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Underwater Photo Contest | Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)

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shots taken using ambient light i.e. unlit by flash or continuous lighting like HID but filters on the lens are allowed if declared
Swim through
Sony a7Rvi w Nauticam housing was used to capture the brilliant Egyptian Reef in Ras Mehammad National Park, Red Sea using ambient light without filter.
I was free diving at home, in QLD Australia when I looked down and saw this, HUGE Ray below me swimming through a huge school of fish. They all parted around the huge male and he swam off and buried i=himself in the sand on the edge of the reef.
Echeneis naucrates (live sharksucker). (f/5.6, 1/160, ISO... by E&e Lp
by: E&e Lp
Echeneis naucrates (live sharksucker). (f/5.6, 1/160, ISO-125, 50mm). - Erik
The tiger and the reef fish look like they are about to square off. I love marine predators and my wife and I were able to see this sigh and be lucky enough to capture this image.
Ancient Greek figure underwater
Raja Ampat
Eagle ray taking off. It got scared by my exhaled bubbles and shot upwards when I took the picture on the fly.
"L'empereur". Cheilinus undulatus (Napoleon wrasse). (f/6... by E&e Lp
by: E&e Lp
"L'empereur". Cheilinus undulatus (Napoleon wrasse). (f/6.3, 1/160, ISO-100, 50mm). - Erik
Chaetodon semilarvatus (masked butterflyfish) (f/5, 1/160... by E&e Lp
by: E&e Lp
Chaetodon semilarvatus (masked butterflyfish) (f/5, 1/160, ISO-200, 31mm). - Erik
resting whales and photographer (taken under permit)
Aussie marine biologist gets up close to a sleeping Caribbean Sperm Whale. (taken under permit)
let's see who is the fastest
An adult Stoplight Parrot in Tobacco Bay, Bermuda
“There’s something below the surface” Dive off the coast of Cancun at M.U.S.A
Sunken Treasure! A Volkswagen Beetle on the ocean floor in Mexico
This was my best encounter with a whale and his calf. I had chance to have in front of me 2 dolphins with the whales! Special and unique moment to me, will remember it for long.
Image was taken in Baa Atoll, Maldives at around 20m on a cloudy day.
In the blue - Bathfish
"Ghosts" (Carangoides fulvoguttatus - Yellowspotted treva... by E&e Lp
by: E&e Lp
"Ghosts" (Carangoides fulvoguttatus - Yellowspotted trevally). Brightness, contrast etc. modified (PS Express) to accentuate highlights. Shot downwards into the blue with only natural light. - Erik
Diving at the end of the group behind my wife's pink flip... by E&e Lp
by: E&e Lp
Diving at the end of the group behind my wife's pink flippers, flabbergasted by the enormous corals of Fury Shoals, when suddenly a goldbody trevally crosses the scene. Quick shot, only natural light. - Erik
Playing with natural light in the cenote of Tajma Ha in Mexico.
The entrance of the Aktun Ha cave in Mexico.
Seal or golden retriever? This one solicited belly rubs and grabbed my hand with it's flipper when I stopped rubbing its belly, as if to say 'don't stop petting me!' just like a dog. Shot in New England, on Maine New Hampshire Border.
Aquanauts -
coming up for my 15m interval to see what's above me.
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