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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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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From South Africa

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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.
6 Votes
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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!
7 Votes
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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.
7 Votes
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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.
6 Votes
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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
5 Votes
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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!
4 Votes
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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.
9 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.
10 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.
2 Votes
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~ Eye Spy ~ by Geo Cloete
~ Eye Spy ~
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16 Votes
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"Bliss"
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9 Votes
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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.
6 Votes
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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!
6 Votes
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~ Window of Hope ~ by Geo Cloete
~ Window of Hope ~
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14 Votes
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~ Deco Time ~ by Geo Cloete
~ Deco Time ~
9 Votes
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An portrait image of 2 Oceanic Blacktips close to the surface at last light
12 Votes
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~ Anchored in Time ~ by Geo Cloete
~ Anchored in Time ~
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~ Weekend Dream ~
 by Geo Cloete
~ Weekend Dream ~
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~ Time Warp ~
Seven-gill Sharks are considered the oldes... by Geo Cloete
~ Time Warp ~
Seven-gill Sharks are considered the oldest living shark specie around. This makes a dive with them in the kelp forest so much more special as it feels like you have been transported to another place and time!
Spin created at capture.
5 Votes
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~ The Quick and The Dead ~
While lining up a shot of a s... by Geo Cloete
~ The Quick and The Dead ~
While lining up a shot of a school of fish when from behind me a Cuttlefish shot pass to grab one of the fish.
5 Votes
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~ Helping Hand ~
Diver descending on the wreck of the Bo... by Geo Cloete
~ Helping Hand ~
Diver descending on the wreck of the Boss 400. The ship wrecked at Duiker point, close to Sandy Bay, after the tow rope snapped. Part of the ship still protrude above the waterline and that is what is visible in the background.
6 Votes
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Blacktails mobbing the area, a South African version of the Fiji Shark Dive damsels!!!
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Cathedral is a favourite spot for the Raggies of Aliwal Shoal to hang out, these ladies have been here way to long and I suspect they may not be leaving till the next season passes.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Perfect framing and dramatic lighting, as well as an excellent expression on the shark! Awesome photo.
14 Votes
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"Home"
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19 Votes
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Juvenile Octopus in Hermanus South Africa by Leon Van Zijl
Juvenile Octopus in Hermanus South Africa
9 Votes
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date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Atlantic (African coastal) South Africa
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Kelp forest South Africa
9 Votes
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date posted location: Atlantic South Africa
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