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The 2017 NOAA Habitat Month digital photo contest recognizes photographers who have captured beautiful and captivating images of coastal and ocean habitat and the people, science, restoration, and protection activities associated with it. NOAA received many compelling photographs of important habitats to help celebrate NOAA Habitat Month, thank you to those who submitted entries. We will be sharing all entries and using the images on our website and in other materials. View contest rules.
Category 1: General Habitat.
Any type of coastal or ocean habitat including estuaries, wetlands, coasts, rivers, oysters reefs, coral reefs, etc.
Category 2.Habitat Helps Critters.
Wildlife living in or interacting with their habitat.
Category 3: Habitat Helps Communities.
People interacting with and enjoying coastal and ocean habitat areas including for recreation such as kayaking, swimming, flood protection, etc.
Category 4: Habitat Helps the Economy.
People at work or coastal and ocean industries taking place with or near habitat (e.g. commercial fishing industry, aquaculture, shipping, etc.).
NMFS Office Habitat Conservation
|Overlooking view of Charlotte Amalie, the capital of tourism in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands.||Lobsterman on boat with lobster trap|