by Annie Churdar in New Photography on Thursday 27 June 2013

Until science creates a way for all us land-lubbers to live under the sea, we’ll just drool over these amazing photos taken underwater for the annual photo competition held by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. These are a few of the winners, but be sure to look through all the images that won in the gallery here.

Winners: Kyle McBurnie, California (Lead image)
Harbour Seal (Phoca vitulina) in a kelp forest at Cortes bank, near San Diego, CA.

Fan Favourite: Pietro Cremone, Italy
Mating Mandarin dragonets (Synchiropus splendidus) photographed in Puerto Galera, Philippines.

See all the other winners here.