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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Jim Chambers

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Spotted Cleaner Shrimp (Periclimenes yucatanicus) from Bonaire.
Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes holthuisi) from Anilao.
Chromodoris lochi in Anilao.
Pteraeolidia ianthina crawling on ascidians.
Chromodoris willani photographed at Anilao in the South China Sea.
Crinoid Lobster.
This Phyllidia exquisita was indeed exquisite.
Rock Beauty (Holacanthus tricolor), a type of Caribbean angelfish.
Chromodoris dianae in Anilao, Philippines.
San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge on an unusually nice spring day. I took this photo from the Marin Headlands.
Red-Spotted Sandperch (Parapercis schauinslandi). Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.
Sharptail Eel (Myrichthys breviceps) from Bonaire.
One of the residents of Bonaire. And no, this is not a self-portrait!
Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum) from the Bligh Water of Fiji. Nikon D100 with 60mm lens. From 2003, this was one of my first dive trips with a digital camera.
Elysia pratensis from the Cayman Islands. These little sea slugs are very rare in the Caribbean, so I was really lucky to spot this one.
Nemos from Dauin, Philippines.
Look into my eyes... This little Toby seemed to be mesmerized by his reflection in my macro port. Anilao, Philippines.
Schoolmaster Snapper (Lutjanus apodus) in the Cayman Islands.
Nembrotha milleri grazing on ascidians in the South China Sea.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2009

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Network Pipefish (Corythoichthys flavofasciatus).
Portrait of a little Blackbar Chromis (Chromis retrofasciata) in the South China Sea of the Philippines.
Sailfin Blenny (Emblemaria pandionis). Sailfins are not rare in the Cayman Islands, but this is the only one I've ever seen completely out of its tube and with its sail up. I only got one shot before it disappeared.
Razorfish (Aeoliscus strigatus) in Anilao.
Puffball Sponge (Oceanapia sagittaria), a small sponge that is normally buried under sand/rubble. The stalk and puffball are sent up periodically for reproduction. The tendrils remind me of synapses in the brain.
Giant Frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) in Anilao. This is the the biggest and best camouflaged frogfish I've ever seen. It was about the size of a football! Look just above the center for the eye.
Portrait of a Scalefin Anthia (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) from Anilao.
You talkin' to me? Two Sailfin Blennies in what appears to be a territorial dispute.
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