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Our underwater photography contest is the longest running and most prestigious online. If you want to make a name for yourself this is THE place to do it.
Just look at some of the internationally acclaimed photographers who have launched their u/w photo careers here over the years.

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by Pietro Cremone

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by Craig Mcinally


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Uwe Schmolke (Second place)
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Peoples' Vote


Thalassoma lunare / Moon Wrasse
By James Deverich
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

'American crocodile gets close and personal'
Banco Chinchorro, Mexico
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Subal underwater housing, Canon 1Dx, Canon EF8-15mm @ 15mm, f18, 1/160s, ISO400, 2x Inon Z240 strobes
By Terry Steeley
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Hairy Froggy
By Daniel Dietrich
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

tree and fish
By Mikulás Németh
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Portrait sea horse, taken with canon S120 in canon housing iso:80 1/250s f8 at Tulamben Bali.
By Ajiex Dharma
posted (2 days ago)
12 votes

They lay down on the sand ground and waited that you would dive down and play with them.
By Olivier Notz
posted (2 days ago)
12 votes

Eagle Ray
By David Carbo
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

Hairy squat lobster Bunaken
By Elaine Wallace
posted (3 days ago)
11 votes

This large Tiger has this divers attention and seeing eye to eye
By Steven Anderson
posted (3 days ago)
10 votes

Pygmy pipe-horse fish (male)
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (4 days ago)
9 votes
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They lay down on the sand ground and waited that you would dive down and play with them.
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Lake Eacham shot at 18m using Canon 7D, 10-22mm lens. by David Haintz
Lake Eacham shot at 18m using Canon 7D, 10-22mm lens.
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Playful sea lions at the west coast of Australia
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Pygmy pipe-horse fish (male) by Gaetano Gargiulo
Pygmy pipe-horse fish (male)
9 Votes
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Asian magazine feature showing various aspects of Royal Australian Navy Submarine Escape facility (RANSETF). Images show trainees in HI-Viz Mk.8 immersion suit and escape from Single Escape Tower (SET)Photographed using Nikonos, Fuji 800ASA Super G.
3 Votes
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Spectacular sight on a night dive. Grey Nurse (Eugomphodus taurus) passing under the dive boat on a calm evening at Byron Bay's Julien Rocks Marine Park (Northern New South Wales). Photgraphed using Nikonos V, (20mm Wide Lens)Kodak slide film.100ASA!
10 Votes
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Cute little example of Shaw's Cowfish resting happily in diver's glove. Photographed using Nikonos IV-A, 35mm lens, Nikonos close-up framers, SB-105 Flash, Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA slide film.
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Softness, taken at Flinders pier, Victoria, by David Haintz
Softness, taken at Flinders pier, Victoria,
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'She Was Once a Warship' Former RAN Charles F Adams Class air-warfare destroyer (HMAS Perth) Pennant number DDG-38 awaits her fate as a dive wreck in Albany's (West Australia)King George Sound.Nikonos V, 15mm wide lens, Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
7 Votes
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Front cover of Australian magazine showing previous entry in Underwater Photography.com competition. The magazine specialises in activities of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
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'Almost Underwater'- Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers (Maritime Tactical Operations)preparing for night excercises wearing LAR V oxygen rebreathers and clandestine wetsuits. Photographed using Nikon F4, 50mm lens Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
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Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) is vital training for offshore oilrig workers who may face the situation where they may have to escape from a submerged helicopter to survive. Photo shows helo 'pilot' carrying out short free ascent.
6 Votes
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Ceratosoma amoenum (Sweet Ceratosoma) and Pteraeolidia ianthina (Blue Dragon) sharing a delicous Acisidian meal
6 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Australia
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Favorinus tsuruganus, (Tiger Favorinus), Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia 08-03-2015
7 Votes
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date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Australia
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Great JellyFish Encounter. A quick shot 'taken from the hip'on the deco line as a monstrous creature floats by. Photographed using the Nikonos v (20mm wide lens)Kodak Elitechrome 100ASA.
5 Votes
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Dramatic effect of the wide-angle lens. This magnificient Potato Cod enjoys the company of divers and knows 'exactly' what a camera is for.Photographed using the indestructible Nikonos V, SB105 Flash, Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
2 Votes
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Unusual pygmy pipe horse almost entirely blue by Gaetano Gargiulo
Unusual pygmy pipe horse almost entirely blue
7 Votes
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Lead page of Asian Diver magazine describing Royal Australian Navy Submarine Escape Training Facility (RANSETF).
Main image shows trainee in escpae immersion suit exiting training tank hatch (assisted by two instructors).
2 Votes
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A big hug under water between a male and a female sea lion
16 Votes
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Bannerfish (Heniochus acuminatus)escort divers at the world-famous Navy Pier at Exmouth, Western Australia. Photographed using Nikonos 1V-A, 35mm lens, focusing distance 3foot (1metre) Nikonos SB105 Flash unit.Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
9 Votes
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lovely female of Pygmy Pipe-horse fish (105 micro +10 sub... by Gaetano Gargiulo
lovely female of Pygmy Pipe-horse fish (105 micro +10 subsee)
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Sub-mariner carries out 'free ascent' (from 20metres deep)submarine escape hatch at RANSETF. Though not practiced by sport divers, free ascent training is vital for the submarine service. Nikonos V, 20mm lens, Fuji 800ASA print film.
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Australia
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Offshore oil-rig trainees (wearing coveralls and tennis shoes)simulate evacuation of oil rig by jumping off 6metre high plunge platform into freshwater pool. Nikonos V,Fuji 800ASA Super G press film.
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015
date posted category: Humorous
date posted location: Australia
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Lake Eacham, by David Haintz
Lake Eacham,
3 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, February 27, 2015
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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magnificient soft coral growth on the wreck of the Korean... by Pat Keenan
magnificient soft coral growth on the wreck of the Korean bulk carrier 'Sanko Harvest'that struck a reef and sank near the West Australian town of Espoerance on the southern ocean coastline. Nikonos V (20mm wide lens) Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, February 27, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Australia
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First cuttlefish for the year on a ripping current wall d... by Haydn Salvas
First cuttlefish for the year on a ripping current wall dive. Putting this into the temperate water section as it was shot in Melbourne, Australia. Temperate can be full of colour too!
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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Color-burst. Taken with a very narrow (f45) in murky water by Gaetano Gargiulo
Color-burst. Taken with a very narrow (f45) in murky water
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Timor Sea Australia
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