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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Australia (3)

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Leafy Sea Dragon (Fetzendrachenfisch) , Australia - South Australia - Kangaroo Island
By Ralf Levc
posted Saturday, May 20, 2006
109 votes

Estuarine Cod and Cleaner Wrasse. Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Canon 50D & Tokina 10-17
By Ross Gudgeon
posted Friday, June 12, 2009
90 votes

A Golden Weedfish (Cristiceps aurantiacus).

Taken at Shelly Beach in Sydney, Australia. 

Using a Nikon D300 sea & sea housing and dual ys250s. f/8 1/250s
By Melissa Fiene
posted Wednesday, June 10, 2009
77 votes

Cuttlefish at Bare Island. Sydney, Australia
By Ken Thongpila
posted Monday, July 20, 2009
74 votes


By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010
73 votes

Happy Valentine's Day!  : )
By Doug Anderson
posted Thursday, February 14, 2008
71 votes

Turtle in the Coral Sea.
By Karen Dillabough
posted Friday, June 12, 2009
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
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The leafy sea dragon (kangaroo island) by Mathieu Foulquié
The leafy sea dragon (kangaroo island)
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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using 3 strobes I was able to obtain an X-ray effect on t... by Gaetano Gargiulo
using 3 strobes I was able to obtain an X-ray effect on this small nudi
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Tangerino-Tino... our new net keeper, Mosman's people can... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Tangerino-Tino... our new net keeper, Mosman's people can sleep well with such monster guarding the shore...
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date posted posted: Monday, November 3, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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this guy was getting angry at me and every time I was rai... by Gaetano Gargiulo
this guy was getting angry at me and every time I was raising my camera it was raising its tentacles...maybe thought I was a competitor??
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, October 20, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Beautiful white striped anemones.
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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The bluebottle cnidaria is an amazingly beautiful colony of creatures. I wanted to demonstrate this with careful lighting.
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Very impressive lighting.
28 Votes
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Big face... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Big face...
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 11, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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'The flame'
Very little I ad to add the +10 on the top o... by Gaetano Gargiulo
'The flame'
Very little I ad to add the +10 on the top of my 105 micro
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Weedy sea-dragon under Flinders pier by Bill Van Eyk
Weedy sea-dragon under Flinders pier
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 4, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Australia
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Flinders pier, Shaw's Cowfish Aracana aurita by Bill Van Eyk
Flinders pier, Shaw's Cowfish Aracana aurita
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Australia
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ascidian, Banksia Sea Squirt (Sycozoa pulchra) by Bill Van Eyk
ascidian, Banksia Sea Squirt (Sycozoa pulchra)
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date posted posted: Friday, September 19, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Australia
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Lake Eacham, Queensland, Canon 7D, 10-22mm lens, Nimar ho... by David Haintz
Lake Eacham, Queensland, Canon 7D, 10-22mm lens, Nimar housing. click here
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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Looking up at a diver at Lady Elliott Island near Hervey ... by Bill Van Eyk
Looking up at a diver at Lady Elliott Island near Hervey Bay Queensland Australia
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Scuttling away from under a test cement plate, signalling... by Bill Van Eyk
Scuttling away from under a test cement plate, signalling stay away . . .a Blue Ringed Octopus
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Australia
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Love these gobies that just pop their head out of holes i... by Haydn Salvas
Love these gobies that just pop their head out of holes in and around the Flinders Pier engine block
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, September 12, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Australia
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Wanted to get a near to front on shot of a Weedy Sea Drag... by Haydn Salvas
Wanted to get a near to front on shot of a Weedy Sea Dragon. After about thirty minutes I managed to get this. The position of the lights hit at just the right angle to highlight the beautiful colours of the body.
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, September 12, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Australia
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Ningaloo Sunset by Nick Thake
Ningaloo Sunset
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Australia
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"Feeling blue" by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Feeling blue"
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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A Sweetlip swimming out from the coral....
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, August 18, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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A school of bump head parrotfish..... Flynn Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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date posted posted: Monday, August 18, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Crimson red Waratah Anemones at low tide in a rock pool during a misty halo sunrise, lit with snooted strobes. The bird in the sun halo was more luck than judgement!!
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An over/under of a bluebottle (physalia physalis) I love how the pneumatophore (air bladder) of this bluebottle caught the light from my underwater strobe and lit up like a fluorescent tube!! Amazing!
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This is a clear winner, due to the perfect balanced lighting used here, matching the scene and the subject in every aspect. Stunning shot!
46 Votes
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"Shark-aerial"
Shot at North rock (Nelson bay, NSW) by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Shark-aerial"
Shot at North rock (Nelson bay, NSW)
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Bat Fish circling me while I was doing my safety stop above the exHMAS Brisbane wreck, Mooloolaba, Australia
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 9, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Green Sea Turtle resting at Cook Island, Fingal Head, NSW, Australia.
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Red Claw at Lake Eacham, depth 20m by David Haintz
Red Claw at Lake Eacham, depth 20m
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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"Abducted"... the water was cold and full of seals and se... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Abducted"... the water was cold and full of seals and sea-birds excrement but was fun!!
10 Votes
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