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Stunning Winning Photos From The Ocean Art 2019 Contest

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Everyone loves a good photography contest, right? A selection of stunning photos picked by a talented jury is just the perfect way to find not only entertainment but also inspiration. Underwater Photography Guide just announced the winners of their 2019 Ocean Art Contest. With 16 different categories, such as Wide-Angle, Portrait, and Nudibranchs, the final count of photographs boiled down to a solid hundred, prize winners and honorable mentions included.

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition offered over $85,000 in prizes and attracted thousands of entries. Underwater Photography Guide describes this particular contest as one of the most prestigious nature photo contests in the world. This year’s entries came from 78 countries, a pretty impressive number that guaranteed solid representation from all over the world. The 2019 contest winners were picked out by Tony Wu, Martin Edge, Marty Snyderman, and Scott Gietler. You can read the judges’ commentary by clicking here

More info: uwphotographyguide.com

Honorable Mention – Enrico Somogyi – Compact Wide Angle Category – “Coconut Octopus”

5th Place – Tianhong Wang – Blackwater Category – “Bride”

5th Place - Tianhong Wang - Blackwater Category - "Bride"
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3rd Place – Steven Kovacs – Blackwater Category – “Lionfish”

3rd Place – Dave Johnson – Macro Category – “The Hyponotist”

3rd Place - Dave Johnson - Macro Category - "The Hyponotist"
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3rd Place – George Kuo-Wei Kao – Novice Macro Category – “Who Is It?”

1st – Paula Vianna – Marine Life Behavior Category – “A Friendly Ride”

1st - Paula Vianna - Marine Life Behavior Category - "A Friendly Ride"
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2nd Place – Paolo Bausani – Blackwater Category – “Blanket Octopus”

4th Place – Greg Lecoeur – Reefscapes Category – “Biodiversity”

4th Place - Greg Lecoeur - Reefscapes Category - "Biodiversity"
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1st Place – Greg Lecoeur – Coldwater Category – “Crab-Eater Seal”

3rd Place – Fabien Martinazzo – Compact Macro Category – “Telle Une Torpille Pelagia Cherche Sa Proie”

3rd Place - Fabien Martinazzo - Compact Macro Category - "Telle Une Torpille Pelagia Cherche Sa Proie"
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