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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Bismarck Sea

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First dive in the morning, boat tied up above the wreck
By Ben Joubert
posted Tuesday, September 20, 2011
56 votes

Pipefish
By Ben Joubert
posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011
53 votes

'CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER' Oceanic Silvertip. New Hanover Island, PNG. Housed Nikon F; 24mm Nikkor lens. Enjoy!
By Rick Tegeler
posted Tuesday, October 24, 2006
52 votes

Cirque de Soleil in PNG. Kids in PNG don't have parks with swings & slides to play on, and the stern rope from the boat provides them hours of entertainment.
By Ben Joubert
posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011
52 votes

Whale Shark filtering...
By Michel Lonfat
posted Wednesday, March 20, 2013
44 votes

'RABAUL ZERO' Almost fully intact Zero in Simpson Bay, Rabaul. Natural light at 140' in 'gin clear' water. Little or no coral as no current in the flooded caldera. Had to snorkle out then drop in on it. Housed Nikon F; 24mm Nikkor lens. Enjoy!
By Rick Tegeler
posted Tuesday, October 31, 2006
43 votes

Nudibranch
By Ben Joubert
posted Monday, September 12, 2011
43 votes

Barracuda straight in front of my dome port.
By Tobias Friedrich
posted Saturday, December 24, 2011
43 votes

Pgymy seahorse denise with very little focus on head.
By Tobias Friedrich
posted Tuesday, January 24, 2012
43 votes


By Tony Cherbas
posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013
43 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Bismarck Sea

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Witch Doctor — Barney’s Reef, Fathers Reef, Papua New Guinea
A barrel sponge festooned with dozens of colorful crinoids. Taking a hard upward angle allowed me to capture a small sliver of the reefs fish population.
7 Votes
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First trip to PNG, I suspect not my last. The trip redefi... by Billy Watson
First trip to PNG, I suspect not my last. The trip redefined unspoiled and diverse life. Abounding fish populations added to the wonder. Tried a number of occasions to convince myself to switch to my 100mm but the wide-angle was just too good!
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24 Votes
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Sometimes I find myself looking for the extraordinary when I am taken back by the simplistic. This image captures the latter in a small grouping of a barrel sponge, crinoids and anemone which collectively endow a variety of texture, shape and color.
11 Votes
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Red whip coral lending a strong contrast to the blue water column has always been a favorite.
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17 Votes
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Cowrie
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30 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Indonesia
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Ugly Duckling
20 Votes
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Kimbe Bay, PNG. Walls and Coral Fields... a Diver's Paradise.
16 Votes
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Japanese Zero Fighter from WW2 in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea
17 Votes
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A diver explores the the pristine reefs around Papua New Guinea
18 Votes
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Cenderawasih Bay 20 foot whale shark by Carl Gennaro
Cenderawasih Bay 20 foot whale shark
9 Votes
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Turtle with wings. by Carl Gennaro
Turtle with wings.
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Indonesia
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Say cheese by Carl Gennaro
Say cheese
4 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, September 12, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Indonesia
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Where the Sidewalk Ends. Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea
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11 Votes
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Light Sabers
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Excellent angle and perfect focus!
17 Votes
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Night Patrol. A Grey Reef shark just below the surface in Papua New Guinea
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19 Votes
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Sea Whip in Kimbe Bay, PNG
17 Votes
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Life From Death by Tony Cherbas
Life From Death
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17 Votes
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Teeth
Nikon D80 with Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 (A16), focal length 42 mm, Ikelite housing, D125 + Sea&Sea 50 Strobes.
Settings: Aperture f/4.5, Shutter Speed 1/80, ISO 100
8 Votes
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Trail of Soft Corals by Tony Cherbas
Trail of Soft Corals
16 Votes
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Kimbe Bay by Tony Cherbas
Kimbe Bay
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22 Votes
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In Blue Exploration by Tony Cherbas
In Blue Exploration
18 Votes
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Diving from Lissenung Resort PNG, 10 year old Gabriel fro... by Hunter Smith
Diving from Lissenung Resort PNG, 10 year old Gabriel from Kavieng PNG while spearfishing. He also sings beautifully. More settings than true manipulation.
7 Votes
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Dream Dives In Papua by Tony Cherbas
Dream Dives In Papua
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For the books demonstrating the rule of thirds. Very nice.
30 Votes
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Close up of clown fish eye. Much patience and over an hou... by Hunter Smith
Close up of clown fish eye. Much patience and over an hour in the making. House reef Lissenung PNG.
21 Votes
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lying flat against the mangrove mud to stay out of the fr... by Hunter Smith
lying flat against the mangrove mud to stay out of the frame holding my breath to make sure all bubbles had gone then gently squeezing the trigger. Great fun and rewarding.
16 Votes
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Krackafat on the calm side by Tony Cherbas
Krackafat on the calm side
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43 Votes
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Fly-By by Tony Cherbas
Fly-By
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29 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Papua New Guinea
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