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Skeleton Shrimp
By Lilian Koh
posted (This month)
15 votes

Harlequin crab, Canon g12
By Dragos Dumitrescu
posted (This month)
11 votes

Disconsolate. Coconut Octopus - Amphioctopus marginatus. Chaloklum, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1160-f11-iso200-Inon D2000
By Stefan Follows
posted (This month)
10 votes

Harlequin shrimps (Hymenocera picta)
Tulamben, Bali
By Yeehoo Wai
posted (This month)
10 votes

Tiny blue wave
By Raoul Caprez
posted (last week)
10 votes

I've been experimenting with wide apertures when shooting my macro images lately.  Here, I focused on this spotted cleaner shrimp's eye, letting everything else in front and behind blur.
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (This month)
9 votes

Blacklined Cyphoma
By Dusty Norman
posted (This month)
9 votes

Xeno crab (Xenocarcinus tuberculatus)
Tulamben, Bali
By Yeehoo Wai
posted (This month)
8 votes


By Dusty Norman
posted (This month)
8 votes

Babies - Porcelain crab
By Hon Ping
posted (This month)
8 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest | Macro - not swimming

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Smaller subjects typically 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.5cm) shot on macro settings or with macro equipment that are NOT MOVING usually on the bottom (i.e. between 1:1 and 1:3)
Big black eyes
2 Votes
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Colorful encounter
7 Votes
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"Wide Eyed"
A Secretary Blenny caught out of his hole. These guys are hard to catch away from their little burrows in the coral.
4 Votes
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"Care"
A Red Cling Fish protecting it's eggs.
1 Votes
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Cupcoral
3 Votes
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"Open Wide"
Banded Jawfish giving my camera a smile.
7 Votes
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"Smile"
A Golden Tail Moray giving me his best smile.
7 Votes
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"Leaf"
A very camouflaged crab.
4 Votes
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Durban Dance Shrimp, Koh Doc Mai
4 Votes
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"Social"
A congregation of Black Coral Shrimp.
5 Votes
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"Hiding in the Flowers"
This Red Cling Fish found a very pretty patch of Gorgonian to cling to.
4 Votes
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"Lettuce Slug"
Finding one of these Sea Slugs on a nice colorful backdrop is rather rare. I was happy to take advantage of the colorful opportunity.
7 Votes
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"Black Lines"
This Blackline Cyphoma is a rare find here in Cayman. We frequently see Flamingo Tongues, but its always a treat to see one of the uncommon cousins.
4 Votes
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Litle cleaner, Turneffe Island Belize
5 Votes
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a super close up of a patch of Sergeant Major's eggs - sh... by Dawn Clerkson
a super close up of a patch of Sergeant Major's eggs - shot while the father was off-guard!
5 Votes
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Camouflage junior by Ponnie J
Camouflage junior
3 Votes
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Tiny blue head
6 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Blue in the white forest
3 Votes
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date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena)
Anilao,... by Irwin Ang
D E A D L Y
Blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena)
Anilao, Philippines. August 2014
3 Votes
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T H E . R I N G
Octopus mototi (Amphioctopus siamensis)
... by Irwin Ang
T H E . R I N G
Octopus mototi (Amphioctopus siamensis)
Anilao, Philippines. October 2014
5 Votes
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Tiny blue wave
10 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Philippines
view portfolio more shots by Raoul Caprez
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"Fin Up"
A close up of the same Blenny. Triple Fin's color and patterns make them one of my favorite little fish to find.
2 Votes
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Porcelain spot remover
0 Votes
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Hungry or tired? by Uwe Schmolke
Hungry or tired?
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8 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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Hippocampus denise by Lilian Koh
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Hippocampus denise
6 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Halmahera Sea Indonesia
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"Green Eyes"
A first time find for me here. I am having trouble identiyfing this crab just from our ID books. Not a bad day at the office, find something completely new to me and snag some good shots.
3 Votes
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3 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Croatia
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