In honour of World Oceans Day on June 8, here we explore Featured Pictures of the world's oceans on Wikimedia Commons.
View of the Seal Rocks at the north end of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California, USA.
Trindade is a volcanic island over 1000km off the coast of the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo. It constitutes an archipelago with Martim Vaz and is part of the municipality of Vitória.
Ponta de São Lourenço, the easternmost point of the island of Madeira in Portugal. It is inside the town of Caniçal and forms a part of the municipality of Machico. Heading north north east.
Every day, around noon, when the tide is low, women head to the dry lagoon at Jambiani to take care of the seaweed farm.
Cape Purakkari, the northernmost point in mainland Estonia, at the end of October. Weather was very windy (up to 20 m/s), water level was high and sun had just set down moments ago. There are glacial boulders in the picture. Long exposure makes the waves look like mist.
North beach from Willinga Point in the township of Bawley Point, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. This high-resolution panorama was stitched from multiple exposures.
Pärispea Peninsula, Lahemaa National Park. The are glacial boulders in the picture are commonly found in the northern coast of Estonia.
The Bell in Chersonesos, Crimea, Ukraine. This bell is an 18th century historical monument in Ukraine and was originally used to warn ships away from the foggy shore.
Promenade pier of Sopot, Poland.
Sanderlings (Calidris alba) at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California, USA.
A marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa) walking on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California, USA at low tide against the sun.
Sea caves at Cape Greco National Park, Cyprus.
A beachcomber is touching a dead whale washed ashore at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The marks of great white sharks bites are seen at the rear of the whale.
Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell National Park, Princetown, Victoria, Australia.
Impression of the Caribbean Sea. Shutter speed of >20s in daylight achieved by using a 3.0 ND filter.
Long Spit, Sea of Azov, Yeisk district, Krasnodar region, Russia.
Island Archway on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Taken as a 6 segment panorama showing the surrounding coastline.