Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the beauty of oceans. For this contest we partnered with Project Manaia to help raise ocean conservation awareness and to make sustainable research at sea more accessible. Project Manaia: Association for sustainable Boating and marine Conservation. A big thank you to guest judge Jonathan Watson. "My name is Jonathan Watson and I am a professional surf photographer. I have been featured in many magazines and websites and I want to spread my image knowledge to others. The ocean is one of natures finest elements and it is always beautiful if you photograph it correctly. The ocean and waves gets me stoked!"

Grand Jury Winner

"The photo has superb composition and it shows how amazing the ocean can be. The photo makes the viewer imagine they were watching the sun slowly fall across the Australian sky while dolphins leap through the air" - Jonathan Watson

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"I travel to Hawaii a few times a year but never have I seen lava spewing into the ocean. Mike brings a unique perspective into his photos that most people are not able to capture." - Jonathan Watson

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"The shutter speed on this photo created such a unique pattern of the waves on the beach. It is a very dramatic photo and the contrast is amazing. " - Jonathan Watson

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