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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From South Africa (9)

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This shot was taken during this years annual sardine migration. I had removed my strobes due to the backscatter and forgot to add weight, i was sat on the surface whilst my friends were seeing an awesome ball below, i was lucky to nail this shot.
By Paul Cowell
posted Monday, August 9, 2010
96 votes

Female Tiger Shark,natural light, what an awesome animal!
By Roger Horrocks
posted Monday, March 6, 2006
79 votes

Amazing dolphin pod action in this years sardine run.
By Paul Cowell
posted Tuesday, August 10, 2010
76 votes

clinid
Nikon F-100 with 60mm macro lens
By Geoff Spiby
posted Thursday, June 11, 2009
72 votes

free diver and cameraman at about 15 m's with a beauty of a tiger shark at Umkomaas South Africa. Taken with a Nikonos V and a 15 mm lens
By Fiona Ayerst
posted Monday, March 27, 2006
67 votes

Free
By Allen Walker
posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008
62 votes

Black Tip shark, pictured at Aliwal shoal, whilst on a tiger shark dive
By Paul Cowell
posted Saturday, August 14, 2010
62 votes

Whooohooo!
By Allen Walker
posted Tuesday, March 22, 2011
62 votes

A Perfect Sunset
By Allen Walker
posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014
58 votes

ready for a teeth job
By Dray Van Beeck
posted Wednesday, February 18, 2009
57 votes
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~ Shark Ball ~
There are bait balls and then there are Shark Balls, just another one of those things which makes the Sardine Run one of The natural spectacles on the planet today.
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"Shout" - One of my personal favourites wink
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The lighting here is incredible! Paired with an excellent pose, this shot is a well deserved winner.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ What Happened Next ~
He became my dive buddy for the full duration of my dive. Playing games and entertaining one another. Two happy souls at the end of the dive I would like to believe...I know I was!
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Red and Blue I see Raggies two wink
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date posted posted: Monday, August 3, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ Glitter & Gold ~
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~ Be Quick ~
One of the fastest moving predators at the Sardine Run are the Cape Gannets. Watching their aerial assault from a boat is amazing. Witnessing it from within the water is simply breathtaking!
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~ Delicate Beauty ~
I wonder how many people, seeing one of these for the first time, would guess it to be a worm...the ocean is truly another world!
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"The Gathering"
These guys are pretty territorial and defend their areas with vigour, so pretty cool to see 4 of them together.
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"The Order of Things" - Life in the ocean is so unknown, yet we fly to the moon, experiment on Mars, all our research to find a human habitat in space in stead of understanding the ocean, a habitat that supports earth!!! A rather crazy notion!!!
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Extraordinary image! Nature's beauty at it's best with perfect composition adding to the "Order of things".
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A portrait of a blackcheek moray with a difference!
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date posted posted: Monday, July 27, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ On the Hunt ~
I was out snorkeling when I became aware that something was following me. At closer in inspection it turned out to be this beautiful Honey Comb eel. It was literally tracking my movements and using these coral heads as cover.
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Dusky shark bursting through bait ball during the annual Sardine Run of the Wild Coast of the Transkei, South Africa.
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An inquisitive potato bass finding her reflection in the dome port rather interesting.
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~ Waking Up ~
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Atlantic (South) South Africa
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~ Starry Night ~
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Curious dolphins come in for a closer look while the main pod continue up the coastline searching for food.
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date posted posted: Friday, July 24, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ Electric Blues ~
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"True Blue"
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic (South) South Africa
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~ Harmony on Venus ~
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A Venus' girdle in a perfect pose. by Valda Fraser
A Venus' girdle in a perfect pose.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Mozambique Channel South Africa
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~ Unexpected ~
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Mack the knife - ragged tooth shark portrait
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date posted posted: Monday, July 20, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ Energetic Avenue ~
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~ Little One ~
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~ Blue Prince ~
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Atlantic (South) South Africa
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~ Break on Through to the Other Side ~
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~ Fast Food ~
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Awesome!! Nice positioning of the bait ball according to rule of thirds and getting in half a sun spot.
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