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Underwater Photo Contest | August HotShots

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Nudibranch (Mexichromis multituberculata)
Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator)
Anilao, Philippines. May 2014
By Irwin Ang
posted (Last month)
38 votes

Cleanershrimp
By Doris Vierkötter
posted (Last month)
37 votes

Cedar's pride wreck in Aqabe.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (Last month)
34 votes

Cenote Silhoette - Little Rhamdia Catfish in a Mexican Cenote.
By Nina Baxa
posted (Last month)
34 votes

Ghostpipe´s eye
By Andre Philip
posted (Last month)
33 votes

great encounter on the Silver Banks
By Michael Weberberger
posted (Last month)
33 votes

Night diving on the Full Moon
By Steven Miller
posted (Last month)
32 votes

Crocodylus acutus_5
By Mathieu Foulquié
posted (Last month)
32 votes

Ray catching last sun rays...
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (Last month)
32 votes

Font Estramar
By Mathieu Foulquié
posted (Last month)
31 votes
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Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) eating lionfish

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Matthew Smith

An over/under of a bluebottle (physalia physalis) I love how the pneumatophore (air bladder) of this bluebottle caught the light from my underwater strobe and lit up like a fluorescent tube!! Amazing!
posted: (Last month) | category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
location: Tasman Sea Australia

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This is a clear winner, due to the perfect balanced lighting used here, matching the scene and the subject in every aspect. Stunning shot!

Underwater Photo Contest | August HotShots

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"Dream on" by Parnupong Norasethkamol
"Dream on"
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Excellent colors and a surreal setting. Almost feels like outer-space.
Eye decoration (old Green turtle eye - Chelonia mydas)
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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It takes a moment to understand what's going on here. This is a perfect example for shooting large objects with close-up lenses to produce un-orthodox images.
Ghostpipe´s eye
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Very precise focus for such a small subject. You have to appreciate the patience required to capture such an image! The colors are great as well.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Visayan Sea Philippines
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Night diving on the Full Moon
Third place Monthly HotShots

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This double exposure feels so natural, your almost think it's real, or at least wish it was! Very cool manipulation.
great encounter on the Silver Banks
Second place Monthly HotShots

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Getting close to this giant with a fisheye lens is already a recipe for a fantastic image, the angle selected showing the sun beams and the eye contact with the whale makes it a winner.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Dominican Republic
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Sardine in the mouth

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Dolphins in action! We love this!
Wels Catfish big grin

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Great photo of quite an unusual subject!
Cleanershrimp by Doris Vierkötter
Cleanershrimp

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Perfect colors and focus!

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Quite the yawn from this Black Grouper at Blue Pride Reef - Bahamas

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Precise strobe positioning is the key to this excellent photo, showing us the huge mouth of this Grouper in all its glory.
Cedar's pride wreck in Aqabe.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Jordan
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OWT with reflection

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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Cenote Silhoette - Little Rhamdia Catfish in a Mexican Cenote.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
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Taken at Shark Reef, Ras Mohammed, Egypt in June this yea... by Rob White
Taken at Shark Reef, Ras Mohammed, Egypt in June this year. I thought the bat-fish looked as though they were waiting patiently to each have their photograph taken by the diver, Alex Tattersall. I thought black and white enhanced the composition.
Crocodylus acutus_5 by Mathieu Foulquié
Crocodylus acutus_5

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Cuba
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Spanish Dancer by Jagwang Koo
Spanish Dancer

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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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Crimson red Waratah Anemones at low tide in a rock pool during a misty halo sunrise, lit with snooted strobes. The bird in the sun halo was more luck than judgement!!
Night Angel

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Pacific French Polynesia
view portfolio more shots by Christian Coulombe
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portret by Sergiy Glushchenko
portret

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Ukraine
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Profile ... by Sergiy Glushchenko
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date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Ukraine
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Great White Shark approaching the Cage

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
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apogon feeding

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Fish fin by Leena Roy
Fish fin
Oceanic Whitetip slicing through the crystal clear waters with sunlight rippling across her body.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
view portfolio more shots by Ken Kiefer
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Filter feeding Paddlefish

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: United States
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Group portrait.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
view portfolio more shots by Sergey Lisitsyn
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Tiny yellow submarine

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Ecuador
view portfolio more shots by Raoul Caprez
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[:b:]MedSea[:/B:] by Francesco Pacienza
MedSea

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
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Denise Pygmy

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Honu and diver by Stuart Ganz
Honu and diver
American Paddlefish, threatened species

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: United States
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