Jun 04, 2013 An ethereal seal emerges from a forest of kelp in the winning photograph from the 2013 Annual Underwater Photography Contest held by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine This is a really cool photo essay and article in National Geographic on Kyle McBurnie, California Harbor seal in a kelp forest at Cortes bank, near San Diego, CA.
These are the winners of the University of Miamis annual Underwater Photography Contest. The overall winner was Kyle McBurnies seal image above. Amateur photographer Kyle McBurnie took this dreamy wideangle photo in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego a picture that earned him top prize in the 2013 Annual Underwater Jun 05, 2013 A harbor seal explores a kelp forest off the coast of San Diego. A brilliantly colored shrimp makes its home within the soft, curling tendrils of an anemone.
A pod of dolphins swim gracefully in Photo: Kyle McBurnie, California An ethereal seal emerges from a forest of kelp in the winning photograph from the 2013 Annual Underwater Photography Contest held by the University of Miami Jun 03, 2013 The haunting image was taken in California by amateur photographer Kyle McBurnie.
Other 2013 honorees include colorful shrimp, crabs and fish, including a male jawfish incubating a clutch of eggs The best overall photo was taken by American Kyle McBurnie for his harbor seal seen peering through a kelp forest near San Diego in California.
This photo of an oceanic white tip shark was A seal in a kelp forest and lionfish on the hunt are among winning pictures of the University of Miami's annual contest. The seal in the photo was one of the shyer ones, but when a sea lion appeared behind McBurnie, the seal snuck out to take a peek, allowing him to snap the stunning portrait.