Surfer at Bogue Banks, North Carolina, USA

A surfer waits for the perfect wave.
Karen Doody/Nature’s Best Photography

“As I set up for a sunset shot—one last, solitary surfer exited the water and I quickly fired a few frames trying to capture the serenity of the moment.” -- Nature's Best photographer, Karen Doody.

See more beautiful ocean photos in our slideshow of winners from the 2010 Nature's Best Ocean Views photo contest.