Ocean Photographer of the Year: The Best Marine Life Photos of 2021

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Image source, Aimee Jan / Ocean Photography Awards

Aimee Jan won the Ocean Photographer of the Year contest for her image of a green turtle surrounded by Asian glassfish. The photo was captured on the Ningaloo Reef off the west coast of Australia.

The contest, organized by Oceanographic Magazine, seeks to highlight the beauty of the ocean and the seriousness of the threats it faces.

Image source, HENLEY SPIERS / Ocean Photography Awards

Second place went to Henley Spiers for this photo of gannets diving off the coast of Scotland’s Shetland Islands.

Image source, Matty Smith / Ocean Photography Awards

Matty Smith was ranked third for his image of a baby hawksbill sea turtle for the first time in its short life.


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