Celebrating World Oceans Month

Did you know? June is World Oceans Month! In celebration of our oceans, seas, and bodies of water, we’ve compiled some stunning photos previously entered into the seven categories of our National Wildlife Photo Contest.

Baby Animals

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Christopher Doherty.

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Sea Lion Pup. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Michael O’Neill.

Mammals

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Atlantic Spotted Dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Brandon Cole.

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Bottlenose dolphin in the Indian Ocean. Photo taken by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Grant Atkinson.

Landscapes

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Pacific Ocean at dusk. Photo taken by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Daniel Ewert.

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Arctic Ocean over Greenland. Photo taken by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Joseph Anthony.

Birds

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Pelican in Los Ayala, Mexico. Pacific Ocean. Photo taken by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Christina Stobbs.

Backyard Habitats

If you’re lucky enough to live near water!

Sunset off the Gulf Coast. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jerry Elmore

Sunset off the Gulf Coast. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jerry Elmore

LIghtning off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Mary Lou Johnson.

Lightning off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Mary Lou Johnson.

Other Wildlife (underwater life, reptiles, amphibians, etc):

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Shark in Atlantic Ocean, near the Bahamas. Photo taken by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Douglas Kahle.

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Manta Ray in Indian Ocean. Photo taken by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Laurence Murphy.

There are many ways to celebrate World Oceans Day!

Button-Enter-Your-Photos2015_175x26Be sure to enter your nature and wildlife images to the National Wildlife Photo Contest by July 1st!

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