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Winning Images from the 9th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
By UWPG News

2020 Ocean Art Contest Winners

2020 Ocean Art Contest Winners
UWPG News
Winning Images from the 9th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest

Although 2020 was anything but a normal year, this year's Ocean Art 2020 Underwater Photo Competition managed to produce some of the best underwater photography that we have seen to date! Underwater explorers around the world took photos in their own backyards or select destinations open to travel, and revisited their archives to bring us some truly eye-catching photography.

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By Ocean Art Judges

Ocean Art Photo Competition 2020 Judges Comments

Ocean Art Judges

The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is one of the most prestigious underwater photo contests in the world, attracting some of the world's most talented photographers. This year 12 different categories ensured a fun competition for all camera classes and disciplines of underwater photography. 

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out the 2020 Ocean Art Contest Winners.

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Winning Images from a special Ocean Art "Safe Under the Sea" Underwater Photo Contest

Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea Winners

Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea Winners
Winning Images from a special Ocean Art "Safe Under the Sea" Underwater Photo Contest

First of all, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the amazing underwater photographers that participated in this special underwater photo competition, and all the generous sponsors who made the competition possible. Ocean Art "Safe Under the Sea" has been a great way to bring people from around the world together to dust off old hard drives, share the beauty of our oceans, and help aid the WHO and CDC Foundation in their fight to improve the health of the planet and its people.

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The story behind the Ocean Art 2019 Underwater Art category winner
By Paco Sedano

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Paco Sedano
The story behind the Ocean Art 2019 Underwater Art category winner

"The photo, "Psychedelic Seahorse," by Paco Sedano unanimously won 1st place in the Underwater Art category of the Ocean Art 2019 underwater photo competition. The win was well deserved and displayed a mastery of editing softwares to make beautiful art from an underwater image. The editors at UWPG were amazed with Paco's technique, so we asked him to describe his creative process" - Nirupam Nigam, Editor-in-Chief

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Francisco (Paco) Sedano is a PhD student in the Marine Biology Laboratory of the University of Seville (Spain). His research focuses on the study of marine communities associated with coastal defence structures (such as breakwaters and sea walls). Studying the physical and chemical characteristics of these structures and its influence on marine organisms, he aims to provide the knowledge necessary to develop sustainable coastal infrastructures. He is also passionate about diving and photography. He regularly organise underwater photo exhibitions and nature photography meetings. He has also published his works in some magazines and websites and regularly takes part in underwater photo contests, with the hope of increasing social awareness towards marine conservation.

See his work in Instagram: @sedano_uwphoto 

Also in Facebook: Francisco Sedano

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Winning Images from the prestigious 8th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
By UWPG News

2019 Ocean Art Contest Winners

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Winning Images from the prestigious 8th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest

First of all, we would like to congratulate everyone who joined the 2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition! This competition is one of the most prestigious nature photo contests in the world, and the winning images represent some of the best underwater photographs of the year, taken in some of the best scuba diving locations in the world.

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By Ocean Art Judges

Ocean Art Photo Competition 2019 Judges Comments

Ocean Art Judges

The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is one of the most prestigious underwater photo contests in the world, attracting some of the world's most talented photographers. 16 different categories ensure a fun competition for all camera classes and disciplines of underwater photography. This year we had two new exciting categories - Blackwater and Conservation.

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out the 2019 Ocean Art Contest Winners.

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By Ocean Art Judges

Ocean Art Photo Competition 2018 Judges Comments

Ocean Art Judges

The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is one of the most prestigious underwater photo contests in the world, attracting some of the world's most talented photographers. 16 different categories ensure a fun competition for all camera classes and disciplines of underwater photography. 

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out the 2018 Ocean Art Contest Winners.

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Winning Images from the prestigious 7th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
By UWPG News

2018 Ocean Art Contest Winners

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Winning Images from the prestigious 7th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest

First of all, we would like to congratulate everyone who joined the 2018 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition! This competition is one of the most prestigious nature photo contests in the world, and the winning images represent some of the best underwater photographs of the year taken at some of the best scuba diving locations in the world. Photographers from 70 countries entered images, and over $80,000 in sponsor prizes have been awarded, making the Ocean Art prize value among the highest in the world.

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Winning images from the SoCal Shootout 2017 sponsored by Bluewater Photo & Travel
By Matthew Sullivan

SoCal Shootout Winners Announced

SoCal Shootout 2017 Winners Announced
Matthew Sullivan
Winning images from the SoCal Shootout 2017 sponsored by Bluewater Photo & Travel

Congrats to the winners of the 7th annual SoCal Shootout!

Winning images were taken all over Southern California, from the Northern Channel Islands all the way down to San Diego, and everywhere in between.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matthew Sullivan is an underwater and conservation photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. For more of his pictures follow him on Instagram.

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Winning Images from the prestigious 6th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
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2016 Ocean Art Contest Winners

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Winning Images from the prestigious 6th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest

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