The winners of the contest of underwater photography

• The winners of the contest of underwater photos

More than 650 underwater photographs were presented at the 2013 annual competition, organized by the Marine and Atmospheric Science at the Rosenstiel School of the University of Miami. Photos of the winners.

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

Full of eggs mouth

Male largemouth (Opistognathus macrognathus) keeps eggs in the mouth, yet it is not from the hatch fry. It took 3 rd place in the category "Fish Are marine life."

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

Small but poisonous

2nd place in the category "Fish Are marine life." Blue-ringed octopus - octopus genus, which includes three (possibly four) species found in coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Australia. Despite its small size, it has a rather aggressive character and recognized as one of the most poisonous animals in the world.

Despite the fact that the size of the blue-ringed octopus does not exceed 12-20 cm, they contain an amount of the poison, which is enough to kill 26 adult humans within minutes. At present, an antidote to the poison blue-ringed octopus does not exist.

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

Samara

Portrait of lionfish from Honduras took 1st place in the category "Fish Are marine life."

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

Crab

Crab anemonovy spotted the Philippines. 3 in the "Macro" category.

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

Three other

Imperial shrimp with two clams. 2nd place in the "Macro" category.

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

Anemonovaya shrimp

Portrait shrimp anemonovoy the Philippines took 1st place in the "Macro" category.

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

The underwater world

Butterfly raccoons (lunula) and angelfish swim around the reef in the Red Sea near Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. 3rd place in the photo category "wide viewing angle".

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

Dolphins in Hawaii

2nd place in the category of "wide viewing angle".

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

Samara from the wreck

Lionfish and schools of fish in the "Thistlegorm" - the British armed cargo ship, which was sunk by October 6, 1941 during the Second World War under the Ras Muhammad in the Red Sea and is now a famous place for diving. 1st place in the category of "wide viewing angle".

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

whitetip shark in the Bahamas

3rd place in the student category.

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

great hammerhead

2nd place in the student category.

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

Goliath

1st place in the student category. The author is the same as that of the previous photo. Atlantic Giant grouper - a large marine fish of the family stone perch. In length it can grow up to 2.5 meters and weigh up to 360 kg. However, the grouper - it is not the supreme predator, it has natural enemies among the larger fish. It barracudas, moray eels, large sharks.

The winners of the contest of underwater photography

One in the forest

Photo-winner Seal underwater photography among kelp - seaweed (the genus of plants from the group of brown algae).