OFFICE FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Coastal Management Photo Contest – Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 2020 Coastal Management in Action photo contest winners. A panel of judges anonymously selected winning photos and honorable mentions from 138 submissions. Thank you to all the photographers out there.

Areas We Protect

Rush Ranch
Tom Muehleisen. Fog hanging over the Lower Spring Branch at Rush Ranch, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Fairweather Glacier
Grant Twilley. Fairweather Glacier to the north of Lituya Bay, Alaska.

Underwater Denizens
Stephanie M.L. Bennett. The serenity of the sea and all its underwater denizens, Hawaii.

Recreation

Cliff divers at sunset

Jan Osburg. Cliff divers at sunset, Hawaii.

Sunrise fishing

Sarah Beggerly. Sunrise fishing along channel, Florida.

Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore hike

Todd Marsee. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore hike, Michigan.

Coastal Hazards

Lake Ontario

Mike Molnar. Late spring on Lake Ontario during the high water event, New York.

Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve

Jace Tunnell. Storm coming in, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Marine Debris

glass floats

Stephanie M.L. Bennett. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure – glass floats, Hawaii.

Monkey’s knuckle

Jace Tunnell. Monkey’s knuckle, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Buoy washed up in high tide

Sarah Beggerly. Buoy washed up in high tide with Sargassum, Florida.

Public Access

New Jersey dunes

Steven J. Holland. Through the dunes and into the sea! New Jersey.

Lower Spring Branch at Rush Ranch

Tom Muehleisen. Sunrise and newly constructed bridge in the Lower Spring Branch at Rush Ranch, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Ocean Planning

Coral restoration

Juan Luis Sánchez. Coral restoration post-Hurricane Maria in Culebra, Puerto Rico.

Economics

Irish Boat Shop

Todd Marsee. Irish Boat Shop, a Michigan clean marina, Michigan.

Honorary Mentions

California state fish

Rick Miskiv. California state fish photographed in Channel Islands, California.

Egret on dock

Cynthia Andreozzi. Egret on dock in with baby terrapin on its beak, Maryland.

Lower Spring Branch at Rush Ranch

Tom Muehleisen. Morning light and fog in the Lower Spring Branch at Rush Ranch, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Morning frost at Lower Spring Branch at Rush Ranch

Tom Muehleisen. Morning frost at Lower Spring Branch at Rush Ranch, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve

Lake Sims. Looking north to Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, Florida.

Seal Rock, Oregon

Andy Lanier. A nudibranch found in the rocky intertidal habitat of Seal Rock, Oregon.