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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Pacific (15)

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A faire des ronds dans l'eau... ;=)
By Bonduel Tanguy
posted Friday, December 2, 2011
137 votes

Giant pacific manta came in for a close up. Taken at Socorro Islands.
By Kris Davies
posted Monday, December 12, 2016
126 votes

Close encounter with a giant pacific Manta Ray, taken at the Socorro Islands, Mexico.
By Kris Davies
posted Monday, November 7, 2016
124 votes

Big Galapagos shark, taken at Wolf island, Galapagos.
By Kris Davies
posted Monday, November 14, 2016
123 votes

Spanish Shawl Nudibranch at Point Dume, Malibu.
By Sevag Mehterian
posted Tuesday, December 20, 2011
114 votes

Inspired by nearby competition, this male humpback put some serious power into this series of forward lunges. In 7 years of whale watching, I had never seen a lunge like this from this angle. Taken with a canon 350d and 70-300 lens.
By Tyania Diffin
posted Wednesday, May 31, 2006
93 votes

Nautilus pompilius.
Taken at LIFOU island, New Caledonia, in night dive.
Very rare prehistorycal animal who lives very deep, so i had a chance to meet it
By Antonio Pastorelli
posted Monday, March 17, 2008
93 votes

SHARKS
By Pedro L Burguera
posted Friday, January 25, 2008
91 votes

Overwater Bungalows-Moorea
By Frank Greco
posted Thursday, June 7, 2007
88 votes

This image was taken in Guadalupe Islanda in October 2008 using a Nikonos RS with a 20-35mm lens.  THs film I used was Fuji Velvia 100 speed, f8 at approximately 125.  Color corrected in photoshop CS.
By Steven Kl Smith
posted Tuesday, December 16, 2008
84 votes
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Close encounter with a giant pacific Manta Ray, taken at ... by Kris Davies
Close encounter with a giant pacific Manta Ray, taken at the Socorro Islands, Mexico.
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Was it Jaws 3 or 4 where it ate the Helicopter? I layered this mainly because with refraction at the waterline the body didn't line up nicely, but a little Gin made the drone sound fun. The untouched version is in the over/under category..
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Red by Francesco Pacienza
Red
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date posted posted: Monday, October 24, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Italy
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Mantaray, Socorro Island Mexico
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Shots taken of a subject between 3 inches and 1 foot (7.5 to 30cm) in size (e.g. large fish or diver head) that dominates the frame - any background is incidental and occupies LESS THAN 50% of frame. (cutting it close on the 50% part, but its macro)
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Mantaray with sun, San Benedicto Mexico
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"they told me this shoot would be catered?.."
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Pink house by Raoul Caprez
Pink house
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Fisheye view
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Reef Magic in Tubbataha
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CRUISE
Hammerhead at cocos island
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Cocos Islands
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CRISIS
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Precision Glass. Last light for sunset splits
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Chow Time! A Harlequin Shrimp drags a young Seastar back to its lair for dinner.
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Guam
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"Field of Stars"
Taken of an anemone in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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Gold Morey,Cocos Island Costa Rica
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Turtle Whirl: Slow Shutter Spin
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Busy scene
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Hammerheads by Uwe Schmolke
Hammerheads
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Plastic perils
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Blenny in a bottle
14 Votes
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Cloudburst desaturated
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Excellent capture of the shark and perfectly clear water & sky! Great shot.
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Golden Face by Raoul Caprez
Golden Face
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Big round World. 1/13th second shutter spin. F-22 at 8mm with TTL lighting.
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Honu Perspective: Low-Pass Fly-By.
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"Little help here?! Somebody nipped my clippers." --Clawless Crab
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Tickle me Elmo. Mantas sometimes hover over the cleaning stations as the fish come up to clean them. They seem to like the bubbles sensations-but not here- this guy was nipped by a false cleaner and shot off.
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