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Week 35 winner

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by Tanya Houppermans

'Into The Woods' - A mutton snapper swims through the coral reefs of Grand Cayman


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July Winner

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by Doris Vierkötter


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Plamena Mileva (Second place)
Lorenzo Mittiga (Third place)

Peoples' Vote


Stripped back to the essentials (Ca!iman resting on the bank)
By Raoul Caprez
posted (3 days ago)
18 votes

Mating Sea Turtles
By Iyad Suleyman
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Sardine Run, getting into the mix..
By Allen Walker
posted (3 days ago)
12 votes

Buddies
By Tony Yang
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

An Eagle Ray cruises the shallows at magic hour
By Tony Cherbas
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

O Captain! My young Captain!
By Marco Faimali (ismar-Cnr)
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Giant Frogfish swimming with diver
By James Emery
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

Three's a crowd - Pike cosying up during mating season.
By Spencer Burrows
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

Happy International Whaleshark day
Image taken in St. Helena, British Overseas Territories, South Atlantic
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Yesterday
11 votes

Trout eaten by Pike
By Uwe Schmolke
posted Yesterday
11 votes
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Mu mum said I am beautiful!!! by Gaetano Gargiulo
Mu mum said I am beautiful!!!
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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leafy frontal shot by Gaetano Gargiulo
leafy frontal shot
9 Votes
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sea dragon sketch by Gaetano Gargiulo
sea dragon sketch
2 Votes
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green is the new black!!! I just enhanced the natural col... by Gaetano Gargiulo
green is the new black!!! I just enhanced the natural color of the water to obtain this green backdrop
2 Votes
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Diving in the sun... very murky water and few friendly dr... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Diving in the sun... very murky water and few friendly dragons...
6 Votes
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"Natural Colors" just the background is been manipulated ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Natural Colors" just the background is been manipulated (minimally) to remove almost all of the colors and leave it neutral so the dragons stands out in its natural colors
11 Votes
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Not much manipulation required. I have uploaded the one w... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Not much manipulation required. I have uploaded the one with the original water color as well so you can compare. I just used the curve tool on the already burnt sun burst and then dodged a bit the rest of the water around the dragon...
15 Votes
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Dance into the light...
The vis dropped to less than 1m ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Dance into the light...
The vis dropped to less than 1m during the dive.so I made use of the milky white water to achieve clear background. Minimal PS involved, just the curve tool. Also no fiddling I just waited for the surge to bring it to me!!!
6 Votes
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"lost into the blue" the dragon was swimming in the curre... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"lost into the blue" the dragon was swimming in the current and pushed by the surge. careful position of myself under the boulders allowed me to take this shot into the blue...
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20 Votes
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Vis was bad to start with then deteriorated during the di... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Vis was bad to start with then deteriorated during the dive to below 1m... but hey I finally got to see the leafy!!! shot taken in the surge
6 Votes
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The background is natural. The clear tone is given by the... by Gaetano Gargiulo
The background is natural. The clear tone is given by the water column and the far away rocks. I waited > 10minutes to take this shot as the little fellow was moving between the weed to hunt small crustaceans
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12 Votes
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Pelican by the sea Port Stevens New South Wales by Debra Cahill
Pelican by the sea Port Stevens New South Wales
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Australia
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Picture of the camouflaged head of a wobbegong shak by David Bond
Picture of the camouflaged head of a wobbegong shak
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2 Votes
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Great Barracuda of 5 feet ! by Dominic Dallaire
Great Barracuda of 5 feet !
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Again to obtain the white background I used one of the st... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Again to obtain the white background I used one of the strobes to illuminate the reflective sand. I then completed the job with PS
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Purple Dragon Pipeline Pt Stevens NSW by Debra Cahill
Purple Dragon Pipeline Pt Stevens NSW
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 9, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Australia
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Shark cleaning station at Asho's Gap, Ningaloo Reef.
Visibility was not great and a did switch of the strobe
4 Votes
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Goatfish Pipeline Pt Stevens NSW by Debra Cahill
Goatfish Pipeline Pt Stevens NSW
3 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 2, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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A curious Dwarf Minke Whale looking at me ! by Dominic Dallaire
A curious Dwarf Minke Whale looking at me !
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 1, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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A shy Dwarf Minke Whale swimming in clear blue water ! by Dominic Dallaire
A shy Dwarf Minke Whale swimming in clear blue water !
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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After my second dive of the day, I snorkeled around the r... by Tiffanie Pucillo
After my second dive of the day, I snorkeled around the reef a bit before having to go back to the boat. Found this cool rock and coral mound just below the surface. Shot with my Canon 60D, Tamron 10-24mm, and Ikelite housing.
5 Votes
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Full Octo-moon This time my reverse ring macro toy did no... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Full Octo-moon This time my reverse ring macro toy did not worked as I expected. But...
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 26, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Pineapple Fish Little Beach Pt Stevens by Debra Cahill
Pineapple Fish Little Beach Pt Stevens
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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Grey reef shark photographed at Osprey Reef in April 2016. by Roxana Mclennan
Grey reef shark photographed at Osprey Reef in April 2016.
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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I have been called on assignment: depict the emotion of a... by Gaetano Gargiulo
I have been called on assignment: depict the emotion of a shark dive at Manly aquarium, so I wanted to depict the emotion of facing a "friendly" sand tiger shark. This pic is taken diving in the large shark enclosure
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Snorkling over the Great Barrier Reef. Shot with Canon 60... by Tiffanie Pucillo
Snorkling over the Great Barrier Reef. Shot with Canon 60D and Tamron 10-24mm lens. Ikelite housing with dome port.
8 Votes
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Green sea turtle by Roberto Schreiter
Green sea turtle
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 11, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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