Earth Is Blue
At the heart of your National Marine Sanctuary System are communities. Together, we can celebrate these jewels of the ocean and Great Lakes and protect them for future generations.
Each year, in honor of the annual Get Into Your Sanctuary days, the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries holds a photo contest. Join us in congratulating the winners of this year's Get Into Your Sanctuary contest, pictured here!
You, too, can compete in the Get Into Your Sanctuary photo contest for a chance to see your photos in next year's Earth Is Blue Magazine. Visit sanctuaries.noaa.gov/mag/submissions to learn how you can submit your photos.
Winner of the "Sanctuary Views" category: The sun sets on a foaga site on Tutuila Island, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. The basins in this volcanic rock were worn by people making stone tools. Photo: Jason Jaskowiak
Winner of the "Sanctuary Life" category: This young Brandt's cormorant was photographed preening on the rocks on the Coast Guard Pier in Breakwater Cove Marina, in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Photo: Christina Parsons