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Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition Winners Announced, $67,000 Worth Of Prizes Awarded

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SANTA MONICA, California -- The Ocean Art Underwater Photo competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced its winners for 2010.

Over $67,000 worth of prizes were awarded to 77 photographers, include 12 days on the luxury liveaboard Arenui, 18 nights in Papua New Guinea at Walindi / Febrina and Loloata, 9 days on the Solmar V, 1.5 spots on an 11-day SMY Ondina trip, and 9 days on the Manthiri Maldives liveaboard.

Judges this year included prestigious professional photographers Chris Newbert, Martin Edge, Marty Snyderman, and Bonnie Pelnar. 1st place, Behavior category. "On Guard" by Matt Tworkowski

There are 7 winners in each of 11 categories, including Wide-angle, Macro, Portrait, Behavior, Novice, Nudibranchs, Supermacro, Fashion, and 3 Compact Camera categories.

The best of show was a stunning portrait of a saltwater crocodile in the Solomon Islands, taken by Keri Wilk. Other stunning images include a cuttlefish eating its prey, an octopus guarding its eggs, and a beautiful juvenile flying fish. Thousands of entries were viewed by the judges before the final set of amazing images were selected.

Winning photos can be seen here:

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