NOAA and partners are conserving habitat to sustain fisheries, recover protected species, and maintain resilient coastal ecosystems and communities. To help celebrate our work, we asked the public and NOAA staff to submit their photos highlighting four categories of habitats, including coastal wetlands, estuaries and shallow coral reefs.
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photos! We received hundreds of compelling photographs to help celebrate NOAA Habitat Month. Here are the winners. We will be showcasing these as well as other entries throughout our website.
Category 1: Coastal Wetlands, Marshes, and Mangroves
Public Entry Winner: Hank Carter
NOAA Entry Winner: Dana Bethea
Category 2: Estuaries and Rivers
Public Entry Winner: Douglas Croft
NOAA Entry Winner: Hansje Gold-Krueck
Category 3: Underwater Habitats like Oyster Reefs, Coral Reefs, Deep Sea Coral, Grasses, and Kelp
Public Entry Winner: Laura Tesler
NOAA Entry Winner: Andrew Gray
Category 4: Other Habitats
Public Entry Winner: Joshua Lord
NOAA Entry Winner: Jan Willem Staman
Thanks to everyone who participated this year!