These 13 Photos Perfectly Capture The Weird And Mysterious Beauty Of The Ocean.

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One way to understand environmental health such as our oceans is to know the marine life affected by sea level, pollution and climate change. The University of Miami Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is in its 10th year hosting its underwater photography contest.

This year’s winners were recently announced. Amateur photographers from all over the world submit approximately 500 photos every year. The aquatic photographs are judged in five categories: Fish or Marine Animal Portrait, Macro, Wide Angle, Student, and Best Overall.

The Rosentiel School is a leading facility of oceanic research. One of the school’s goal is to bring attention and understanding of environmental impact on marine life. The 2015 winning images will be exhibited throughout south Florida. Here are the stunning photos.

Japanese War Bonnet (Chirolophis japonicas), Japan Sea, Rudnaya Bay.

Andrey Shpatak