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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Cayman islands

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"Delicate Seahorse" - A white seahorse free-swims between gorgonians. Photographed on the steep Bloody Bay Wall on Little Cayman.
Sea horse in Little cayman
"Seltzer Reef" - Divers' bubbles stream past colorful sponges and coral hanging off Babylon dive site. The dive boat can be seen above the sponges.
Night Moves
Pipehorse Portrait - My first pipehorse! This little guy is less than an inch long, and is very hard to spot with an untrained eye. The background is white from my strobes reflecting off the sand.
The Kittiwake takes on a different perspective when you add a diver in for scale.
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The USS Kittiwake has a ghostly feeling in black and white. I love this wreck in Grand Cayman and continue to dive it every time I am there.
Stingray Sandbar is a special place to photograph on Grand Cayman! I have lots of photographs to go through from shooting there the other day, here’s one to start.
Living Light
Olympus Pen 1
Sea&Sea YS-27DX strobes
Diaopter +5
"Navy Night" - Carrie Dutchak surfaces following a dusk dive. The lights of Grand Cayman glow behind her.
"Chiaroscuro" - I photographed this arrow crab using one strobe to give strong shadows and light. The title is a reference to the Italian word for this kind of lighting, found in Renaissance paintings.
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Magnificent lighting and spot on focus.
"Sweep And Swirl"
Sponges and gorgonians swirl. I photographed this image using a slow shutter speed while simultaneously swimming forward, zooming the lens and spinning the camera. No Photoshop.
"Sweeping Shadows" - A brightly-colored flagfin glass blenny rests on coral. Shot with one strobe on an angle to provide texture. (No snoot.)
"On Patrol" - A Caribbean reef shark sweeps in for a closer view as it patrols a coral reef on the East End of the island.
"The Whisk" - Silversides appear to be spun as they're drenched by a pool of light. The light is pouring in through a hole in the ceiling of the swim through.
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Did you know that the yellow boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean as well as the south eastern Atlantic Ocean? And that It reaches a maximum length of 45 centimetres (18 in)?
"Pretty In Pink" - Spotted cleaner shrimp portrait as it peers out from the tip of an anemone. When I found this anenome, I thought the pink shrimp on the pink anenome would make for nice complimentary colors.
Golden phase coney on Little cayman,
Eyes of a Shrimp look like little planets
Octopus @ Macabuca
"Beneath" - A hawksbill sea turtle soars beneath the sun on the East End of Grand Cayman.
"Beautiful Flight #1" - A spotted eagle ray in flight. Photographed at In Between dive site on the Northwest side of the island.
"Beautiful Flight #2" - A spotted eagle ray in flight. Photographed at In Between dive site on the Northwest side of the island.
"The Color Purple" - A blenny peers out of its textured coral home. Tentatively ID'd as a sailfin blenny.
"Storm Light #1" - My favorite kind of light. The clouds brought rain for a few minutes.
Gaudy clown crabs are very cool,i love the hunt for them and when i find a baby i stack to a +15 diopter. Friendly little guy he was
Just hanging out with a Grouper at the Oreo verde wreck!
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