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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Joerg Blessing

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This was a nice postdive manta session. A dense patch of plankton outside of Hanifaru Bay attracted about 20 -30 mantas. Luckily I had a few bar left in my tank ;-)
Posted this before as BW. Better in colour?
Watching this school of neon fusiliers being hunted by bluefin jack and dogtooth tunas was like watching NatGeo on TV, just better. To catch the movement I used a long shutter speed of 1/10th sec
Chill out! There was so much action going on around this lazy green turtle: squadrons of bluefin jack attacking the carpet of glass fish , tunas looking for an easy meal, anthias buzzing.
More then friendly turtle. It already knew rule number one in underwater photography: get close!
Fusilier the moment the sea is very productive on our side of the atoll. phytoplankton-zooplankton-small fish-big fish.its cool to watch some hunting scenes and small bait balls.
Let me scratch your port...
Not too shy octopus
Hanging gardens, Sipadan.
School of jacks
Fallen tree on Sipadan beach.
Sponge, butterfly fish, diver, whitetip shark......the last two I just found on the screen during post
Healthy coral reefs like this one are becoming less common. Coral bleaching events are increasingly frequent, and ocean acidification and pollutants are other problems that corals are facing. But coral reefs support 25% of marine species.
This cutie goes by the name of "Chromodoris dianae"
Manta interaction
Lionfish Sunburst
This green turtle found a very comfortable black coral bush.
Zebra and leopard pattern in an oriental sweetlip
Beautiful young green turtle
tiny skeleton shrimp
Nurseshark line up
Reefscape and best Buddy ;-)
Stingray flight
While the hardcore in the shallows got hit badly by the 2016 bleaching, the soft corals are as beautiful as ever on the deeper reefs
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