For the majority of us, it’s very challenging to observe ocean animals in their natural environments– not to mention capture photos to reveal our good friends later on.

However that’s not the case for these acclaimed professional photographers. just recently revealed the winners of its yearly image contest for the 2018-2019 year.

The contest is among the longest-running and many distinguished online image competitors– every year, numerous professional photographers from all over the world send countless photos in a variety of classifications, from “Close-ups” to “Wrecks.” Images are evaluated by a group that consists of market experts, previous competitors winners, and mediators.

This year, professional photographers sent 4,121 entries. Just a couple of lots won medals in each classification.

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We have actually republished a few of the winning photos here in choose classifications. Have a look.