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2022 Winners

Judges’ Choice Winner
-45 Barrel
The Wedge, Newport Beach, Orange County
Kevin Kielty
Second Place Winner
Kelp Critters
Isopods on kelp at Leo Carrillo State Park, Los Angeles County
Nicolas Horniblow
Third Place Winner
China Beach, San Francisco
Jay Huang
Viewers’ Choice Winner
Bay Watch
Huntington Beach, Orange County
Hayleigh Smith
Honorable Mention
Two pelicans sporting breeding plumage
Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz
Karen Cohen
Honorable Mention
Birds in Flight
Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County
Brendan Holmes
Honorable Mention
Tiny Dancer
Spanish Shawl Nudibranch in Deer Creek Kelp Forest, Ventura County
Nicolas Horniblow
Honorable Mention
Up Close and Personal
Red seaweed epiphyte on Turkish Towel blade, Crescent City, Del Norte County
Rosa Laucci
Honorable Mention
Great Blue Heron with Fish
Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County
James Little
Honorable Mention
Sea turtle in Laguna Beach, Orange County
Jill Matyuch
Honorable Mention
Waiting to Exhale
Crystal Cove, Orange County
Jill Matyuch
Honorable Mention
A Mother’s Love
La Jolla Cove, San Diego County
Kathy McGaffigan

Honorable Mention
Pelican, Catalina Island
Los Angeles County
Paul Priebe
Honorable Mention
Sunset at Crescent City Lighthouse
Del Norte County
Paul Priebe
Honorable Mention
Sunset Jelly Reflection
Monastery Beach in Carmel, Monterey County
Bruce Sudweeks