10 photos won the underwater shooting contest

The rare ecosystem in the sea makes many people amazed, such as rays to find food in plastic waste and struggle for survival.

A photo of a seal (Crabeater Seal) winning the top prize in the competition. "We explore Antarctica by diving into the water. At -1 degrees C, we record images of marine animals in the ecosystem here. Although this animal The name is crab seal, but 95% of their food is krill. "

The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest has attracted photographers from 78 countries, with a total prize value of over $ 85,000. This is one of the world's most prestigious nature photo contests, held annually. Photo: Greg Lecoeur.

The work of Blended by Talia Greis, won the first prize in the category of wide-angle compact cameras. "This is the first time I've ever seen a fish that is able to disguise such a master. They are known as yellow-crested weedfish, swaying like seaweed with colors that are almost similar, very difficult to distinguish them from their surroundings, "the author recounted.

The photo, called Seahorse Bus, was taken at Blairgowrie Marina, Victoria, Australia to win the Macro category for beginners. "Taking a picture of six young seahorses clinging to the seagrass branches, turning in one direction is a difficult challenge. I'm glad to capture this image because of the quick passing moment, the survival rate of the seahorses." I'm very short, "said Jules Casey, the owner of the photo.

Icerock (Ice) won second prize in the category of Cold Water. Tobias Friedrich, the author of the photo, said: "We dive under the iceberg east of Greenland. The diver brought a few lights to record videos, giving me a chance to capture this moment."

The picture of The Story by Wu Yung-Sen won the second prize in the Macro category showing Pygmy goby living in a discarded beer in the Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.

The Blue Arch is the name of the photo that won the second prize in the Wide Angle category for beginners. Author George Kuo-Wei Kao said: "The school of large fish is made up of very small sized sardines. Before taking the picture, we surveyed a number of diving services to be able to catch sight of the scene. this statue in the early morning ".

Photo Plastic Soup (plastic soup) by author Brooke Lori Pyke won the third category of Conservation. "In the rainy season, I often see debris swept from Indonesian rivers into the sea. The ray tries to filter food from the plastic floating near the surface of the water. There's also plastic waste. I and the diving team were hit hard by the sight, "the photographer said.

Eye of the Tornado won the third prize in the Wide Angle category. Photographer Adam Martin recounted: "I had been dreaming of a tornado in the Cabo Pulmo sea (Mexico) a few years ago. On the second dive when I was here, I was lucky. At first, the fish gathered. together obscuring the sun and "flowing" from the water to the bottom of the ocean, turning into a whirlwind around my diving instructor. "

The photo, titled Strange Encounters, was ranked fourth in the category of Marine Life. "The sight of cormorants hunting sardines is one of the best diving experiences in Los Islotes, La Paz, Mexico. I spent an afternoon diving, focusing on capturing this bird's behavior. "They can adapt well to the underwater world. In the photo, the cormorant is speeding up to plunge into sardines, while the separated fishes try to escape," recalls author Hannes Klostermann.

A photo of the Glass Fish Reef Honorable Mention Award, capturing the moment when the fish were surrounded by corals at the Four Kings diving area, Indonesia. Author Nicholas More describes, the fish concentrated here makes him surprised. "They move as a whole to avoid being eaten."

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