Motherly Sacrifices and Aquatic Angst Prime This 12 months’s Ocean Artwork Images Contest — Colossal



January 18, 2023

Grace Ebert

A photo of two fish with their mouths open and touching

“Combating Blue Throat Pike Blennys” by Mark Inexperienced, Honorable Point out Marine Life Conduct

As they care for his or her unhatched infants, feminine octopuses refuse to eat, inflicting them to die of hunger earlier than their younger emerge from their eggs. Kat Zhou documented certainly one of these marine moms as she was within the technique of such a deadly sacrifice, and the picture gained the Ocean Artwork 2022, the eleventh annual contest hosted by Underwater Photography Guide.

Zhou’s picture was chosen from hundreds of entries submitted from 96 nations, and the intimate picture joins a set that encompasses an enormous array of aquatic life and antics. Two aggressive pike blennies go face to face, a frog flashes a peace signal, and a menacing parasite hunts for its subsequent sufferer. Discover a few of our favourite photographs under, and see the entire profitable photographs on the contest’s site.


“Octopus Mom,” by Kat Zhou, Better of Present, Macro

A photo of a frog appearing to hold up a peace sign

“Peace” by Enrico Somogyi, 1st Compact Vast Angle

A photo of a crab clinging to a jellyfish

“Zeepaddestoel” by Luc Rooman, Honorable Point out Marine Life Conduct

A photo of a red parasite with black eyes

“Parasite ready for the following sufferer” by Lorenzo Terraneo, Honorable Point out Portrait

A close up photo of yellow coral spawning tiny pink eggs

“Coral Spawning” by Tom Shlesinger, third Marine Life Conduct

A close up ohoto of a small fish among thorns

“Rose Among the many Thorns” by Ipah Uid Lynn, 4th Compact Macro

A photo of a creature appearing to climb to the surface

“The Climb” by Veronika Nagy, 2nd Nudibranchs



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