Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

Best Overall Winner: UM Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric Science best overall photo and Japanese War Bonnet Photo: Andrey Shpatak - This year, Andrey Shpatak took home the top prize out of over 500 entries for his stunning capture of a Japanese War Bonnet in Rudnaya Bay. The spectacular-looking fish, whose tendril-like cirri are said to resemble the feathers in an Indian Chieftain's war bonnet, stares unblinkingly forward in this magnificent images. - Miami, Florida, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015 (13 Pictures)


Best Overall Winner: Um Rosenstiel School Of Marine, Atmospheric Science Best Overall Photo and Japanese War Bonnet 
Photo: Andrey Shpatak 1

Best Overall Winner: Um Rosenstiel School Of Marine, Atmospheric Science Best Overall Photo and Japanese War Bonnet Photo: Andrey Shpatak
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#1

Macro 2nd Place:
Ching Kwan Ng
Golden Gobies (priolepis Aureoviridis), Lembeh and Indonesia 2

Macro 2nd Place: Ching Kwan Ng Golden Gobies (priolepis Aureoviridis), Lembeh and Indonesia
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#2

Macro 3rd Place:
Mark Fuller
Stony Coral Ghost Goby (pleurosicya Micheli), Eilat and Israel (red Sea) 3

Macro 3rd Place: Mark Fuller Stony Coral Ghost Goby (pleurosicya Micheli), Eilat and Israel (red Sea)
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#3

Macro 1st Place:
Tony Barros
Crinoid Shrimp (periclimenes Amboinensis), Siquijor Island, Dumaguete and Philippines 4

Macro 1st Place: Tony Barros Crinoid Shrimp (periclimenes Amboinensis), Siquijor Island, Dumaguete and Philippines
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#4

Fish Or Marine Animal Portrait 1st Place:
Beth Watson
Greater Blue Ringed Octopus (hapalochlaena Lunulata), Lembeh Strait and Indonesia 5

Fish Or Marine Animal Portrait 1st Place: Beth Watson Greater Blue Ringed Octopus (hapalochlaena Lunulata), Lembeh Strait and Indonesia
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#5

Best Student Entry:
Laura Rock
Great Hammerhead (sphyrna Mokarran), Bimini and Bahamas 6

Best Student Entry: Laura Rock Great Hammerhead (sphyrna Mokarran), Bimini and Bahamas
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#6

Bahamas, Student 2nd Place:
Laura Rock
Lemon Shark (negaprion Brevirostris) and West End 7

Bahamas, Student 2nd Place: Laura Rock Lemon Shark (negaprion Brevirostris) and West End
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#7

Fish Or Marine Animal Portrait 2nd Place:
Kostas Milonakis
Larval Fish (macrouridae Nezumia), East Attica and Greece 8

Fish Or Marine Animal Portrait 2nd Place: Kostas Milonakis Larval Fish (macrouridae Nezumia), East Attica and Greece
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#8

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Fish Or Marine Animal Portrait 3rd Place:
Judy Townsend
Molly Miller Blennies (scartella Cristata), Blue Heron Bridge and Fl 9

Fish Or Marine Animal Portrait 3rd Place: Judy Townsend Molly Miller Blennies (scartella Cristata), Blue Heron Bridge and Fl
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#9

Wide-angle 1st Place:
Hani Bader
White Breasted Cormorant (phalacrocorax Lucidus), Barrel Jellies (rhizostoma Pulmo) and Kingdom Of Bahrain 10

Wide-angle 1st Place: Hani Bader White Breasted Cormorant (phalacrocorax Lucidus), Barrel Jellies (rhizostoma Pulmo) and Kingdom Of Bahrain
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#10

Wide-angle 2nd Place:
Filippo Borghi
School Of Ribbon Sweetlips (plectorhinchus Polytaenia), Wai Island, Raja Ampat and Indonesia 11

Wide-angle 2nd Place: Filippo Borghi School Of Ribbon Sweetlips (plectorhinchus Polytaenia), Wai Island, Raja Ampat and Indonesia
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#11

Wide-angle 3rd Place:
Mark Fuller
Lionfish (pterois Volitans), School Of Glassfish (parapriacanthus Guentheri), Eilat and Israel (red Sea) 12

Wide-angle 3rd Place: Mark Fuller Lionfish (pterois Volitans), School Of Glassfish (parapriacanthus Guentheri), Eilat and Israel (red Sea)
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#12

Christopher Brown, Ecuador and Islands 13

Christopher Brown, Ecuador and Islands
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