Under The Sea: The Winning Images of The Ocean Art 2021 Underwater Photo Competition
A green sea turtle hatchling surfaces for air at Heron Island, Australia.
Hannah Le Leu
Stunning images from the 10th year of the worldwide Ocean Art underwater photo competition. Thousands of entries from 81 countries were judged with the winners including nine taken in Australia.
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A long-snouted seahorse in Biograd na Moru, Croatia.
In a small patch of empty seashells, juvenile octopuses take refuge from predators.
A small catfish comes to the surface of a pond in Leipzig, Germany.
A rare red frogfish, or anglerfish, in Sydney, Australia.
‘The gang’ swimming on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
A female Octopus tetricus, or common Sydney octopus, caring for her young.
Fish Rock, a rocky island off South West Rocks in New South Wales, Australia, is a habitat for the endangered grey nurse shark.
Nicolas & Léna Remy
A small lizardfish that has mistaken a cigarette butt drifting by for a fish.
A peacock mantis shrimp with eggs in the Philippines.
Fighting pike fish, the winner in the Marine Life Behaviour category.
A ladybug amphipod on a red crinoid at Komodo, Indonesia.
‘Wide view’ taken in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
Young tripodfish have large rounded fins that they can use to mimic jellyfish in order to try to stay camouflaged from predators.
An eagle ray shuffles the sand looking for food.
A frogfish in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
A Indian bride in an underwater environment.
The Chromodoris luterosa nudibranch during its period of reproduction.
This male anthias fish is the winner in the portrait category.
‘I’m the boss here’: An underwater photo of a seal shot in Isla Espiritu Santo, Mexico.