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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Caribbean Sea (4)

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We were finishing our dive; as we turned to swim to our exit, we noticed several large lionfish emerging from the coral looking for dinner. I was able to wait long enough for the lionfish to smile at me and wave my buddy into place before surfacing.
By Ken Schneider
posted Wednesday, December 7, 2011
154 votes

Nikon d700,17mm,ISO 200, f14, 1/160sec. We were at 30ft, when I first noticed movement below me. Slowly, I turned around, inching along the sand hoping for a clear shot. This ray set off a storm, leaving me cleaning the sand out of my gear.
By Ken Schneider
posted Thursday, December 8, 2011
116 votes

I loved all these colorful corols and a single big eyed!
By Talih Tinay
posted Tuesday, March 7, 2006
95 votes

Sea Turtle, just about crashing into Camera housing dome.
By Holly Heffner
posted Sunday, September 3, 2006
93 votes

We swam with this big guy for almost an hour. He brushed up against me several times. It is believed he was hit by the ferry boat. You can see the scars on his back and a tear in the dorsal fin...Photo was taken with no strobe, Olympus 4040
By Holly Heffner
posted Tuesday, July 25, 2006
91 votes

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

Queen Angel of the Deep
By Steven Daniel
posted Wednesday, January 7, 2009
90 votes

This picture was taken in Bonaire on a site called Andrea II.  It was taken with a Canon G9.  Settings were 1/60 @ F8
By Don Robillard
posted Saturday, April 4, 2009
90 votes

Green Turtle in Akumal,Mexico
By Steven Daniel
posted Saturday, December 30, 2006
87 votes

Diver Drifting on the a Cozumel drift dive
By Steven Daniel
posted Monday, January 12, 2009
86 votes
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'Into The Woods' - A mutton snapper swims through the coral reefs of Grand Cayman

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A brightly colored starfish rests on seagrass just below the surface. I took this shot with my camera completely submerged, and utilized a Snell's window to include the sky and clouds.
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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yellow mouthed pike blenny by Arun Madisetti
yellow mouthed pike blenny
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Dominica
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an unlikely friendship. by Gideon Marcus
an unlikely friendship.
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Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris)
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Bridled Goby (Coryphopterus glaucofraenum)
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 26, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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'On The Lowdown' - Southern stingrays glide just over the sandbar off the coast of Grand Cayman
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Just keep swimming. by Gideon Marcus
Just keep swimming.
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"After The Dive"
We surfaced from a magical dive to this magical light.
Photographed with a small aperture so that the sun burst through the cloud with a star effect.
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date posted posted: Friday, June 24, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Through the eyes of the coral. by Gideon Marcus
Through the eyes of the coral.
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea United States
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Grazing turtle, Akumal Bay by Alison Ranheim
Grazing turtle, Akumal Bay
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Mexico
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"Gotcha"
Bandtail Puffer Fish
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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The Groupers in Little Cayman are very friendly, let you get up close and personal.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Cryptic Teardrop Crab
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Spotlight
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date posted posted: Monday, June 20, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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"Racing Stripes"
A juvenile spotted drum on coral, shot with a slow shutter speed and panning.
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Great creative shot
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Tarpon hunting silversides
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Mantafest is coming
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one mile straight down by Arun Madisetti
one mile straight down
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I wish the Cayman grottoes would be filled with silversides once more.
Devil's Grotto, July 2013 (the last year of big numbers)
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'Spectral' - A southern stingray on the sandbar off the coast of Grand Cayman
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'On One Breath' - A freediver ascends from the wreck of the Kittiwake off the coast of Grand Cayman
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Colorful Ceilings
Inside the cut out in the iron shore known by local dive guides as the Ballroom.
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"Big Green"
A large Green Sea Turtle makes its way over a shallow reef on the North Side of Grand Cayman.
Fantasea Red Filter
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I prepared my camera with a fisheye lens, but with my extension ring on the port to create a false vignette. I was hoping for some larger marine life to utilize this effect. Perfect for when a goliath grouper--unusual for Cayman--showed up!
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date posted posted: Monday, June 13, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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'Cleaning House' - The tiny eyes of pederson cleaner shrimp in the waters off of Grand Cayman
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Ready to spread my wings
Southern stingray at the sandbar
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Incredible over/under shot taken at exactly the right time!
28 Votes
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queen conch (Lobatus gigas)
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date posted posted: Friday, June 10, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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