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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From South Africa (11)

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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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~ Light Snack ~
Play Cape Fur Seal. Although still a youngster, I was surprised at how much wear and tears its teeth already shown at such a young age.
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Atlantic (South) South Africa
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"Speed" - this image really brings a smile to my face every time I look at it!
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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holy grace by Gang Song
holy grace
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~ In the Blink of an Eye ~
A school of fast moving and very skittish Yellow Tail buzz me and the the "tower" The "tower" being the engine block of the Oriental Pioneer.
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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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A breath away by Gang Song
A breath away
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~ Last Light ~
Swept in-shore from the deep by up-welling currents, this Root-mouthed jellyfish is on its last few breaths. Its a long and treacherous path it was swept along as its battered body is testament too.
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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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A black tip slowly cruises past with the late afternoon sun glistening on her back, just something so surreal about this image and actually witnessing the moment in the water.
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date posted posted: Friday, August 14, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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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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~ Painterly ~
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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.
27 Votes
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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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"Star of the Show"
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ Blue Vortex ~
In 2013, it was documented for the first time that a bait ball was kept trapped by the shear number of sharks present. Although a few dolphins were spotted early on, they soon left and the ball was literally wrapped by sharks.
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~ Wild Bell ~
In celebration of Women's Month.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Atlantic (South) 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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~ 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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~ Flow ~
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: South Africa
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Want to play - Bottlenosedolphins by Uwe Schmolke
Want to play - Bottlenosedolphins
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, August 10, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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~ Glitter & Gold ~
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An inquisitive potato bass finding her reflection in the dome port rather interesting.
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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".
24 Votes
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Red and Blue I see Raggies two wink
8 Votes
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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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Dusky shark bursting through bait ball during the annual Sardine Run of the Wild Coast of the Transkei, South Africa.
21 Votes
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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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~ 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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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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