3rd Annual Bluebelt Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to Everyone for submitting their photos to celebrate Laguna’s Marine Reserves on Underwater Parks Day.

Each and every entry showed such a great love of our ocean!

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
Laguna Sea Sports/Beach Cities Scuba
OC Helicopters, Veteran Owned
Surf and Sand Resort
Ocean Bar and Grill at the Hotel Laguna
La Vida Laguna
Hobie Sports
Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari
La Sirena Grill
Massage Envy Spa Laguna

 

 

OVER THE WATER CATEGORY WINNERS – Click on Photos to Enlarge
First-Place: Mark-Sanderson---Crescent-Bay-for-the-New-Year

First Place: Mark Sanderson - Crescent Bay for the New Year

Second-Place: Kevin-Roberts - Reef-Supports-Life

Second Place: Kevin Roberts - Reef Supports Life

Third Place: Taylor Osborn - Piles Uncovered

Third Place: Taylor Osborn - Piles Uncovered

Fourth Place:  Foster Eubank - Western Willet Foraging at Low Tide in the Surfgrass

Fourth Place: Foster Eubank - Western Willet Foraging at Low Tide in the Surfgrass

Fifth Place:  Alicia Warwick - Rock Pools at Heisler

Fifth Place: Alicia Warwick - Rock Pools at Heisler

UNDERWATER CATEGORY WINNERS
First Place:  Michelle Hoalton - The Many Colors of the Kelp Forest

First Place: Michelle Hoalton - The Many Colors of the Kelp Forest

Second Place: Jean-Yves Couleaud

Second Place: Jean-Yves Couleaud - Healthy Kelp Forest Continues
to Grow

Third Place: Brook Peterson - I dived in the sea to see what I could spy, and the fish were more wonderstruck than I

Third Place: Brook Peterson - I dived in the sea to see what I could spy, and the fish were more wonderstruck than I

Fourth Place:  Dawn Marie Peterson - Love at First Sight

Fourth Place: Dawn Marie Peterson - Love at First Sight

Fifth Place: Robert Lowe - Warped Paradise

Fifth Place: Robert Lowe - Warped Paradise

To see all the Entries to the contest, please visit the Laguna Bluebelt Facebook page.

 

Comments:

  1. I loved these photographs. They demonstrate how wonderful our new system of marine protected areas are. These areas are beautiful, biologically productive, people can have lots of fun in them, and surprise surprise they are key to a thriving coastal economy. People come to Laguna Beach, or other coastal locations, to enjoy clean water and healthy marine life. Its great to see the community embrace these treasures off your coast. Congratulations on a successful contest and for finding such a great way to show off your beautiful coastline.

    Brian Baird, Director, Ocean and Coastal Program, The Bay Institute/Aquarium of the Bay
    Formally, California Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy

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