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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Cayman islands (8)

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

Southern Stringray
By Steven Daniel
posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
85 votes

Last year I posted a jawfish with eggs that were about to hatch. This is the same jawfish shot a few days earlier just after the eggs were laid. From Little Cayman Island. Nikon D200 with 105mm lens.
By Jim Chambers
posted Friday, April 18, 2008
75 votes

- Crossways - Tarpon hunting Silversides. This is an image I've been striving for, for over a year now....
By Nina Baxa
posted Monday, October 20, 2014
71 votes

Stingrays at Sandbar, Grand Cayman
By Pietro Cremone
posted Tuesday, March 6, 2012
67 votes

Southern Stingrays cruising over a shallow sand bar to the North of Grand Cayman.  The split is part photoshop manipulated to correct some dome splashing in the heavy swell.
By Paul Colley
posted Wednesday, February 23, 2011
62 votes

Tarpon entering grotto at dawn

During daytime silversides hide in caverns, swim-throughs, grottos and wrecks. As dawn settles the predators follow them.
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Monday, July 1, 2013
59 votes

Freediver meets Eagle Ray
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Sunday, December 15, 2013
58 votes

APOCALYPSE
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014
56 votes

Ray of light
By Pietro Cremone
posted Monday, March 19, 2012
56 votes
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"Full Extension"
A large Hawksbill Turtle extends his fi... by Chase Darnell
"Full Extension"
A large Hawksbill Turtle extends his fins way out to create as much momentum for his dive as possible.
14 Votes
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"Starfish Through The Lens"
A starfish is seen both in front, and through, my Sea&Sea dome port. I took this photo as I framed a shot.
9 Votes
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"Golden Portrait"
A rare golden coney. No filters used: I angled my strobes to light just the coney's face, and used a high shutter speed, which kept the water behind it blue and provided a nice contrast to the yellow.
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Lift Off"
A Spotted Eagle Ray propels itself up and ove... by Chase Darnell
"Lift Off"
A Spotted Eagle Ray propels itself up and over a coral head stirring up sand with its momentum.
13 Votes
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"The Big and the Little"
A pair of Slender File Fish cau... by Chase Darnell
"The Big and the Little"
A pair of Slender File Fish caught together.
10 Votes
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"Back to Work"
After a small breath up on the surface th... by Chase Darnell
"Back to Work"
After a small breath up on the surface this Hawksbill is ready to dive.
12 Votes
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"Storm the Ship"
Horse-eyed Jacks crusiing past the Kitt... by Chase Darnell
"Storm the Ship"
Horse-eyed Jacks crusiing past the Kittiwake.
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15 Votes
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"Turtle In The Sunlight"
A turtle glides over the reef under beautiful rays of light.
Spotts Beach, Grand Cayman
10 Votes
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"First to the Scene"
The Silversides have been sporadic ... by Chase Darnell
"First to the Scene"
The Silversides have been sporadic so far this year, but it never fails Tarpon are the first to know about it.
7 Votes
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"Green Dragon"
A diver illuminates an eel with his torch. by Chase Darnell
"Green Dragon"
A diver illuminates an eel with his torch.
10 Votes
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"Ray Under Rays"
Since the Ray's are so used to snorkele... by Chase Darnell
"Ray Under Rays"
Since the Ray's are so used to snorkelers and divers, they have enough trust to make overhead passes like these, making for interesting angles and of course sun rays.
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13 Votes
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"Expectant Parents" - A pair of two claw shrimp, including one with eggs, in the bottom of a purple vase sponge. Two claw shrimp are a rare find on Grand Cayman; these are the only ones I've seen in over 300 dives on the island!
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"Compacted"
As predators get close to the schools of Sil... by Chase Darnell
"Compacted"
As predators get close to the schools of Silversides they begin to get closer and closer to each other and the reef.
15 Votes
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"Descending"
A large Hawksbill Turtle makes his plunge b... by Chase Darnell
"Descending"
A large Hawksbill Turtle makes his plunge back into the blue.
18 Votes
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Silversides! Photo 2 of 2
Silversides race across the north wall of Grand Cayman, completely hiding the colorful sponges and wall behind them. See Photo 1 to see the silversides and colorful reef seconds earlier!
11 Votes
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"Lift Off"
A Hawksbill starts his accent to the surface. by Chase Darnell
"Lift Off"
A Hawksbill starts his accent to the surface.
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18 Votes
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"Round Em Up"
A factor to consider, photographers are no... by Chase Darnell
"Round Em Up"
A factor to consider, photographers are not the only things out looking for these sudden blooms of Silversides.
7 Votes
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"Swoop"
It's amazing to see the school of baitfish move ... by Chase Darnell
"Swoop"
It's amazing to see the school of baitfish move in unison as the paddle boarder moved closer to the fish above.
7 Votes
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Silversides! Photo 1 of 2

Silversides huddle together ... by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
Silversides! Photo 1 of 2
Silversides huddle together along the north wall on Grand Cayman. Seconds later they raced in formation across the colorful sponges, completely covering them - See Photo 2 to see the silversides covering the sponges!
13 Votes
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"Clear Skies with a chance of Tarpon"
Schools of Tarpon ... by Chase Darnell
"Clear Skies with a chance of Tarpon"
Schools of Tarpon are a very common encounter in and around the swim throughs of Eden Rock.
8 Votes
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"Hiding in the Colors"
A large group of Silversides pack... by Chase Darnell
"Hiding in the Colors"
A large group of Silversides packs together amongst some healthy and colorful sponge life.
14 Votes
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"Face To Face"
Queen angelfish are normally quite skiddi... by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
"Face To Face"
Queen angelfish are normally quite skiddish, swimming off if a diver comes near. This one was eating a sponge and was more concerned with lunch than with me. I took this photograph when it momentarily looked up from the sponge.
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19 Votes
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Baby Flamingo tongue with his eyes on my shot with a Niko... by Simon Dyer
Baby Flamingo tongue with his eyes on my shot with a Nikon d300 with a 105mm macro lens and a +15 diopter in a ikelite housing
8 Votes
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"In the breeze"
11 Votes
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"A Turtle In Motion Tends To Stay In Motion"
A hawksbill... by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
"A Turtle In Motion Tends To Stay In Motion"
A hawksbill turtle races across a reef on the North Wall of Grand Cayman. I used a slow shutter speed and panning to track the turtle as it raced past.
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, September 9, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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'Suspended' - A diver descends to the wreck of the Kittiwake off the coast of Grand Cayman
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Fata Morgana
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