20+ Beautiful Winning Photos From The Ocean Art 2019 Contest

Isn’t it true that everyone enjoys a good photography competition? A gorgeous collection of images chosen by a talented jury is the ideal approach to find both amusement and inspiration. The winners of the 2019 Ocean Art Contest were just announced by Underwater Photography Guide. With 16 different categories like Wide-Angle, Portrait, and Nudibranchs, the total number of images was reduced to a hundred, including award winners and honorable mentions.

The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition gathered thousands of entries and gave over $85,000 in awards. This contest is described by Underwater Photography Guide as “one of the most distinguished nature photo contests in the world.” This year’s entries came from 78 countries, a huge amount that ensured strong representation from all corners of the globe.

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

2. 3rd Place – Steven Kovacs – Blackwater Category – “Lionfish”

3. 3rd Place – George Kuo-Wei Kao – Novice Macro Category – “Who Is It?”

4. 2nd Place – Paolo Bausani – Blackwater Category – “Blanket Octopus”

5. 1st Place – Greg Lecoeur – Coldwater Category – “Crab-Eater Seal”

6. 4th Place – Jake Wilton – Novice Wide Angle Category – “Beauty Spots”

7. Honorable Mention – Naomi Strong – Novice Macro Category – “What Are You Looking At?”

8. 4th Place – Johan Sundelin – Coldwater Category – “Catch”

9. 1st Place – Virginia Salzedo – Portrait Category – “Gaspare”

10. 2nd Place – Nicholas More – Reefscapes Category – “Mangrove Soft Coral”

11. 2nd Place – Andrea Pescarolo – Nudibranchs Category – “The Sheep”

12. 3rd Place – Fabien Martinazzo – Compact Macro Category – “Telle Une Torpille Pelagia Cherche Sa Proie”

13. 4th Place – Greg Lecoeur – Reefscapes Category – “Biodiversity”

14. 1st – Paula Vianna – Marine Life Behavior Category – “A Friendly Ride”

15. 3rd Place – Dave Johnson – Macro Category – “The Hyponotist”

16. 5th Place – Tianhong Wang – Blackwater Category – “Bride”

17. Honorable Mention – Suzan Meldonian – Blackwater Category – “Long Lure Larval Flounder”

18. 2nd Place – Tobias Friedrich – Coldwater Category – “Icerock”

19. 1st Place – Shane Gross – Conservation Category – “Victim”

20. 1st Place – Francisco Sedano – Underwater Art Category – “Psychedelic Seahorse”

21. 1st Place – Jules Casey – Novice Macro Category – “Seahorse Bus”

22. Honorable Mention – Celia Kujala – Coldwater Category – “Welcoming Committee”

23. 1st Place – Fabien Michenet – Blackwater Category – “Snaketooth Swallower”

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