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by Jeffrey Lim

Ambon scorpionfish in Anilao

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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From South Africa

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The colorful and rare walking sea anemone
~ The Twirl ~
~ Stripey...We are being Followed ~
~ Butterfly ~
~ Full Speed Turn ~
~ Deep Blue ~
~ Eye Contact ~
~ Waiting in Line ~
I took some sunset shots from the water but the visibility wasn't great... as I got out, I noticed that the tide had dropped low enough for me to hop into a rock pool and get some interesting sundown shots!
This young white shark was incredibly curious about my camera in the water. Every pass it made it came up and gaped in front of it, trying to grab it in it's mouth to figure out what my camera was.
Raggy tooth shark, taken at the 'Cathedral' South Africa.
Close encounter with an Oceanic Blacktip Shark at Aliwal Shoal, South Africa
Oceanic Blacktip Shark admiring his reflection in my dome
A perfect picture highlighting the benign nature of sharks. The diver wasn't even aware that he wasn't the center of attraction in the shot, until the shark swam in between us.
Beautifully fluorescent anemone
Shy sharks glow green under fluorescent photography lighting. It was really great to watch these green sharks swimming around on the sandy bottom.
Wide Open
I had the camera on the end of a pole for this one. After many failed attempts and near misses, everything aligned - I got the right shark, the right angle, the right camera depth, and the right timing - and I ended up with this beauty.
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2016
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Amazing capture! Timing is everything...
~ Hope Spot ~
~ Gaudi ~
~ Warp Speed ~
Sea swallows are pelagic nudibranchs which feed on blue bottles out in the open ocean. They are therefore rarely spotted along the coast so I am a very lucky photographer indeed! Occasionally strong winds can blow them shore wards with blue bottles.
The face of a warrior- The Sumo Crab
Celebrating Jellyfish Day with this photo taken in Simon's Town, Cape Town earlier this year.
Sea Slug Day celebrated with a yellow gasflame nudibranch
I celebrated Sea Slug Day on Saturday by shooting macro for a change. We have LOADS of nudibranchs in Cape Town, all different shapes, colours and sizes. Here is an example of a gasflame nudibranch, named as its cerata resemble flames of gas light
The other side of a walking anemone. A species unique to the Cape Peninsula of South Africa
Walking sea anemone a rare and unique species of the Cape Peninsula South Africa
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