The Ocean Art Underwater Photo competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced its winners for 2010. Judges included professional photographers Martin Edge, Chris Newbert, Marty Snyderman and Bonnie Pelnar. Over $67,000 worth of prizes were awarded to 77 photographers.

There are 7 winners in each of 11 categories, including Wide-angle, Macro, Portrait, Behavior, Novice, Nudibranchs, Supermacro, Fashion, and 3 Compact Camera categories. Best in show was judged “Crocodile Smile” by Keri Wilki, of a dangerous saltwater crocodile in the Marine Life Portrait category.

The Underwater Photography Guide is a comprehensive website and community for learning about underwater photographyand dive destinations, with over 500 pages of organized tutorials, forums, reviews, articles and workshops.

You can see more of the winning photographs at http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/ocean-art-contest-winners-2010.

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