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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From South Africa (5)

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This shot was taken during this years annual sardine migration. I had removed my strobes due to the backscatter and forgot to add weight, i was sat on the surface whilst my friends were seeing an awesome ball below, i was lucky to nail this shot.
By Paul Cowell
posted Monday, August 9, 2010
96 votes

Female Tiger Shark,natural light, what an awesome animal!
By Roger Horrocks
posted Monday, March 6, 2006
79 votes

Amazing dolphin pod action in this years sardine run.
By Paul Cowell
posted Tuesday, August 10, 2010
76 votes

clinid
Nikon F-100 with 60mm macro lens
By Geoff Spiby
posted Thursday, June 11, 2009
72 votes

free diver and cameraman at about 15 m's with a beauty of a tiger shark at Umkomaas South Africa. Taken with a Nikonos V and a 15 mm lens
By Fiona Ayerst
posted Monday, March 27, 2006
67 votes

Free
By Allen Walker
posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008
62 votes

Black Tip shark, pictured at Aliwal shoal, whilst on a tiger shark dive
By Paul Cowell
posted Saturday, August 14, 2010
62 votes

Whooohooo!
By Allen Walker
posted Tuesday, March 22, 2011
62 votes

ready for a teeth job
By Dray Van Beeck
posted Wednesday, February 18, 2009
57 votes

Little starfish taken on seal rock, a diving point close to Gansbaai - South Africa
By Daniela Waltrick
posted Friday, May 18, 2007
56 votes
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A fiery love affair by Peet J Van Eeden
A fiery love affair
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 3, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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An unexpected visit from a big tiger that came in to check me out. Was sad about the broken-off trace in her mouth.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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A beautiful juvenile emperor angelfish. Such a tricky subject because it moves so fast.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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I lay on sand quietly watching this chap. Loved it when he opened his mouth for the cleaners.
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This ones is a clear winner. A classic CFWA and great work having the complete body in focus. Well done, a personal favorite for me.
54 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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A huge bohar snapper giving me an ugly look.
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It's the Orange over perfect deep blue that makes this shot stand out. Very nice.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Crab blanket by Leon Van Zijl
Crab blanket
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date posted posted: Monday, September 23, 2013
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Atlantic (South) South Africa
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Lying in wait at night.
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Wow, do you see those game fish overhead? Sharing some time with a huge potato cod.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Busy cleaners.
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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A scorpionfish.
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date posted posted: Monday, August 26, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Close up of a starry moray.
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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beauty of diving by Rob Shepard
beauty of diving
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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curious bass by Rob Shepard
curious bass
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Crab on a rope :-D by Leon Van Zijl
Crab on a rope big grin
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date posted posted: Monday, August 12, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Atlantic (African coastal) South Africa
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Taken in Sodwana South Africa by Kenneth Hicks
Taken in Sodwana South Africa
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date posted posted: Monday, August 12, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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A shark photo using polariser filter from the aquarium in Cape Town.
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic South Africa
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Black Tip Shark, Nikon d7000 by John Miller
Black Tip Shark, Nikon d7000
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Nudibranch on the SAS PMB wreck
Simonstown S.A by Leon Van Zijl
Nudibranch on the SAS PMB wreck
Simonstown S.A
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (African coastal) South Africa
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Catching arms of a Basket Star collecting food particles by Peet J Van Eeden
Catching arms of a Basket Star collecting food particles
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Shark week. Stop finning. 

 by Dray Van Beeck
Shark week. Stop finning.
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date posted posted: Monday, August 5, 2013
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Mozambique Channel South Africa
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Caught in the act, Nudibranch laying eggs. by Leon Van Zijl
Caught in the act, Nudibranch laying eggs.
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 3, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Atlantic (African coastal) South Africa
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black tip after lunch by Daniel Flormann
black tip after lunch
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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"Hot lips". Hotlips spider crab is  one of only 2 types o... by Peet J Van Eeden
"Hot lips". Hotlips spider crab is one of only 2 types of spider crabs in the Cape Peninsula and False bay area of South Africa. The name derives from the red markings around its mouth
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Here is looking at you. by Bernard Groenewald
Here is looking at you.
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Battled-scared cuttlefish fighting over females. Beaked mouths ready to tear at flesh.
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date posted posted: Monday, July 29, 2013
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date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Felt lucky to spot these harlequins. Then, even luckier when reviewing the pix - at the time I never noticed that she was feeding.
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cauliflower-jellyfish on its own by John Miller
cauliflower-jellyfish on its own
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