Nature’s Best Photography Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the Ocean Views Photography Contest!
Out of nearly 8,000 submitted photos, 26 images have been selected as winners. All winning images will be published in the next issue of Nature's Best Photography magazine due out this summer. If you were not selected to as a winner in this year’s contest, we encourage you to continue with the great work! We received so many excellent photos, which made our selection process very difficult!
Our next Ocean Views competition will open for entries in the Fall of 2009 as we launch a new alliance with the Divers Alert Network. This new partnership will bring enhanced opportunities for image display through online, print, and exhibition presentations. Stay connected to our blog (www.naturesbestblog.com) for more information and updates.
We appreciate your patience in receiving this announcement. Thank you for participating in this years' competition—the images entered were very high quality—and we look forward to seeing more of your photography in the future.
See the attached list to view the names of the winners.
All the best,
The Nature's Best Team
The winners' list was a PDF, but I've ripped it out as text:
Grand Prize Winner:
Matthew Potenski (Whale Shark and Sardines)
Winners (in alphabetical order):
Stephen Belcher (Adelie Penguin Jumping)
Gary Brennand (Cuttlefish, Pink Anemonefish, Green Turtle and Moon Jellyfish)
Linda Cline (Pygmy Seahorse)
David Hartley (Weddell Seal)
Richard Herrman (Blue Shark, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, and Research Sub)
George Jiri Karbus (Bottlenose Dolphins)
Marina Kochetova (Giant Pacific Octopus)
Steven Kovacs (Nudibranchs)
Rainer Mirau (Dustanburgh Castle, England)
Amos Nachoum (Sailfish )
Michael Patrick O’Neill (Checkerboard Wrasse)
Lazaro Ruda (Spotted Dolphin )
Alexander Safonov (Cape Gannet and Sardines)
Rogerio Silva (Whitetip Reef Shark)
Patrick Smith (Pfeiffer Beach State Park)
Victor Tabernero (Nosestripe Clownfish)
Carlos Virgili (Photographer/Canary Islands)
Darwin Wiggett (Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia)
Timothy Wolcott (Graveyard of the Icebergs)
Jeffrey Yonover (Diver and Golden Sweepers)
Kah Kit Yoong (Victoria Coast, Australia)