néry.
Shot in Yucatan, Mexico with Sony A7R II Camera

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Two Inquisitive Friends”
Australian sea lion pups.
Wide Angle, 3rd Place. Celia Kujala.
Shot in Jurien Bay Marine Park, Western Australia, Australia with Nikon D500

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

Croc in the Mist”
American Crocodile
Portrait, 2rd Place. Christina Barringer.
Shot in Banco Chinchorro, Mexico with Canon 6D Camera

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Chimaera”
Spotted Ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei)
Portrait, 1st Place. Claudio Zori.
Shot in Hurst Island, Canada with Nikon D300S

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

“Hairy Flames”
Hairy Shrimp
Supermacro, 1st Place. Edison So.
Shot in Anilao, Philippines with Canon 5D Mark III

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