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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Paul Colley

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Southern Stingrays cruising over a shallow sand bar to the North of Grand Cayman.  The split is part photoshop manipulated to correct some dome splashing in the heavy swell.
By Paul Colley
posted Wednesday, February 23, 2011
62 votes

Cardinalfish brooding eggs: 60mm lens with +3 diopter.
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, June 6, 2011
47 votes

Barracuda school with one Great Barracuda interacting with the school of smaller ones; not sure what this behaviour was.
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, August 19, 2013
46 votes

Southern Stingray passing under a dive boat
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, February 14, 2011
45 votes

My first encounter with a stunning silky shark.
By Paul Colley
posted Saturday, December 14, 2013
44 votes

Split level shot of a Southern Stingray off the coast of Grand Cayman
By Paul Colley
posted Wednesday, February 2, 2011
43 votes

Natural light monochrome of the USS Kittiwake
By Paul Colley
posted Friday, April 1, 2011
42 votes

This is the newly-sunk wreck of USS Kittiwake in the Cayman Islands.  Shot with a 10-17mm lens in clear water, you can see the wreck from bow to midships.
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, January 31, 2011
40 votes

Ascension Island Black Durgon.  This Trigger Fish looks almost jet black at a distance, but close up is a riot of colour.
By Paul Colley
posted Sunday, November 20, 2011
40 votes

Bow and anchor chain of the USS Kittiwake; a natural light shot
By Paul Colley
posted Saturday, April 2, 2011
38 votes
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Small school of butterflyfish near the surface at dusk & seen through Snell's window.
votes: 10
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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The Salem Express has a tragic story, so we dive here with great respect. But it is a peaceful monument to what happened. The fish in the school above the wreck, sadly in spirit and number, might easily represent those many souls who perished here...
votes: 3
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Hull of a ship seen through the legs of a pier at the Cement Plant, Barbados
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votes: 18
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Hermit crab on one of the many Cays in Jardines de la Reina
votes: 11
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Abstract view of the Cement Plant pier, Barbados - looking vertically upward.
votes: 11
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Secretary blenny: cropped to square format to exploit the symmetry.
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votes: 22
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Turtles in water (in a turtle sanctuary) but camera out of water, so a top-side image. I think that it looks like the turtles are kissing...
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votes: 24
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Reef shark in natural light
votes: 13
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date posted posted: Friday, February 21, 2014
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cuba
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Barracuda school at 30m in the Red Sea. D300 with Tokina 10-17 at 17mm, twin INON Z-240 manual strobes, f8 1/160s ISO 200.
votes: 21
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Purple sponges under Salt Pier, Bonaire
votes: 23
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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The mast of a wreck, which seemed to be floating in the blue - an unusual perspective...compact camera image
votes: 12
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 9, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Barbados
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fish schools at salt pier, Bonaire
votes: 12
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date posted posted: Friday, January 24, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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Reef shark in sunlit shallows, Gardens of the Queen

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Like a desktop wallpaper. Clean, simple and graceful.
votes: 19
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cuba
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Trumpetfish hiding to ambush prey. 105mm & +5 diopter.
votes: 11
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date posted posted: Friday, January 17, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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Caribbean reef squid close to shore near the Salt Pier in Bonaire. Compact camera.
votes: 15
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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Bonaire. 105mm, +8 diopter
votes: 11
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date posted posted: Friday, January 3, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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My first encounter with a stunning silky shark.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2013
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Very impressive Paul, the angle and the shark's silky texture makes this shot one of my favorite shark shots of the month.
votes: 44
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cuba
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This Green Turtle was in water, but the camera was above, so technically a topside image. Converted to B&W to emphasise the graphic patterns on the turtle.
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votes: 20
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cuba
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The bronze flanks of a silky shark photographed in the Jardines de la Reina, Cuba.
votes: 19
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Gulf of Venezuela Cuba
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One of the most elegant sharks that I have dived with; a Silky making a close pass in open water.
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Definitely the best shark shot of the month. Black and White emphasizes the shark's shiny body and makes the eyes stand out.
votes: 27
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Gulf of Venezuela Cuba
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Red Sea reef at dusk.
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votes: 36
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Wreck of the SS Thistlegorm
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Great wreck shot, Paul. Well done.
votes: 35
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date posted posted: Friday, October 4, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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a top side image shot from just below the surface, shooting through Snell's window in calm water to capture the bow of a dive boat.
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votes: 26
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Barracuda school with one Great Barracuda interacting with the school of smaller ones; not sure what this behaviour was.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2013
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Very unique behavior shot with 3 subjects , one of my favorites this month.
votes: 46
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date posted posted: Monday, August 19, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Bohar Snappers by Paul Colley
Bohar Snappers
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votes: 20
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Schooling Bohar Snappers by Paul Colley
Schooling Bohar Snappers
votes: 15
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Egg Cowrie by Paul Colley
Egg Cowrie
votes: 16
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date posted posted: Monday, July 15, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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