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The judging for the tenth annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has finished, and the winning images and photographers have been announced. Photographer Luc Rooman won “Best in Show” for his image of a pair of fighting pike. The organizers of the contest have once more shared some of the winners and honorable mentions, shown below, from 13 categories of underwater photography. Captions were written by the individual photographers and have been lightly edited for clarity.



Against All Odds: 3rd Place, Wide Angle. Near Heron Island, Australia, a green sea turtle hatchling cautiously surfaces for air to a sky full of hungry birds. Against all odds, this hatchling must battle through the conditions of a raging storm while evading a myriad of predators. Not only has the tropical storm brought out thousands of circling birds, but there are also patrolling sharks and large schools of fish on the hunt for baby turtles.

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Hannah Le Leu / Ocean Art)