Green Sea Turtle
To celebrate World Ocean Day, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) asked photographers from outside NOAA to post their best ocean photos on the agency's Facebook page. Here are NOAA's favorites (and ours too) from the more than 400 submissions from around the world.
Juvenile green sea turtle underneath the Midway Island Pier in the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument.
Credit: Greg McFall
Sunset over Isla Magueyes (La Parguera) Puerto Rico - Christmas 2009.
Photographer: Jose Lugo
Underwater Plane Wreck Playground. Runaway Bay, Jamaica. October 2010.
Credit: Kurt Williams
Credit: Chris Seaton, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Ocean Racing in St. Croix
Ocean racing around St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, in a small trimaran.
Credit: Ellen Sanpere
Conformity In Diversity
Credit: Apurv Gujar, India.
Credit: Henry Hauch
An Aerial View
Credit: Malinda Vagasky, Bahamas.
View of NOAA Ship Rainier
A shot of the NOAA Ship Rainier taken from the top of Iliasik Island in Alaska. The Rainier was conducting a hydrographic survey of the Pavlof Island area.
Credit: Barry Jackson
Credit: Karrie Carnes, Dry Tortugas, Florida Keys