The winners of the $85,000 Ocean Art Photo competition
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition has announced its 2019 winners.
Organised by the Underwater Photography Guide, the 8th edition of the annual competition offered more than $85,000 USD in prizes.
The Best of Show winner is a striking photo of a crab-eater seal maneuvering quickly through freezing waters under Antarctic ice by photographer Greg Lecoeur.
The winner of the Rising Star Photographer Award, and a close runner-up for best of show, was Julie Casey's photo of six juvenile seahorses.
Ocean Art 2019 judges included underwater photographers Tony Wu, Martin Edge, and Marty Snyderman, and Underwater Photography Guide publisher Scott Gietler.
You can see more of the winning images here, and a selection below.