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White spotted File fish in the Orange phase
By Steven Daniel
posted Monday, December 18, 2006
90 votes

Southern Stringray
By Steven Daniel
posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
85 votes

Last year I posted a jawfish with eggs that were about to hatch. This is the same jawfish shot a few days earlier just after the eggs were laid. From Little Cayman Island. Nikon D200 with 105mm lens.
By Jim Chambers
posted Friday, April 18, 2008
75 votes

- Crossways - Tarpon hunting Silversides. This is an image I've been striving for, for over a year now....
By Nina Baxa
posted Monday, October 20, 2014
70 votes

Stingrays at Sandbar, Grand Cayman
By Pietro Cremone
posted Tuesday, March 6, 2012
67 votes

Southern Stingrays cruising over a shallow sand bar to the North of Grand Cayman.  The split is part photoshop manipulated to correct some dome splashing in the heavy swell.
By Paul Colley
posted Wednesday, February 23, 2011
62 votes

Tarpon entering grotto at dawn

During daytime silversides hide in caverns, swim-throughs, grottos and wrecks. As dawn settles the predators follow them.
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Monday, July 1, 2013
59 votes

Freediver meets Eagle Ray
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Sunday, December 15, 2013
58 votes

Ray of light
By Pietro Cremone
posted Monday, March 19, 2012
56 votes

APOCALYPSE
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014
55 votes
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This beautiful Seahorse was taken on Cayman Brac. It stayed in our area for awhile before moving on.

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Glowing radiantly
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date posted posted: 01:16 CST Today (2 hours ago)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Ruffles"
A Lettuce Sea Slug on a Rope Sponge.
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Out in the Open"
A Gaudy Clown Crab poses out in the open on a Purple Vase Sponge. Generally I find this guys tucked away into a hole in the coral/sponge, but it is always a treat to find one out and about.
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Curious"
These aren't always the most cooperative subjects. After taking a couple of shots with just the 100mm, I decided to try the +10 Diopter. Luckily this guys was holding his ground and let me get extremely close.
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"The Queen"
The colors of the Queen Angel Fish are so vibrant. It isn't very often they will allow you to get close enough for a face on portrait. I think the Turtle eating right beside this one gave it a reason to stick around.
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"Wrapped Up"
A tiny Brittle Star tightly wrapped around a Gorgonian.
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"Into the Stars"
One of the prettiest eyed fish around.
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Fluorescence! This is so exciting! Using Nightsea filters to photograph, I discovered that the eyes of a banded coral shrimp fluoresce a vibrant green. I used a small aperture to focus only on the eyes. The coral it's on also fluoresced.
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date posted posted: (2 days ago)
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date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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'Velvet Eyes' - eyes of a Velvet shrimp, a nocturnal species, around an inch long with amazing blue eyes. Shot using Oly 60mm & +15 subsee with manual focus for precision.
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date posted posted: (2 days ago)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Roughhead blenny (Acanthemblemaria aspera)
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"Babylon"
This massive deep sea pinnacle is without a doubt one of the most prestigious dive sites in Cayman. It is situated on the far North East side of the island making it a long way from anywhere. It is always a treat to descend into the depths
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"Dancing Turtle"
The Hawksbill literally swam up and stopped right on top of me. It didn't touch me and I didn't touch it, but the encounter will last in my memories and with this photograph.
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"Grooves"
A Close up of Star Coral.
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"Fish in the Flowers"
A Triple Fin Blenny in a very detailed hiding spot.
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Spotted Anemone Shrimp - taken by stacking a x2 and a +10... by Adeline Wee
Spotted Anemone Shrimp - taken by stacking a x2 and a +10 diopter
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Illuminating a hawkfish from the outside of a sponge. by Adeline Wee
Illuminating a hawkfish from the outside of a sponge.
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The Guardian - a Simon Morris statue standing just off the mini-wall at LightHousePoint in Grand Cayman. Loved how the sun makes a Halo - always guarding for good ....
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While swimming out for a shore dive at sunset, I asked my friend to pose for me. I balanced one strobe on top of my head to give her face fill light, and placed the other strobe under the water to illuminate her tank and octo.
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date posted posted: (5 days ago)
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Juvenile basketstar by Adeline Wee
Juvenile basketstar
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This beautiful Seahorse was taken on Cayman Brac. It stay... by Nina Banks
This beautiful Seahorse was taken on Cayman Brac. It stayed in our area for awhile before moving on.
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date posted posted: (6 days ago)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Reef squid by night
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date posted category: Macro - swimming
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"Friends Fly Together"
Flying out into the blue accompanied by these two Spotted Eagle Rays was nothing less than a sublime experience.
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"Shine"
You know its a calm and clear day when light rays come through a swim through at 100ft.
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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.
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"Care"
A Red Cling Fish protecting it's eggs.
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Sepioteuthis sepioidea by Adeline Wee
Sepioteuthis sepioidea
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Gaudy Clown Crab, Little Cayman
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