NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has announced the Get Into Your Sanctuary contest winners.
This year’s contestants used creative techniques and thoughtful compositions that capture everything from historic shipwrecks to sunsets over misty waters, and delightful portraits of wildlife above and below the surface. Thanks to the work of these incredible photographers, viewers can enjoy the wonders of America’s national marine sanctuaries without leaving home.
Photographers of all skilled levels submitted photos in four categories: “Sanctuary Life,” “Sanctuary Views,” “Sanctuary Recreation,” and a new category to accommodate life amid a pandemic, “Sanctuaries at Home.” This year’s winning photos document the extraordinary beauty of our ocean and Great Lakes and the creative ways people are finding to enjoy and appreciate nature.
The winning photographs will be featured in NOAA’s Earth is Blue magazine, Get Into Your Sanctuary recreation magazine, and the Earth is Blue social media campaign. The photo contest will run again next year from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.