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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

A Perfect Sunset
By Allen Walker
posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014
58 votes

ready for a teeth job
By Dray Van Beeck
posted Wednesday, February 18, 2009
57 votes
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~ Just a Rock Lobster ~
Beauty might be in the eye of th... by Geo Cloete
~ Just a Rock Lobster ~
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but it sure as daylight is all around us. Often all that is required, is to slow down and take another look at something we take for grant.
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~ Eskimos ~
As with just about anything, our judgement o... by Geo Cloete
~ Eskimos ~
As with just about anything, our judgement of it is defined by our perception of it. Once you have shed the perception the media would like you to have about shark, your eyes open & you can appreciate their beauty and expressions.
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smiling raggie in the Cathedral @Aliwal Shoal by Chicco Maggioni
smiling raggie in the Cathedral @Aliwal Shoal
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date posted posted: Monday, April 6, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ Pure ~
The ocean is filled with amazing creatures. One... by Geo Cloete
~ Pure ~
The ocean is filled with amazing creatures. One of the things that fascinates me the most is the shear magnitude this spans. From the largest animal on the planet down to super macro. (The tube part measures just over 1mm.)
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~ Octo Tango ~ by Geo Cloete
~ Octo Tango ~
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"Over Under"
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 2, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ Dream Like ~
And a dream come true, being up close wit... by Geo Cloete
~ Dream Like ~
And a dream come true, being up close with a pod of five Orcas first thing in the morning.
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~ For the Architect in me ~
One of the challenges I love... by Geo Cloete
~ For the Architect in me ~
One of the challenges I love about wildlife photography is the fact that you can't simply ask your models to pose like this or like. But with enough studying & perfect timing you can capture moments which seems so.
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~ So Close yet So Far ~
Dreams...dreams do can come true... by Geo Cloete
~ So Close yet So Far ~
Dreams...dreams do can come true, but it requires hard work. And then when your dream does come true, you will enjoy that wonderful feeling of living in a dream.
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~ Burning Issue ~
A stark reminder of the constant threa... by Geo Cloete
~ Burning Issue ~
A stark reminder of the constant thread our oceans are under, be it from pollution, over fishing or poaching. Most of these happens out of sight and for most that means out of mind. We as photographers can change that!
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~ Puple Lady ~
The common name for this nudibranch in Ca... by Geo Cloete
~ Puple Lady ~
The common name for this nudibranch in Cape Town is Purple Lady. I wanted to created a scene with the "lady" walking down a street lit boulevard at night and used the bokeh and the colours of the reef for this.
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~ Follow Us ~ by Geo Cloete
~ Follow Us ~
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~ The Gauntlet ~
I simply love dive sites with interesti... by Geo Cloete
~ The Gauntlet ~
I simply love dive sites with interesting topography. Its kind of like being in mountainous terrain, only you can "fly" where ever you would like to go with little effort.
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date posted posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Atlantic (South) South Africa
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~ Solar Eclipse ~
A rarity for land lovers, but for dive... by Geo Cloete
~ Solar Eclipse ~
A rarity for land lovers, but for divers something we get to see on a regular basis smile
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~ Dreamlike ~
These Dusky dolphins are generally rather ... by Geo Cloete
~ Dreamlike ~
These Dusky dolphins are generally rather shy, but once in a while you will get a few curious ones who would make your day and spend some time with you. Love Them!
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~ Star Spangled Banner ~
Although photographed in South ... by Geo Cloete
~ Star Spangled Banner ~
Although photographed in South Africa. the combination of colours and shapes in this photo have always made me think of the USA flag.
15 Votes
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~ Glowing Ember ~
The local know for these beauties are ... by Geo Cloete
~ Glowing Ember ~
The local know for these beauties are Gas Flame nudibranch and its not difficult to see why.
14 Votes
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~ Cross Roads ~
Spotted Gulley Shark at cave entrance. O... by Geo Cloete
~ Cross Roads ~
Spotted Gulley Shark at cave entrance. Of the inshore sharks found in our waters, these are the most skittish and a real treat to find one on a dive.
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic (South) South Africa
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~ Eye Spy ~ by Geo Cloete
~ Eye Spy ~
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"Bliss"
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date posted posted: Monday, March 16, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ Crystal Chandelier ~
From time to time these Crystal J... by Geo Cloete
~ Crystal Chandelier ~
From time to time these Crystal Jellyfish gets swept inshore from the deep pelagic waters by up-welling. Its a long and harsh journey and finding a beautiful in-tacked jelly at the end of it is a rare find.
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~ Butterflies ~
Diving in a kelp forest do feel as if yo... by Geo Cloete
~ Butterflies ~
Diving in a kelp forest do feel as if you are in forest with one major benefit, you can glide to where ever you would like to go. It makes the forest experience even more surreal and one of my favourite places to dive!
9 Votes
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~ Window of Hope ~ by Geo Cloete
~ Window of Hope ~
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~ Deco Time ~ by Geo Cloete
~ Deco Time ~
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An portrait image of 2 Oceanic Blacktips close to the surface at last light
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ Anchored in Time ~ by Geo Cloete
~ Anchored in Time ~
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~ Weekend Dream ~
 by Geo Cloete
~ Weekend Dream ~
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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