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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Micronesia

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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2016

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The Rock Islands in Micronesia as seen from the air.The Islands are made up of Limestone so they slowly erode over the years. What a beatifull country with fantasic and friendly people and diving that is out of this world.
By Rick Ouellette
posted Tuesday, November 17, 2009
130 votes

Beautifull but deadly stonefish waiting in camo to ambush it's prey. came upon this fish at 65ft on a wall in Ulong Chanell in Palau,Micronesia.
By Rick Ouellette
posted Sunday, November 15, 2009
105 votes

Manta photographer
By Daniel Flormann
posted Friday, December 9, 2011
96 votes

shark pair
By Daniel Flormann
posted Sunday, December 11, 2011
77 votes

Nikon D2Xs, Zoom f4/12-24 mm, Seacam Housing w. Seacam Seaflsh 150 TTL (manual setting) and Seacam Mini 100 (manual setting); 1/125 s, f13, ISO 200. Model: Leda
By Frank Schneider
posted Monday, October 4, 2010
56 votes

'ABSTRACT' Often I am captivated with the colours, textures and shapes of our coral kindoms - beyond the sheer beauty of its free-swimming inhabitants as this image attempts to demonstrate. Housed Nikon F; 55mm auto-micro Nikkor lens.
By Rick Tegeler
posted Saturday, September 30, 2006
49 votes

Near the bow gun on the Fujikawa Maru, I found this beautiful coral so I asked my buddy to swim to the other side and look back. Canon ixus 100 and single inon d2000 strobe.
By Jackie Campbell
posted Saturday, May 8, 2010
48 votes

'MAUVE' Yes... there really is such a colour. From the Hotel Continental on Truk - true colour. Impossible to improve on Ma Nature. Nikon F; 24mm lens. Enjoy!
By Rick Tegeler
posted Thursday, October 12, 2006
47 votes

Thanks Bill Acker from www.mantaray.com for the beautiful Manta and thanks to my model, Leda. - Camera: Nikon D3X, Nikon 24-70/f.2.8
By Frank Schneider
posted Saturday, October 2, 2010
45 votes

Emily Flying Boat-Engine in corals-Truk Lagoon
By Richard Goluch
posted Thursday, February 7, 2008
44 votes
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If you try to line up the sun with the boat, make sure it hasn't come untied from the mooring or you might find yourself far from where you thought you were
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Cloudburst desaturated
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Shots taken of a subject between 3 inches and 1 foot (7.5 to 30cm) in size (e.g. large fish or diver head) that dominates the frame - any background is incidental and occupies LESS THAN 50% of frame. (cutting it close on the 50% part, but its macro)
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Precision Glass. Last light for sunset splits
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Fisheye view
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Was it Jaws 3 or 4 where it ate the Helicopter? I layered this mainly because with refraction at the waterline the body didn't line up nicely, but a little Gin made the drone sound fun. The untouched version is in the over/under category..
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Big round World. 1/13th second shutter spin. F-22 at 8mm with TTL lighting.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Busy scene
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Tickle me Elmo. Mantas sometimes hover over the cleaning stations as the fish come up to clean them. They seem to like the bubbles sensations-but not here- this guy was nipped by a false cleaner and shot off.
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date posted posted: Monday, October 17, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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"they told me this shoot would be catered?.."
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Wagon Train
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Purple Mountain Majesty
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Close focus wide angle
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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Starburst silhouette- flash filled
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date posted posted: Monday, October 10, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Last light.
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date posted posted: Monday, October 3, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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The Lovers.
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Beautifully composed and elegantly edited. Most romantic shark photo I've ever seen!
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Octoporn. I would have preferred a different category for this image, but these mating Octopus blend into the reef and rock so well that the image is too busy. I used brushes to try and obliterate the rocks and release the Octopus from them..
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Light Play. That highlight is the sun coming through the scupper on the boat.. it danced
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Squid on Safety Stop, Chuuk
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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White eyes, inky black
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A truly unique shot for many reasons. Getting so close to sharks is a special moment itself. The shark almost seems like a ghost. The movements are nicely captured through the turbulences/reflection at the surface. Well deserved winner.
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Up for Air
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Canyon of death. (trying to set a mood there :-)
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Fumizuki Destroyer, Chuuk
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Soft Coral Crab, nightdive at Shinkoku Maru, Chuuk
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Inside Kensho Maru, Chuuk
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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True colors. No PS here, the light on the background sharks has passed through water enough to absorb the warm colors, giving a cool blue caste. The close shark not so.. it could be balanced in LR but I like the contrasting colors and odd lighting.
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date posted posted: Friday, September 16, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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And another "R2D2" one, Fujikawa Maru, Chuuk
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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