The 2023 REEF Discover the Sea Underwater Photography Contest is coming soon! Starting September 1, all photographers, regardless of skill level or experience, are invited to submit their best ocean-themed photos for this year's contest.

We will be accepting photo submissions in the following categories:
Fish Portrait: Portrait shots of fish only; may include the fish's whole body or be framed around the head only
Macro: Close up shots that make the subject appear "larger than life"
Invertebrates: Photos featuring ocean life with no spine
REEF Survey: In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the REEF Volunteer Fish Survey Project (VFSP), photos may include divers or snorkelers participating in the VFSP as citizen scientists, including conducting REEF surveys in the water, or topside survey activities such as data entry or fish ID classes.
Habitat/Seascape/Environment: Photos of an ocean environment or seascape. They do not have to be underwater but must be marine-focused, such as over/under shots, mangroves, or topside water shots.

Be sure to save the date, and keep an eye on your inbox and our social media channels for more info!

Photo by Jonas Furberg. "Jawfish Dance" - 3rd Place, Fish Portrait, 2022