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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Australia (6)

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Leafy Sea Dragon (Fetzendrachenfisch) , Australia - South Australia - Kangaroo Island
By Ralf Levc
posted Saturday, May 20, 2006
109 votes

Estuarine Cod and Cleaner Wrasse. Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Canon 50D & Tokina 10-17
By Ross Gudgeon
posted Friday, June 12, 2009
90 votes

A Golden Weedfish (Cristiceps aurantiacus).

Taken at Shelly Beach in Sydney, Australia. 

Using a Nikon D300 sea & sea housing and dual ys250s. f/8 1/250s
By Melissa Fiene
posted Wednesday, June 10, 2009
77 votes

Cuttlefish at Bare Island. Sydney, Australia
By Ken Thongpila
posted Monday, July 20, 2009
74 votes


By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010
73 votes

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

Turtle in the Coral Sea.
By Karen Dillabough
posted Friday, June 12, 2009
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
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Clownfish playing peekaboo with diver. by Ben Kettle
Clownfish playing peekaboo with diver.
8 Votes
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Clownfish peeking out of anemone. by Ben Kettle
Clownfish peeking out of anemone.
6 Votes
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Fish at the bow of the Rotomahana, a 40 metre wreck, shel... by Haydn Salvas
Fish at the bow of the Rotomahana, a 40 metre wreck, sheltering from the strong current.
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Australia
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A wild seascape over/under my partner and I shot using my homemade 18" lens port.
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Cute little guy under Rye Pier, does it look like he's po... by Haydn Salvas
Cute little guy under Rye Pier, does it look like he's poking his tongue out to you?
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Australia
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"Fade to Black" 
No weird PS tricks, this guy was hiding... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Fade to Black"
No weird PS tricks, this guy was hiding between pylons that acted like natural snoots. I left intentionally the scattering on the body of the fish to enhance the fading... hope you like it
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 3, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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It was a split second and this is the only shot that I wa... by Gaetano Gargiulo
It was a split second and this is the only shot that I was able to take of the angler snatching a snack... poor pipefish
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Natural light shot inside HMAS Canberra by Haydn Salvas
Natural light shot inside HMAS Canberra
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Australia
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Cow fish on a night dive out of Portsea, Melbourne. by Haydn Salvas
Cow fish on a night dive out of Portsea, Melbourne.
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16 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Australia
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using a twin YS250 pro with snoots I achieved the full be... by Gaetano Gargiulo
using a twin YS250 pro with snoots I achieved the full belack background with a lit subject... lens: tokina 10-17 +kenko 1.4x @14
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Snake Portrait/This Snake portrait was taken in the Coral... by Brook Peterson
Snake Portrait/This Snake portrait was taken in the Coral Sea at a site called "Snake Pit." There were many snakes at this site, and they were curious about the divers and seemed mezmerized by their reflection in the dome port.
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Great colors and the perfect pose to feel the behavior of this snake.
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, February 28, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Running away... Tokina 10-17 (1.4x ring at the back) @10m... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Running away... Tokina 10-17 (1.4x ring at the back) @10mm (14mm) YS250pro with snoot
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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very tiny nudi. I had to use the 105micro in combination ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
very tiny nudi. I had to use the 105micro in combination with the 1.4 multiplier on a cropped sensor...
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, February 21, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Polycera capensis, Nelson Bay
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38 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, February 14, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Just a portrait of a proud papa`... Nikon D300s +105/2.8 ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Just a portrait of a proud papa`... Nikon D300s +105/2.8 micro twin YS250pro 1/60 f36 ISO100
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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cardinal fish with eggs by Gaetano Gargiulo
cardinal fish with eggs
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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The "best" flower of the bunch... pretty unusual to see a... by Gaetano Gargiulo
The "best" flower of the bunch... pretty unusual to see a scorpionfish hiding in the octocoral
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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We get some crazy storms on the South Coast, NSW. They move so fast you've got to be on the ball to catch them. This one was just before dark and was all over in minutes!
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13 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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This little shrimp (hiding in a sea-pen) was pictured usi... by Gaetano Gargiulo
This little shrimp (hiding in a sea-pen) was pictured using a 105/2.8 micro + 1.4 kenko teleconverter and a +10macromate wet diopter. the use of the diopter allowed me to stay more distant and not to scare it off
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Dorisprismatica sp, Bare Island.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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2 generation of sea-horse in one shot... enjoy :-) by Gaetano Gargiulo
2 generation of sea-horse in one shot... enjoy :-)
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Seahorse and snail. Chowder Bay, Sydney Harbour
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28 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 27, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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OMG...my water just broke!!! by Gaetano Gargiulo
OMG...my water just broke!!!
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One of my favorites of the month.
31 Votes
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Pteraeolidia ianthina w/- eggs, Bare Island
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32 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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almost too big for my 105micro by Gaetano Gargiulo
almost too big for my 105micro
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Southern pigmy squid (~7mm in length) I used a 105micro +... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Southern pigmy squid (~7mm in length) I used a 105micro + kenko 1.4x and a wet 10+ diopter to achieve the shot. my setup can achieve a magnification of ~6 times the life size
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 20, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Great shark. 
Picture was taken with a sony nex 5 and na... by Chloé Marechal
Great shark.
Picture was taken with a sony nex 5 and nauticam housing during an trip with Rodney fox shark expedition.
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 17, 2014
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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