There is something absolutely fascinating about marine life. Whether it is the secrets and mystery those deep, dark waters hold or the unending beauty that resides within, underwater life has captivated people since the beginning of time.
The underwater images recently shown at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospherice Science, remind us once again of the awe-inspiring nature of earth’s last frontier.
Starting in 2005 the school’s annual Underwater Photography Contest gives amateur photographers a chance to showcase and share their captured gems in various categories including macro, wide angle, fish or marine animal portrait, and best student entry. With more than 700 entries from 23 countries, there was no shortage of beautiful, haunting and delightful images.
Check out the high ranking entries from the various categories in the past, courtesy of Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science: