Amateur Photogs Wanted: California Ocean and Coastal Contest

Have an eye for gorgeous water-close shots? Lend a snapshot.

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Liz Levy
Love the ocean and the coast? The California Coastal Commission has put out the call for amateur photographers to snap pics of our gorgeous, wild places. The California Ocean and Coastal Photography Contest opens on June 24.
Gary Powell
The 15th annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by Thank You Ocean, Fairmont Hotels, and the California Coastal Commission, opens on Monday, June 24.
Herbert Knufken
Entrants have through Monday, Aug. 5 to submit their work.
Joel W. Gold
Photos should focus on the beach, the water, the flora and fauna of near-ocean areas, or the just beach-close vibe.
Liz Levy
Liz Levy's beautiful Point Cabrillo Light Station won 1st Place in 2012.
Mark Singer
A snowy egret soars over Talbert Marsh.
Catherine Pacho
A light-laden look at Bixby Bridge in Big Sur.
Chad King
Chad King went deep for this look at a kelp forest.
Douglas Croft
One of the majestic condors of Big Sur.
Darlene DeLancey
A proliferating anemone at the Channel Islands.
Hal Beral
Two terns tussle at Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Orange County.
Mike Oria
Pigeon Point and a gorgeous full moon. The California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest runs from June 24 through Aug. 5.
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