See Winning Photos From the 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Competition

"I was on a blackwater dive with a member of the Roddenberry family (of Star Trek fame) watching a parade of underwater aliens drift past when this larval cusk eel swam by.  The external stomach helps the developing fish grow as fast as possible by eeking every last bit of nutrition from its every meal.  Out of the four divers underwater that day, we had over 1000 blackwater dives under our belt and none of us had ever seen anything like it." - Jeff MilisenMore than a dozen photographers who specialize in capturing creatures lurking in the deep ocean blue took home over $70,000 in prizes in the 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition. The contest, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, is in its fifth year and attracts photographers from more than 50 countries. Photographer Jeff Milisen snapped his winning “Best of Show” image of a larval cusk eel while diving in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  See a lot of these photos here: