Stunning photos capture marine biodiversity

The winners of BirdLife South Africa's annual Oceans of Life photography contest

Published October 8, 2013 5:32PM (EDT)

            (Gunther Riehle/Oceans of Life 2013)
(Gunther Riehle/Oceans of Life 2013)

Seabirds in flight (and their landbound brethren), sharks, seals and other creatures of the coasts are on full display at the South African Museum, as part of BirdLife South Africa's annual Save Our Seabirds (SOS) festival. The festival's Oceans of Life photography contest aims to promote the conservation of marine ecosystems by drawing attention to some of the most stunning inhabitants of the world's coastlines.

The contest's winners were announced last night in Cape Town. Check them out below:

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By Lindsay Abrams

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