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.

“This shark was cruising low along the reef known as Alcyone. Her left eye was glancing up toward other hammerheads when I took this shot from below.” -- Nature's Best photographer, Alan Studley.

Equipment Used to Capture the Shot: Nikon D300; Tokin