The prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest, organized by the Guide to Underwater Photography, has announced its results.
It's clear from this year's winning images that our community of underwater photographers has entered a new and exciting post-pandemic era.
14 categories ensure a competitive competition for all levels and disciplines.
The judges evaluated thousands of shots from 96 countries before selecting the images of the most beautiful wonders of the underwater world.
A shrimp hides in an ascidian.
Winner of the “Compact Macro” category, Philippines.
Ocean Art 2022 / Eunhee Cho
Crab that is perfectly reflected.
Winner of the “Portrait” category, Taiwan.
Ocean Art 2022 / Kuo-Wei Kao
Trio of sharks on the site of Fakarava, a biosphere reserve classified by Unesco.
Winner of the “Wide angle” category, French Polynesia.
Ocean Art 2022 / Renee Capozzola
Cassiopea jellyfish in crystal clear water in Sardinia.
Winner of the “Smartphone” category, Italy.
Ocean Art 2022 / Alessandro Buzzichelli
Male sea dragon carrying bright pink eggs on his tail.
Winner of the "Compact Handling" category, Australia.
Ocean Art 2022 / PT Hirschfield
Underwater tunnel at the Cenote Dos Pisos site.
Winner of the “Black and White” category, Mexico.
Ocean Art 2022 / Martin Broen
Caribbean reef octopus off West Palm Beach guarding its eggs;
she will die after they hatch.
All-around winner, Florida, USA.
Ocean Art 2022 / Kat Zhou
Rhizostome jellyfish trying to flee while a crab eats it.
Winner of the “Sea Life Behaviour” category, Holland.
Ocean Art 2022 / Luc Rooman
Nudibranchs, with their oral hood resembling a Venus flytrap and paddle-like cerata.
2nd place in the “Nudibranch” category, Canada.
Ocean Art 2022 / Veronika Nagy