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10 Stunning Ocean Photos That’ll Leave You Speechless


These stunning snapshots of our blue planet and the wildlife that call it home will instantly inspire your inner ocean champion

Stijin Dijkstra
© Stijin Dijkstra

No matter where in the world you look, there are places throughout our globe that showcase the beauty, power and wonder of our ocean and its majestic creatures like no other. Our blue planet is home to an unbelievably diverse list of creatures of all colors, forms and sizes, and the ability that our natural world has to inspire is truly remarkable. Today, we want to share with you just a few photos that are evidence of the magic that graces our seas and shores, both on Earth Day and every day. Dive in and take a look!

Albatross display their strength and agility as they swoop through overcast skies.

Fer Nando Falkland Islands Albatross
© @Fer_Nando via Unsplash

Location: Falkland Islands

A pair of Hawaiian monk seals rest on the warm shores of the French Frigate Shoals.

French Frigate Shoals Hawaii NOAA:PIFSC:HMSRP Monk Seals
© NOAA/PIFSC/HMSRP

Location: French Frigate Shoals, Hawaiian Islands

This jaw-droppingly colorful cleaner shrimp presents with colors as vibrant as a rainbow.

Spotted Cleaner Shrimp in Curacao
© Mark Thornberry

Location: Curacao, Netherland Antilles

An adorable piping plover chick gets comfortable and nestles up next to its mother.

Ray Hennessy Middletown New Jersey
© Ray Hennessy

Location: Middleton, New Jersey

A mother humpback whale swims alongside her calf, safeguarding it from harm.

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© Elianne Dipp

Location: The waters of Tonga

Alongside its siblings, a leatherback hatchling begins its journey from sand to sea.

Jolo Diaz Leatherback hatchlings
© Jolo Diaz

Location: Puerto Rico

A King penguin gazes into the distance as the sun illuminates its chilly home.

king penguin Ian Parker penguin south georgia and south sandwich islands
© Ian Parker

Location: South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

A group of manatees travel like a family of mermaids off the coast of the Sunshine State.

Manatee, critters, drone, islamorada, money shot
© David Gross

Location: Florida

A show-stopping sea slug shows off its colors in the waters of the Caribbean.

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© William Goodwin

Location: Cozumel

A mesmerizing aerial photo of Australia’s vibrant Great Barrier Reef.

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© The Ocean Agency

Location: Great Barrier Reef

As you can see, there is certainly no shortage when it comes to the natural marvels our ocean makes possible every single day. But just as the subjects of these photos depend on our blue planet to provide for them, our blue planet is depending on us to make sure she’s healthy for years to come. Donate today to help us work to achieve just that, then visit our Action Center to learn all the latest ways you can make waves for our ocean!

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