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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Tonga

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Taken with a canon D10 compact on macro setting off Euakafa Island while on snorkel. The sea urchin had a blue tinge but it was only when the flash went off that the iridescent blue came out!
Baby humpback whale in the waters of Vava'u, Tonga. This calf was quite interactive and checked us out a number of times.
This was my first use of the Canon 550D, Tokina 10-17mm lens and the ikelite housing - without strobe.
shortlistedShortlisted!
Vava'u Group - Tonga
Mum and calf aving a swim
a little calf who runned away from his mum, though the mum was close by!
Freediving Swallows Cave, Vava'u.
Canon 550D, Tokina 10-17mm, Aquatica Housing and 4" mini dome.
This Lionfish was quite interested in the camera and gave me the opportunity for some nice close-up shots.
Humpback calf gliding
shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2010 awards final round judging
Humpback whale mother and 4 week old calf. Vava'u Tonga. Nikon D300 in sea & sea housing.
Humpback whale mother and 4 week old calf taken in Vava'u Tonga. I was lucky enough to spend 30 amazing minutes with them and came within 2 meters.
Longnose Hawkfish posing on a clamshell at 22 meters
diver's bubbles
Closeup image of a humpback mother and calf. Vava'u Tonga. No cropping. Nikon D300 with 10-20mm sigma lens.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2009

Final RoundThrough to 2009 awards final round judging
Image of divers in a cave, Vava'u Tonga.
snorkeler and humpback whale. Vava'u Tonga. Nikon D300 with 10-20mm sigma.
shortlistedShortlisted!
Image of a humpback mother and calf, taken in Vava'u Tonga. Nikon D300 10-20mm sigma, in sea & sea housing.
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2009 awards final round judging

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Touching study. Not often you see an U/W shot that says 'family'
I found it harder to photograph these subjects as they move much faster than you think. Luckily, this baby whale wouldn't leave us alone whilst snorkelling near to Mounu Island, Vavau'a in Tonga.
Aargh. Vava'u, Tonga.
The picture is of a Mum and calf humpback Whale taken in Tonga in September using a D300 - the wide angle was needed as they came up very close - i had an awesome time with them - through my photos i can share the feeling & experience with others.
Mother and new born calf in Tonga off Vava'u, no strobes just had nice ambient light
shortlistedShortlisted!
Southern hemisphere humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Mother and calf - synchronizing
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2008

Final RoundThrough to 2008 awards final round judging

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Ahh, Mum and Baby
it was funny watching theese fish swimming along the reef in a line taken with olympus s720 sopu nuku'alofa
lizard fish resting on tail and pelvic fins harbour reef nuku'alofa tonga taken with olympus 720
clam at a local beach on tongatapu taken with an olympus 720sw
green pullers swimming in purple coral ,vuna rd Nuku'alofa taken with olympus 720sw
Black and white stripe fish on local beach reef tongatapu Tonga
anemone fish swimming on a local harbour reef nuku'alofa tonga using olympus 720
group of four fish amongst the coral on reef off vuna road Nuku'alofa
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