NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries wants to know what the ocean and Great Lakes mean to you. From now until August 15 you’re invited to share your best photos of waterscapes, marine life and people in national marine sanctuaries in the Beloved Deep Blue photo contest to help celebrate the beauty and importance of these special places.
The top three categorical winners will have the chance to get their work published in Earth is Blue Magazine and in the Earth is Blue social media campaign.
The three categories of photos include:
- Sanctuary Views: Send photos of landscapes, sunsets, and other breathtaking scenic shots from your favorite national sanctuary.
- Sanctuary Life: Send your best photos of sanctuary inhabitants such as crustaceans, fish, birds, whales and other ocean creatures.
- Sanctuary Portraits: Send your best images of people enjoying national marine sanctuary sites: boating, canoeing, diving, swimming, conducting research, striking a yoga pose, etc.
For more information about the contest click here. Good luck and remember to practice good ocean etiquette when taking photos.
By guest author Elly Bengtsson, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Elly Bengtsson is a biology student at Bates College and volunteer communications intern at NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.