<p><strong>A diver explores a continental trench in Silfra, <a id="wk8v" title="Iceland" href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/iceland-guide/?source=A-to-Z">Iceland</a>, in 2010. The picture won top honors in the "Divers" category of the fourth annual <a id="g5:_" title="Deep Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition" href="http://www.underwatercompetition.com/Competitions/DEEP-Indonesia-2010">Deep Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition</a>, whose winning photos were released to the press earlier this month.<br></strong></p><p>The competition awarded U.S. $35,000 in seven categories for the most "stunning" underwater photos taken around the world in 2010, according to a press statement. Judges included professional underwater photographers and magazine editors.</p><p>(See related <a id="av.t" title="pictures: &quot;Best Aquatic Views From 2009 Contest.&quot;" href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/04/photogalleries/best-underwater-fish-animal-pictures/">pictures: "Best Aquatic Views From 2009 Contest.")</a></p>

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A diver explores a continental trench in Silfra, Iceland, in 2010. The picture won top honors in the "Divers" category of the fourth annual Deep Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition, whose winning photos were released to the press earlier this month.

The competition awarded U.S. $35,000 in seven categories for the most "stunning" underwater photos taken around the world in 2010, according to a press statement. Judges included professional underwater photographers and magazine editors.

(See related pictures: "Best Aquatic Views From 2009 Contest.")

Photograph by Magnus Lundgren, DEEP Indonesia/Barcroft/Fame Pictures

Pictures: Best Underwater Views of 2010 Announced

See a diver exploring an deep trench, a seahorse being born, an eel baring its teeth, and more in winners from an undersea photo contest.

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