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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Mediterranean Sea (4)

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Flatworm in
By Rico Besserdich
posted Friday, November 4, 2011
90 votes

Squid. 
Settings : F16, 1/160 sc. , ISO 100, 1 x Ikelite Ds125 strobe in TTL mode ( center spot measuring ) , 60mm EF-S makro lens on Canon 40D.
By Rico Besserdich
posted Saturday, May 28, 2011
87 votes

While I tried to capture a shot of these juvenile squids near to the diving platform, a curious guest is watching me and wonders what the heck I am doing there ;-) The lights on top are reflections of my strobe lights on water surface.
By Rico Besserdich
posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011
80 votes

Dakota C-47. That was a bit
By Rico Besserdich
posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011
77 votes

serranus cambrilla
canon 5d + sigma 105mm macro + inon z 240 type 4
By Moutafis Nikos
posted Friday, November 13, 2009
76 votes

...in flames
By Claudia Weber-Gebert
posted Monday, October 8, 2012
75 votes

Taken in Portofino in November at around 30m, using a Canon A20 with built in flash.
By Darren Baldwin
posted Monday, December 18, 2006
74 votes

just for fun ;-)
By Rico Besserdich
posted Monday, October 10, 2011
73 votes

Man at work.....
By Babula Mikulova
posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012
72 votes

Patrol Boat 119 - I took this shot 13 minutes after this new shipwreck touched oceans ground. Lots of dirt & dust clouds....the ship's stern was totally covered by a sand cloud that time. Ambient light shot, converted to B/W.
By Rico Besserdich
posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011
71 votes
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Look at me! The eye of a John Dori, looking at his reflection in the lens. The JD actually stopped and stayed motionless, staring at his reflection for about a minute...
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Malta
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This is Oceanic Art - the tail of a juvenile Slipper-lobster glows in beautiful colors, just before he propels himself out of sight with a couple of contractions.
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A Mediterranean Bobtail Squid in its near-perfect stealth mode. They use their arms and suckers to cover themselves with sand and debris. When their pray gets close, they shoot up and catch it. Did u know that they emit bio-luminescence?
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This is probably what a crab sees when it looks down its arms... Did you know that these hairs can pick up water movement as small as the equivalent of the energy of a few photons (much like the body-hair on spiders). :o
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An unknown species of plankton. I actually found this by chance, since it could only be seen when lit from the side or from behind - as it is fully see-through and only 2cm long...
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cardinal
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Spain
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Red coral beauty. Difficult to see big ones because used in jewelry, especially during 20 century.
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014
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[:b:]Flabelina while laying her eggs[:/b:] by Francesco Pacienza
Flabelina while laying her eggs
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
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[:b:]From white[:/b:] by Francesco Pacienza
From white
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
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urchin
votes: 26
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date posted posted: Friday, April 4, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Spain
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torpedo
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Spain
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canyon
votes: 25
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Spain
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mediterranean seahorse
votes: 18
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date posted posted: Monday, March 31, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
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tubeworm colours
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Lovely Colors
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One of the very few anemones that settled in Malta harbors a translucent shrimp in a wonderful symbiotic relationship...
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Not only are these embryonic squid (Loligo vulgaris) protected by their see-through eggs, but these translucent walls also allow their developing vision to be stimulated constantly,- a sense that squid use intensely when hunting...
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blenie
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It's all over for this little bugger... Caught by an Anemone, he will be digested right there, in that see-through stomach...
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With a size of just over 4mm, this Skeleton Shrimp is nearly invisible to the naked eye. As you can see in this picture, it is not hard to see where Hollywood get their inspirations for Alien movies...
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With a size of just over 4mm, this Skeleton Shrimp is nearly invisible to the naked eye. These amazing creatures pack a mighty punch, when they use their razor-sharp blades to catch prey.
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Like a butterfly of the deep, a tiny flatworm takes flight and climbs towards the surface in a mesmerizing dance.
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Like a precious gem, the eye of the Lizard Fish glows in the light of the torch in the most beautiful of colors.
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The markings on the face of the Seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) are unique to the individual and can be used to identify single characters around a dive site.
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Like a concept-design for a new dress, the skirt of the Pelagia noctiluca seems like it is made of silky fabric, waving in the currents...
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The development of SQUID is visible in the picture. These eggs are about 3mm in diameter and when the little squid inside has used up all the nutrients in that "egg-ball" he is attached to, the see-through shell of the egg breaks open.

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Very impressive super macro, amazing to see the see-through egg.
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Two stages of development of SQUID are visible in the picture. These eggs are about 3mm in diameter and when the little squid inside has used up all the nutrients in that "egg-ball" he is attached to, the see-through shell of the egg breaks open.
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