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03/31/2016 06:20 pm ET Updated Mar 31, 2016

Photo Of Seal Cheesin' For The Camera Wins Photography Contest

Werk that camera, seal.

Darling it's better down where it's wetter, take it from theeeeeese really amazing shots. 

UnderwaterPhotography.com recently announced the winners of its annual photo contest, which covers 17 different categories. The 2015-2016 winning shots include a breathtaking photo of a lemon shark in the Bahamas as well as an underwater ballet-themed photo. 

The kookiest winning photo, entitled "Hello Cheeky," features a seal cheesin' for the camera while gripping a diver's flipper.

The photo, which was shot by Nick Blake at Lundy Island, United Kingdom, took home the gold medal in the temperate waters category, and it's almost guaranteed to make you smile. 

According to the website, there were 6,339 entries for the contest with both professional and amateur photographers. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges, according to the website. The honor of World Champion, or contestant with the most consistent and complete portfolio from the year, was given to Terry Steeley, from the U.K. 

Lose your land legs and check out the gorgeous Gold Medal-winning photos below. 

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