The toothy grin of a lemon shark isn’t something most of us would like to get too close to. But that’s exactly what Galice Hoarau did when capturing this winning deep-sea shot off the coast of Florida. And yet, in the event, the shark ended up looking a lot less like Jaws and a whole load more, well, goofy.
The finalists of this year’s Ocean Photography Awards have snapped wildlife worldwide – showcasing the most weird, colourful and fragile watery ecosystems across the globe. The winners are on display as part of an exhibition next to London Bridge, in the British capital. Here are some more of our favourites:
Like this zen turtle.
This colourful underwater meeting.
These intimate dragonet fish.
This ambitious diver.
This sunset-watching shark.
This unhappy lizardfish.
This determined turtle.
This dramatic deep-sea scene.
This blooming coral forest.
And these curious penguin parents.
Now check out our fave photos at the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards.
Plus: here are the hilarious winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021.