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By Doug Anderson
posted Thursday, February 14, 2008
71 votes

Giant cuttle, Kurnell
By Doug Anderson
posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008
70 votes

Pteraeolidia ianthina, Sydney
By Doug Anderson
posted Monday, February 4, 2008
69 votes

Chromodoris splendida, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Wednesday, April 9, 2008
68 votes

Nudibranch pair, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Saturday, April 19, 2008
65 votes

The Yawn - Red Rock Cod
Twilight diving at Nelson Bay, Australia
By Ken Thongpila
posted Monday, March 19, 2012
62 votes

Noumea sulphurea, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008
61 votes

We drove 14 hours straight to find the leafy sea dragon. It was worth every minute of the drive. They really are the most incredible fish.  Watching them move so peacefully throughout their habitat is something I'll always remember.
By Cal Mero
posted Thursday, July 3, 2008
60 votes

Weedy Sea Dragon, Kurnell
By Doug Anderson
posted Tuesday, July 22, 2008
58 votes

Chromodoris tasmaniensis, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Sunday, February 12, 2012
53 votes
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Turned B&W to increase the contrast of this ugly fish by Gaetano Gargiulo
Turned B&W to increase the contrast of this ugly fish
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date posted posted: 09:16 CST Today (10 hours ago)
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Ahwww so cute. it tried to swallow me...but only once!!! ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Ahwww so cute. it tried to swallow me...but only once!!! 1.2cm and growing
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Soo cute... it tried to kill me, but it's OK only once :D by Gaetano Gargiulo
Soo cute... it tried to kill me, but it's OK only once :D
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date posted posted: (6 days ago)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Blue... the blue hue is almost natural, just enhanced a b... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Blue... the blue hue is almost natural, just enhanced a bit with the curve tool
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I want to fly away from here... by Gaetano Gargiulo
I want to fly away from here...
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Just a pineapple :D they are so skittish I attempted this... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Just a pineapple :D they are so skittish I attempted this shot many time with a wideangle. Tokina 10-17 @17
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Love is: Holding tail, no matter what... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Love is: Holding tail, no matter what...
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Is this my best side?? This guy was so still that anemone... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Is this my best side?? This guy was so still that anemones started to use it as support (look close on its lips)
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White sea-horse and I mean it :D by Gaetano Gargiulo
White sea-horse and I mean it :D
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They rarely swim... but when they do they are awesome... ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
They rarely swim... but when they do they are awesome...
This fellow simply could not stands the noise of regs and swam away from divers as soon they they approach. it swims back and forth between 2 nearby pylons so I took this shot
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Whaat? they said that ghosts cannot reflect in mirrors...... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Whaat? they said that ghosts cannot reflect in mirrors... (in reality what looks alike water surface is the high reflecting sand in Chowder bay and they are a pair...)
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Now I know why they are called white sea-horses... they g... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Now I know why they are called white sea-horses... they glow white :D
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Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
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... and then she looked at me with big brown eyes and sai... by Gaetano Gargiulo
... and then she looked at me with big brown eyes and said: "you ain't seen nothing yet..." :D
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Swimming ghost. The female of the pair by Gaetano Gargiulo
Swimming ghost. The female of the pair
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"the dark knight" no PS to achieve the background I used ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"the dark knight" no PS to achieve the background I used a 3rd strobe to blow the water. shot in Clifton too much south for them how long they will stay around is not known...
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Ghost pipefishes are sometimes stranded by the current de... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Ghost pipefishes are sometimes stranded by the current descending from the GBR to Sydney. Here they are shot in midwater with a very close aperture to just make their stunning color popping up...
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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close up and personal portrait of a friendly wobbegong...... by Gaetano Gargiulo
close up and personal portrait of a friendly wobbegong... in reality I was very mindful not to spook it :-)
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"The alien"
They get carried by the current and end up d... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"The alien"
They get carried by the current and end up dead because of the cold Sydney water. Illuminated with low strobe powers and UV video lights
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Somebody wastes it... somebody enjoys it...
Some fisherm... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Somebody wastes it... somebody enjoys it...
Some fisherman decided that the fish was too small/not of taste (although > 20 cm) and dumped dead in the water for the joy of this small octopus (that was not in the idea to share it)!!!
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date posted posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Hello, my name is Pinky and I am the new ruler of the whi... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Hello, my name is Pinky and I am the new ruler of the white sponges of Clifton Gardens!!!
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date posted posted: Friday, January 29, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Black-scatter Angler-fish.
Conditions were so bad that v... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Black-scatter Angler-fish.
Conditions were so bad that visibility was less than a meter. I was with fisheye so I had to improvise the illumination in order to get pictures. So all the pictures where blown out background and full of backscatter...
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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I got the key... do you? (playing with may new snouts) by Gaetano Gargiulo
I got the key... do you? (playing with may new snouts)
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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white on white... playing with a very patient shrimp. the... by Gaetano Gargiulo
white on white... playing with a very patient shrimp. the fused background is achieved pointing the main strobes to the sand
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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"sealhouette" a playful sea-lion dancing near the surface... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"sealhouette" a playful sea-lion dancing near the surface for us
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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The golden one. Caught using my lights to hunt by Gaetano Gargiulo
The golden one. Caught using my lights to hunt
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015
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super small aplysia detail (105+1.4x+10subsee) resting on... by Gaetano Gargiulo
super small aplysia detail (105+1.4x+10subsee) resting on a leaf
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date posted posted: Friday, October 30, 2015
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