Congratulations to our

Beneath the Waves Photo Contest Winner

Emily Nelson!

Galapagos Sea Lion

Her stunning pictures from the Galapagos truly capture the oceans beauty and that of those living beneath it’s surface. We are honored to feature her work here on the Beneath the Waves website and wish her all the best in her future endeavors!

About the photographer:

Emily is a senior at the University of Miami (RSMAS) majoring in Marine Science and Biology with a minor in chemistry. For as long as she can remember she has wanted to spend her life working with the ocean and the amazing creatures within it. Emily has spent the majority of her undergraduate career interning with the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program ( where she has been able to pursue her passion for sharks through field work, data analysis, and outreach campaigns. For Emily, there is nothing better than escaping the crazy world we live in and experiencing the beauty and diversity this world has to offer “Beneath the Waves.”