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2015 Winners

2015 PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

Judges’ 1st Place Winner

“The Cormorant Overlook,” San Francisco
By Mary Sheft

Judges’ 2nd Place Winner

Pier in San Francisco
By Iswar Biswal

Judges’ 3rd Place Winner

Marshmallow Roasting, Samoa Beach (Humboldt Co.)
By Carissa Ranario

2015 VIEWERS’ CHOICE WINNER

Viewer’s Choice 1st Place

“Family Reflections”
By Slater Moore

Slater Moore won the Viewers’ Choice prize for his beautiful black and white photo of two dolphins, called “Family Reflections.” Mr. Moore works as a deckhand and boat captain with Davey’s Locker in Newport Beach. He has worked there for eight years, first on fishing trips and more recently on whale watching trips. This gives him plenty of opportunities to take pictures of marine mammals and this one was the viewers’ favorite.

2015 HONORABLE MENTIONS


Picasso Rocks (“I See Faces Everywhere”), Santa Cruz
By Vivienne Orgel


“Happy Campers” (Northern Elephant Seals), Piedras Blancas
By Charmaine Coimbra


Gray Whale and Calf, Big Sur
By Douglas Croft


Huntington Beach Pier
By C.T. Bui


“Cat Eyes” (Octopus), La Jolla Shores
By Ed Campbell


Capitola Pier
By Mark Grzan


Opalescent Nudibranch, Morro Bay
By Gary Powell


Feeding a Least Tern chick, Bolsa Chica wetlands
By Hal Beral


“Snack Time” (Mola mola feeding on a Velella velella), Monterey Bay
By Jodi Frediani


Incoming Brown Pelican, Elkhorn Slough
By John Charles Bruckman


“Gate to the Sea,” Davenport (Santa Cruz Co.)
By Ling-Kuo Lee


Striped Shore Crab, La Jolla
By Michael Shane


“Amazing Milky Way,” Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
By Sandy Chen