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2016 Winners

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1st place: “Ocean’s Power,” north of San Simeon by Gary O’Neill

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2nd place: “Ocean Sky,” Greyhound Rock Beach by Kathy Barnhart

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3rd place: Sea star, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve by Jim Jones

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4th place: Elegant Terns Dueling for Fish, Bolsa Chica Wetlands by Dante Vasco

Viewers’ Choice prize: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk by Matt Pfeifer

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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“Beach Girl Dancing,” Arroyo Burro Beach, Santa Barbara by Judith Barat

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“Swings in Storm,” Cayucos by Danna Dykstra-Coy

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“Window on the Water,” Cayucos by Danna Dykstra-Coy

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Caspian Terns, Redondo Beach by Ellen Eifert

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Windy Coastline near Pebble Beach by Kristen Fletcher

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“The Awe in Nature,” San Francisco by John Kim

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Seaweed, Monterey Bay by Troy Kingshaven

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Sand Pattern, Torrey Pines State Beach by Herbert Knufken

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Lone Surfer, Huntington Beach Pier by Hank Kreuzer

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“Two of Us,” Ocean Beach, San Francisco by Ricky Pan

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Common Tern Fishing, San Diego by Mary F. Platter-Rieger

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Adult Little Blue Heron Fishing, San Diego by Mary F. Platter-Rieger

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Janolus barbarensis nudibranch, Morro Bay by Gary Powell

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“A Slow Threat (Entangled California Sea Lion),” Monterey by Canon Purdy

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Sea Otter Pup Nursing, Monterey Bay by Kim Steinhardt

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Jellyfish, Big Sur by Griffon Walker