Winners of underwater photography contest unveiled

The winners of an annual competition of underwater photography have been unveiled in the US state of Florida.

The contest has been judged by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science every year since 2005.

Each year it receives some 400 entries from amateur photographers all over the world.

Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) in a kelp forest at Cortes bank, near San Diego, California
Overall Winner: Harbor seal in a kelp forest at Cortes bank, near San Diego, California Credit: Kyle McBurnie, California
An anemone shrimp in Puerto Galera, Philippines
Winner, macro: An anemone shrimp in Puerto Galera, Philippines Credit: Beth Watson, Missouri
Second place, Macro: An emperor shrimp on two nudibranches at Dinah's Beach, Papua New Guinea
Second place, macro: An emperor shrimp on two nudibranches at Dinah's Beach, Papua New Guinea Credit: Douglas Good, Pennsylvania
Third place, Macro: A porcelain crab on an anemone at Pescador Island, Cebu, Philippines
Third place, macro: A porcelain crab on an anemone at Pescador Island, Cebu, Philippines Credit: Frederica Bambi, Italy
Winner, wide angle: A lionfish on the Thistlegorm wreck in the Red Sea, Egypt
Winner, wide angle: A lionfish on the Thistlegorm wreck in the Red Sea, Egypt Credit: Alex Tattersall, United Kingdom
A juvenile lionfish during a night dive in Roatan, Honduras
Winner, portrait: A juvenile lionfish during a night dive in Roatan, Honduras Credit: Steven Kovacs, Florida
Winner, student entry: Goliath grouper during the annual spawning event in Jupiter, Florida
Winner, student entry: Goliath grouper during the annual spawning event in Jupiter, Florida Credit: Laura Rock, Florida

See all of the winners from this year and previous years here.