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Best ocean photos: Are you longing for the sea?

Best ocean photos: Sunrise over the ocean with lots of seashells on the beach.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Christy Mandeville took this image and wrote: “Captured at sunset on February 9, 2023, in Indian Shores, Florida.” Thank you, Christy! Enjoy some of our best ocean photos below.

World Oceans Day – a global day of ocean celebration – takes place every year on June 8. The World Ocean Project first organized the day as a time to celebrate the oceans and take steps to protect them. World Oceans Day 2023 has the theme of Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing.

Find out more about World Oceans Day 2023

Stormy sky with lightning at sunrise over the coean.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Christy Mandeville captured this image at Indian Shores, Florida, on August 5, 2022, and wrote: “I had already captured some lightning pictures a few hours earlier and when I looked out the window at 8:07 pm, I knew the sunset would be absolutely beautiful. I made it to the beach with 3 minutes to spare, and luckily, another lightning shot!” Thank you, Christy!

EarthSky Community Photos: Some of the best ocean photos

Sunrise over the Atlantic ocean. There are some grey and yellow clouds.
Marcy Curran captured this image of the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from Duck, North Carolina, on September 23, 2023.
Some geese and goslings swimming in the ocean.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Cecille Kennedy of Depoe Bay, Oregon, captured this image on May 16, 2023, and wrote: “A pair of Canada geese and their 5 goslings takes a swim in the ocean.” Thank you, Cecille!
Pink moon over the ocean, with a pier in the foreground.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | John Atherton of Etang de Thau, Herault, France, captured this image on June 3, 2023, and wrote: “Following your article about the Strawberry Moon, we had dinner at Le St Barth, an oyster farm plus restaurant on the Etang de Thau, a coastal saltwater lagoon in Hérault, in the south of France. The moon is rising over the oyster beds in the foreground. In the distance is the corniche between Sete and Marseillan, beyond which is the Mediterranean.” Thank you, John!
Cloudy sky over the ocean with tree in foreground.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Cecille Kennedy of Depoe Bay, Oregon, captured this image on February 8, 2023, and wrote: “It’s still the blue hour and the moonlight shimmers on the ocean. The waning gibbous moon is partly hidden by rainbow colored clouds. Now the days are getting longer!” Thank you, Cecille!
Best ocean photos: Blue ocean, apparently seen from the rear of a boat, under a blue sky.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Cindy Chai wrote from the North Pacific Ocean on April 27, 2020: “Smell the sea and feel the sky! I think I’m lucky because I still get to see the ocean everyday due to my job on sea.” Thank you, Cindy.

Bottom line: Ocean photos from EarthSky friends across the globe in celebration of World Oceans Day 2023. Thank you for your photos!

June 1, 2023

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