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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.
Second place went to Henley Spiers for this photo of gannets diving off the coast of Scotland’s Shetland Islands.
Matty Smith was ranked third for his image of a baby hawksbill sea turtle for the first time in its short life.
The contest included for the first time a new category, The Female Fifty Fathoms Award, a special accolade to inspiring women in the field of ocean photography. The award was given to Renee Capozzola, a Los Angeles-based photographer and biology teacher.
In his vast collection of images is the one we see here, of a blacktip reef shark lining up its dorsal fin with the setting sun in French Polynesia.
The Young Ocean Photographer award was won by Hannah Le Leu for this photo of a baby green turtle emerging from the water to breathe, under a sky populated by hungry birds on Heron Island, Australia.
The winning photos will be displayed on the banks of the River Thames in London until October 17.
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