Earth Is Blue
Each year, in honor of the annual Get Into Your Sanctuary celebration, the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries holds a photo contest. Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2017 contest, pictured here! Through photography, these sanctuary visitors show the world our special ocean and Great Lakes treasures through their eyes.
Compete in the Get Into Your Sanctuary photo contest for a chance to see your photos in next year's Earth Is Blue Magazine.
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Winner of the "Sanctuary Portraits" category: A surfer contemplates the swell at Lighthouse Point in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Photo: Douglas Croft
Winner of the "Sanctuary Life" category: A bloom of sea nettles drifts through Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Photo: Curtis Wee