Do you love taking beautiful and captivating images of coastal and ocean habitat? Looking for a chance to showcase your skills? Each year, the NOAA Habitat Month digital photo contest recognizes photographers (both amateur & professional) who capture compelling photographs that highlight these important areas.

Photos can display scenery, wildlife, or hands-on activities in coastal or marine habitat in the following categories:

  • Coastal wetlands (including marshes, mangroves, etc.)
  • Estuaries
  • Rivers
  • Underwater habitats (including oyster reefs, coral reefs, deep sea coral, grasses, kelp, etc.)

The contest is now open! Submit your photo(s) by: 11:59 PM EST on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Find more information on the NOAA Fisheries website: