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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Australia (81)

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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2016

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Leafy Sea Dragon (Fetzendrachenfisch) , Australia - South Australia - Kangaroo Island
By Ralf Levc
posted Saturday, May 20, 2006
109 votes

Estuarine Cod and Cleaner Wrasse. Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Canon 50D & Tokina 10-17
By Ross Gudgeon
posted Friday, June 12, 2009
90 votes

A Golden Weedfish (Cristiceps aurantiacus).

Taken at Shelly Beach in Sydney, Australia. 

Using a Nikon D300 sea & sea housing and dual ys250s. f/8 1/250s
By Melissa Fiene
posted Wednesday, June 10, 2009
77 votes

Cuttlefish at Bare Island. Sydney, Australia
By Ken Thongpila
posted Monday, July 20, 2009
74 votes


By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010
73 votes

Happy Valentine's Day!  : )
By Doug Anderson
posted Thursday, February 14, 2008
71 votes

Turtle in the Coral Sea.
By Karen Dillabough
posted Friday, June 12, 2009
71 votes

Giant cuttle, Kurnell
By Doug Anderson
posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008
70 votes

Pteraeolidia ianthina, Sydney
By Doug Anderson
posted Monday, February 4, 2008
69 votes

Chromodoris splendida, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Wednesday, April 9, 2008
68 votes
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A small goby resting on some cold water ascidians. Photog... by Cal Mero
A small goby resting on some cold water ascidians. Photographed off South Australia's Yorke Pennisula.
D80, ds 51 strobes, 60mm.
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Chromodoris splendida, Bare Island
39 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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A cold water nudibranch photographed off the remote Yorke... by Cal Mero
A cold water nudibranch photographed off the remote Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Species: short tailed ceratosoma
Nikon D80, 60mm, 2 X ds51 strobes.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Red Cuttle, Kurnell
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 13, 2008
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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A unexpected breach by a humpback in Sydney Harbour. by Kristen Hardy
A unexpected breach by a humpback in Sydney Harbour.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 12, 2008
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Malabar, Sydney
30 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2008
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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The leafy sea dragon can only be found on the southern co... by Cal Mero
The leafy sea dragon can only be found on the southern coasts of Australia. They have the most gorgeous and intricate faces.
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33 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 5, 2008
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Mating dumpling squid. A very unusual find that was spect... by Cal Mero
Mating dumpling squid. A very unusual find that was spectacular to watch.
Nikon d80, 60mm, ds 51 strobes
42 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 4, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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We drove 14 hours straight to find the leafy sea dragon. ... by Cal Mero
We drove 14 hours straight to find the leafy sea dragon. It was worth every minute of the drive. They really are the most incredible fish. Watching them move so peacefully throughout their habitat is something I'll always remember.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2008

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classic leafy guy Cal
60 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 3, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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matt, free diving in the rock arch. ambient light by Sam Taylor
matt, free diving in the rock arch. ambient light
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23 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 29, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Cuttlefish pair, Bare Island
44 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Two huge marble rays mating. Taken on the S.S Yongala. by Mark Hosking
Two huge marble rays mating. Taken on the S.S Yongala.
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Giant cuttle, Clovelly
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Yellowtail, Bare Island
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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A diver riding a bike down a pier.  check out his massive... by Cal Mero
A diver riding a bike down a pier. check out his massively old school reg!
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I just had to include this one in the hotshots. I wonder if he just rode in off the end of the pier?
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 13, 2008
date posted category: Humorous
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Whale shark feeding in diffused light - Ningaloo Bay Aust... by Dave Hunt
Whale shark feeding in diffused light - Ningaloo Bay Australia.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 13, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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Ceratosoma amoena, Bare Island
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Cuttlefish - Fairy Bower.  My first attempt at underwater... by Josh Wyatt
Cuttlefish - Fairy Bower. My first attempt at underwater photography. Taken with Intova IC-600.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Australia
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A school of trevally revealed its self through the kelp. ... by Cal Mero
A school of trevally revealed its self through the kelp. They circled and weaved through the forest. One of those magical encounters
nikon d80, ds 51 strobes, 18-55mm
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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Giant cuttle, Kurnell
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2008
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Doug ran out of nudis last month so is doing cuttlefish this month!
70 Votes
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Whaleshark portait, Ningaloo Reef by Penny Murphy
Whaleshark portait, Ningaloo Reef
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, June 9, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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A kelp forest photographed in the temperate waters of Vic... by Cal Mero
A kelp forest photographed in the temperate waters of Victoria, Australia.
Nikon D80, 18-55mm, natural light
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Young whale shark - 4-5 meters on Ningaloo Reef.  Canon d... by Dave Hunt
Young whale shark - 4-5 meters on Ningaloo Reef. Canon digital Rebel, 10-22mm wide angle at 17mm, no strobes, f7.1, iso200, 1/100th, Sea & Sea housing.
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Red-spotted blenny.  I would get close, he would go insid... by Dave Hunt
Red-spotted blenny. I would get close, he would go inside - I'd move away, he'd come out -- for about 10 minutes until we were friends. Canon digital Rebel XTi, 60mm macro, YS-110 strobes, iso200, f10, 1/200sec.
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 7, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Red Cuttle, Kurnell
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 7, 2008
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Local dive boat and dolphins by Penny Murphy
Local dive boat and dolphins
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 7, 2008
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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Huge .... whaleshark, Ningaloo Reef - Coral Bay by Penny Murphy
Huge .... whaleshark, Ningaloo Reef - Coral Bay
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date posted posted: Friday, June 6, 2008
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