Ocean Views from Nature's Best Photos

The winners of the 2010 Nature's Best Photography Ocean Views Contest are a stunning sample of marine wildlife and ocean vistas from around the globe. The 2011 contest is open to photographers of all levels through January 5, 2011, and winners will be published in the Spring/Summer 2011 edition of Nature's Best Photography and Alert Diver magazines. The annual Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards winners will be exhibited at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Spring 2011.

Hammerhead Shark, Cocos Island, Costa Rica
a spotted dolphin swims through the ocean at night Humpback Whale, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gloucester, MA, USASquid at Sunset Reef Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Two polar bears at Cape Churchill in Manitoba, Canada Sunset at Ecola State Park, Near Cannon Beach, Oregon, USAGiant Pacific Manta Ray, Roca Partida Sea Mount, Revillagigedos Islands, MexicoBlack Skimmer, Nickerson Beach, Long Island, N.Y., USALeatherback Sea Turtle, Playa Grande, Costa RicaVeined Octopus at Anilao Batangas Pier, PhilippinesA surfer waits for the perfect wave. Tern and Loggerhead Sea Turtle, São Miguel Island, Azores, PortugalGreen Sea Turtle, Armeñime, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain Kilauea Volcano, Kalapana, Hawaii, USATwo Adélie penguins on Paulet Island, AntarcticaDwarf Minke Whale, Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaRed Crab Migration, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean Great Barracuda, Witu Islands, Papua New Guinea