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Week 2 winner

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by Tanya Houppermans

'Summer Break' - Sand tiger sharks spend the summer months aggregating around the shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast as


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December Winner

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by Plamena Mileva


Last Month's HotShots...


Hotshot stats...
Lorenzo Mittiga (Second place)
Marylin Batt (Third place)
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Peoples' Vote


NEON
By Tianhong Wang
posted (Last month)
28 votes

SHOCK EYES
By Tianhong Wang
posted (Last month)
27 votes

DAZZLER
By Tianhong Wang
posted (Last month)
26 votes

LIGHT UP MY HOUSE
By Tianhong Wang
posted (Last month)
25 votes

Overunder shot. A green Iguana takes a breath after an underwater incursion in a semi-submerged cave on the island of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Green Iguanas are everywhere on the island, they are part of every house's garden and...pools...
By Lorenzo Mittiga
posted (Last month)
23 votes

Lysoporcellain crab
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (Last month)
23 votes

Parrotfish at night
By Pietro Cremone
posted (Last month)
22 votes


By Chase Darnell
posted (Last month)
22 votes

Slow shutter spin technique
By Tony Cherbas
posted (Last month)
22 votes

Lady bug inside a blue tunicate
By Marylin Batt
posted (Last month)
22 votes
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December WINNER!!!!!!!!!!

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Plamena Mileva

ORBITAL MARITIME
posted: (Last month) | category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
location: Atlantic (European coastal) Spain

Editor's Comment
Very unique image, it looks like out of a fairytale. Wonderful composition and great job on the post-processing.
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This category shows the HotShots (premier images from a single month)
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Location :Ambon Indonesias
Canon 5dsr
Canon EF 10... by Yung Sen Wu
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Location :Ambon Indonesias
Canon 5dsr
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens: F18, 1/250, ISO 400
SEA &SEA MDX-5D Mark III ver.2
SEACAM SEAFLASH 150 DIGITAL
RETRA LSD
Nauticam SMC-1
Rgblue system 02 premium

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Taiwan
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NEON
LIGHT UP MY HOUSE

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Blast off. Dolphin always look cute and cuddly in pictures. Swimming with them they convey pure power, and the intelligence to know they needn't fear anything in the Ocean. I wonder why they are friendly to humans.-we've never done anything for them
we rise we shine by Ponnie J
we rise we shine
I spent a bit of time trying to get this "face" shot of this rather small ornate ghost pipefish. I was happy with the result of the time spent.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Overunder shot. A brown Caribbean Pelican is resting on i... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Overunder shot. A brown Caribbean Pelican is resting on its baits after a few strikes. Just once a year happens that a big ball of scads get close to the shores of Bonaire attracting many predators.
Cheking around by Ajiex Dharma
Cheking around
banggai-cardinalfish | juvenil
Acipenser baerii - Siberian Sturgeon by Viktor Vrbovský
Acipenser baerii - Siberian Sturgeon

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Czech Republic
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Burst.  Green Turtle Descending from the surface after a ... by Troy Mayne
Burst. Green Turtle Descending from the surface after a breath of air. Great Barrier Reef.
Green Turtle at Apo Island, Philippines. by Troy Mayne
Green Turtle at Apo Island, Philippines.
Slow shutter spin technique

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Bitten - Young Cape Fur Seal attached at my fin, Partridg... by Tig Fong
Bitten - Young Cape Fur Seal attached at my fin, Partridge Point, S.Africa
WHERE IS STEERING WHEEL

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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SHOCK EYES
'A Few Thousand of My Closest Friends' - A sand tiger shark is surrounded by bait fish near the conning tower of the U-352 off the coast of North Carolina
'Living History' - The mid-section of the U-352, showing the conning tower, lying on the sea floor off the coast of North Carolina. The U-boat is surrounded by thousands of small fish that have made the wreck their home.
Red lined jorunna by Suzan Meldonian
Red lined jorunna

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Roatan Squid!

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Bubbles... by Sergiy Glushchenko
Bubbles...

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Ukraine
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... by Sergiy Glushchenko
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LadyBug Taken in Little Cayman - this solitary hydroid appears to have a ladybug dancing above it. Oly 60mm with +5 dipoter, OMD EM-1.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Tornado under the jetty by Raoul Caprez
Tornado under the jetty
think pink baby
Night shot od squid. by Michal Sevecek
Night shot od squid.
Tailspot blenny on the barrel sponge. by Mehmet Salih Bilal
Tailspot blenny on the barrel sponge.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Halmahera Sea Indonesia
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Arborek pier, Raja Ampat. by Mehmet Salih Bilal
Arborek pier, Raja Ampat.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Halmahera Sea Indonesia
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Angler Fish at Bunaken Island
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