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

Nudibranch pair, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Saturday, April 19, 2008
65 votes

The Yawn - Red Rock Cod
Twilight diving at Nelson Bay, Australia
By Ken Thongpila
posted Monday, March 19, 2012
62 votes

Noumea sulphurea, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008
61 votes

We drove 14 hours straight to find the leafy sea dragon. It was worth every minute of the drive. They really are the most incredible fish.  Watching them move so peacefully throughout their habitat is something I'll always remember.
By Cal Mero
posted Thursday, July 3, 2008
60 votes

Weedy Sea Dragon, Kurnell
By Doug Anderson
posted Tuesday, July 22, 2008
58 votes

Chromodoris tasmaniensis, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Sunday, February 12, 2012
53 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Tasman Sea

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Tip Top ... ! HMSNZ Canterbury, New Zealand. Canon G10-is... by Stefan Follows
Tip Top ... ! HMSNZ Canterbury, New Zealand. Canon G10-iso400-f2.8-1/25
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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??
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date posted posted: (5 days ago)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Beautiful white striped anemones.
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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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Big face... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Big face...
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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
11 Votes
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Blue Moon ... Moon Jellyfish - Aurelia aurita. Poor Knigh... by Stefan Follows
Blue Moon ... Moon Jellyfish - Aurelia aurita. Poor Knights, New Zealand. G10-iso100-f4-1/100
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"Feeling blue" by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Feeling blue"
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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!
41 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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"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!!
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millions of juvenile fishes. vis was good but swamped by ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
millions of juvenile fishes. vis was good but swamped by clouds of little juvenile swimming thru the pylons
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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the months are passing by.. but this guys is always there... by Gaetano Gargiulo
the months are passing by.. but this guys is always there :-)
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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my strobe malfunctioned at 20m... so I had to improvise... by Gaetano Gargiulo
my strobe malfunctioned at 20m... so I had to improvise...
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diving with seals is always great!!! by Gaetano Gargiulo
diving with seals is always great!!!
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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6+m of vis at Clifton Gardens are rare... by Gaetano Gargiulo
6+m of vis at Clifton Gardens are rare...
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playing with shallow DOF with a friendly dragonet by Gaetano Gargiulo
playing with shallow DOF with a friendly dragonet
2 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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cute little mimicking file-fish by Gaetano Gargiulo
cute little mimicking file-fish
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, June 23, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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the debut of Violet-tino on the contest :-) by Gaetano Gargiulo
the debut of Violet-tino on the contest :-)
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"waiting" and old Italian proverb says: "the patience is ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"waiting" and old Italian proverb says: "the patience is the virtue of the strong ones"... if this in true I would not like to have a frog-fish as enemy, I went diving 2 times in 2 different days and I found them exactly in the same position
17 Votes
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a yellow one. what a surprise at Clifton, and pretty well... by Gaetano Gargiulo
a yellow one. what a surprise at Clifton, and pretty well camouflage
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Fish-storm by Gaetano Gargiulo
Fish-storm
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 13, 2014
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Ragged tooth sand tiger shark (one of many) at Nelson Bay by Gaetano Gargiulo
Ragged tooth sand tiger shark (one of many) at Nelson Bay
23 Votes
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enjoying the winter sun... by Gaetano Gargiulo
enjoying the winter sun...
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"waxy" the skin of those sea-horses is like wax by Gaetano Gargiulo
"waxy" the skin of those sea-horses is like wax
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Dragon approach... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Dragon approach...
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 19, 2014
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