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Owen Palmer (3rd place)
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24 Entries Found
Oceanic Manta Ray
Socorro Island, Mexico
Panasonic LX100 w/ Nauticam Housin
"Silvertip"
Silvertip Shark
Socorro Island, Mexico
Panasonic LX100
"Patterns from the Deep"
Oceanic Manta Ray
Socorro Island off Baja Mexico
Panasonic LX100
"Guiding Light"
This Hawksbill Sea Turtle was swimming to catch a breath of air on Molasses Reef in Key Largo, FL. I love how the light rays wash over the turtle.
"The Nose Knows"
Sharpnose Puffer on the Spiegel Grove wreck in Key Largo, FL
"Hooked"
Silky Shark while drift diving in Jupiter, FL. This shark had large fishing hooks on both sides of its mouth.
"Queen Lilly"
Queen Conch in the sand and sea grass of Key Largo, FL
Panasonic LX100 w/ Nauticam Housing
Light & Motion Sola 9600 Lights
I found this spectacular Leaf Scorpionfish chilling on some staghorn coral while diving around Beqa Lagoon, Fiji.
"Octopus Friend"
This is an octopus coming out of their shelter while a snorkeler swims by to check them out.
"Clowning Around"
Fiji Anemonefish (aka Clownfish)
Beqa Lagoon, Fiji
Panasonic LX100
"Eye of the Queen"
Queen Conch - Key Largo, FL
Panasonic LX100 w/ Nauticam Housing
Light & Motion Sola 9600 Lights
3rd place Monthly HotShots
"Leopard of the Reef"
Leopard Blenny
Beqa Lagoon, Fiji
Panasonic LX100 w/ Nauticam Housing
Light & Motion Sola 9600 Lights
"Reef Hawk"
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Moorea, French Polynesia
Panasonic LX100 w/ Nauticam Housing
Light & Motion Sola 9600 Video Lights
"Among the Plumes"
Slender Filefish
Glover's Reef Belize
Panasonic LX100 w/ Nauticam Housing
Tesselated Blenny
Oil Rig Diving 60 miles off the Texas Gulf Coast
Panasonic LX100 w/ Nauticam Housing
Light & Motion Sola 9600 Lights
shortlistedShortlisted!
Sea Clown Triopha
Monterey Bay, California
Panasonic LX 100 w/ Light & Motion Sola 9600
Shore Dive - 56F with low visibility & high surge
"Smile for the Camera"
Lemon Shark
Jupiter, Florida
Panasonic LX100 with Light & Motion Sola 9600
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
While drift diving a shallow reef, this 2 meter Honeycomb Moray Eel came out of a crevasse near South Ari Atoll, Maldives.
"Grumpy Old Man" - Red Lipped Batfish - Isla Fernandina, Galapagos Islands
At a black pearl farm in Raiatea, French Polynesia, I came across this Network Pipefish. I waited patiently for nearly an hour before the pipefish finally got into position
This is an underwater picture of an active oil rig 65 miles off the Texas Gulf Coast. I recently had the pleasure of descending upon this rig and discovering the vibrant ecosystem below living on these artificial reefs.
Coral Guard Crab during a recent trip to French Polynesia. These crabs have a symbiotic relationship with the coral. The crabs act as a protector against coral predators and harmful debris. In return, they receive shelter and a coral mucous meal.
"Shadow Hunter" - I found this Silky Shark while doing a deep blue water drift dive off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. I was able to capture this image just as one of the Silky Sharks was passing behind me.
"Ghost Crab, I see you too" - I came across this Ghost Crab while walking on a deserted beach in the Maldives. I was truly amazed at the beautiful muted colors of this crab. Though timid, the crab stayed long enough for me to snap this picture.
 
 
 
24 Entries Found