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2018 Winners

1st place: Sun as viewed through giant kelp and jellyfish, Point Lobos, Carmel, by Bruce Sudweeks


2nd place (tie): Snowy Egret, Morro Bay, by Ronnie Goyette

2nd place (tie): Great Egret, Morro Bay, by Ronnie Goyette


3rd place:Breaking Storm, Aliso Beach, by Rick Silverman

Viewer’s Choice Prize:¬†“Star at Sunset,”‘ Pfeiffer Beach, by Pankaj Bhargava



Alex Braud, Sunset, Hendry’s Beach (Arroyo Burro Beach), Santa Barbara


Douglas Croft, “Jump for Joy” (Risso’s Dolphin), Monterey Bay


Helaina Lindsey, “Western Gulls Gossiping,” Moss Landing


Marsha Kirschbaum, Milky Way over San Simeon Pier, Hearst Memorial Beach


Lanette Otvos, Low Tide at Pedro Point Headlands, Pacifica


Merry Passage, Two-Spot Octopus With Eggs


Merry Passage, Large Salp off the coast of Redondo Beach


Max Polin, Sea lion barking, Coast Guard Pier, Monterey


John Rice, Tracks in the dunes, Point Reyes


Deborah Silverman, Morning dew on a feather, Carmel


Bruce Sudweeks, Paddle boarding in “jelly soup,” Monterey


Greg Volger, Common dolphins, La Jolla.