“Our World Underwater 2013,” an international underwater photo contest known in some parts as the Super Bowl of underwater imaging events, produced thousands of images representing photographers from 15 countries. The entries didn’t disappoint, as you will see. DivePhotoGuide and WetPixel, which put on the contest that donated a portion of the proceeds to marine conservation, gave us permission to publish some of the winning photos. Take a look.
“Make Room for Me!”
Eden Rock, Grand Cayman
Photo by Amanda Nicholls
Comment: A tarpon is surrounded by dinner.
“Cloud of Tadpoles”
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Photo by Eiko Jones
Comment: It’s rush hour under the lily pads.
Photo by Todd Bretl
Comment: Strange but attractive creature we believe to be a bobtail squid.
“My Personal Carpet”
Cabilao Island, Philippines
Photo by Federica Bambi
Comment: A crab too beautiful to eat.
“Goby on Whip Coral”
Red Sea, Israel
Photo by Amir Stern
Comment: Gobies are from the family of Gobiidae, one of the largest fish families with more than 2,000 species. Not all are see-through.
“Swimming in the Sunset”
Photo by Nicholas Samaras
Comment: Seahorses are named for their equine appearance, in case you didn’t know.
Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia
Photo by Justin Gilligan
Comment: Can you spot the one that got the baitfish? We have a pretty good idea.
Richelieu Rock, Thailand
Photo by Alex Rush
Comment: Aptly named photo of a barracuda and its cast of thousands. Love it.
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