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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Caribbean Sea (9)

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We were finishing our dive; as we turned to swim to our exit, we noticed several large lionfish emerging from the coral looking for dinner. I was able to wait long enough for the lionfish to smile at me and wave my buddy into place before surfacing.
By Ken Schneider
posted Wednesday, December 7, 2011
154 votes

Nikon d700,17mm,ISO 200, f14, 1/160sec. We were at 30ft, when I first noticed movement below me. Slowly, I turned around, inching along the sand hoping for a clear shot. This ray set off a storm, leaving me cleaning the sand out of my gear.
By Ken Schneider
posted Thursday, December 8, 2011
116 votes

I loved all these colorful corols and a single big eyed!
By Talih Tinay
posted Tuesday, March 7, 2006
95 votes

Sea Turtle, just about crashing into Camera housing dome.
By Holly Heffner
posted Sunday, September 3, 2006
93 votes

We swam with this big guy for almost an hour. He brushed up against me several times. It is believed he was hit by the ferry boat. You can see the scars on his back and a tear in the dorsal fin...Photo was taken with no strobe, Olympus 4040
By Holly Heffner
posted Tuesday, July 25, 2006
91 votes

White spotted File fish in the Orange phase
By Steven Daniel
posted Monday, December 18, 2006
90 votes

Queen Angel of the Deep
By Steven Daniel
posted Wednesday, January 7, 2009
90 votes

This picture was taken in Bonaire on a site called Andrea II.  It was taken with a Canon G9.  Settings were 1/60 @ F8
By Don Robillard
posted Saturday, April 4, 2009
90 votes

Green Turtle in Akumal,Mexico
By Steven Daniel
posted Saturday, December 30, 2006
87 votes

Diver Drifting on the a Cozumel drift dive
By Steven Daniel
posted Monday, January 12, 2009
86 votes
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Colorful Ceilings
Inside the cut out in the iron shore known by local dive guides as the Ballroom.
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"Big Green"
A large Green Sea Turtle makes its way over a shallow reef on the North Side of Grand Cayman.
Fantasea Red Filter
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I prepared my camera with a fisheye lens, but with my extension ring on the port to create a false vignette. I was hoping for some larger marine life to utilize this effect. Perfect for when a goliath grouper--unusual for Cayman--showed up!
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date posted posted: Monday, June 13, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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'Cleaning House' - The tiny eyes of pederson cleaner shrimp in the waters off of Grand Cayman
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Ready to spread my wings
Southern stingray at the sandbar
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Incredible over/under shot taken at exactly the right time!
29 Votes
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queen conch (Lobatus gigas)
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 10, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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A colorful goby models for the camera atop star coral. I used a very shallow depth of field to focus only on the goby's eyes, and to make the rest of its translucent body blur into the backgruound.
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date posted posted: Friday, June 10, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Gaudy Clown Crab (Platypodiella spectabilis)
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 9, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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Roughhead Blenny - Acanthemblemaria aspera
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 9, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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'Catching Some Rays' - Southern stingrays enjoying the warm, clear waters of Grand Cayman
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'Out On A Limb' - A flamingo tongue cowrie off the coast of Grand Cayman
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Spotlight. Caribbean Reef Shark swimming under the sun while the visibility isn't the best at Tiger Beach
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 9, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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Face to Face
When you are the biggest creature cruising around at any given moment you have the right of way. This large Loggerhead Turtle just kept his chosen path and it was up to me to snap this shot and roll out of the way.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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'Surfing the Sandbar' - A southern stingray in the waters of Grand Cayman
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Antillean Fileclam (Lima pellucida)
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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A diver explores a swim through as light filters down from an opening in the ceiling.
Snapper Hole, Grand Cayman
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9 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Pederson's shrimp (Ancylomenes pedersoni)
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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'Underwater Forest' - Sunlight shines through the tall corals off the coast of Grand Cayman
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'Welcome to the Ocean! I'll Be Your Guide.' A sharknose goby rests on coral in the waters off of Grand Cayman
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'Swirling the Bow' - A school of horse eye jacks swirls around toward the bow of the Kittiwake off the coast of Grand Cayman
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'Going Green' - A green sea turtle drifts through the shallow waters of Grand Cayman
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The Inimitable Gaudy Clown Crab
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Saint Lucia
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'Diving The Kittiwake' - Divers begin to descend upon the wreck of the Kittiwake off the coast of Grand Cayman
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"Pink Peppermint"
I set off to photograph a peppermint shrimp, and looked inside dozens of vase sponges until I finally found this one. I used a small aperture to keep just the eyes in focus and blur the background into a soft pink.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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'Southern Hospitality' - A southern stingray stops by for a quick hello in Grand Cayman
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Squidward - we were doing an early morning dive off Turtle Reef and encountered a squad of squid on our return. They were so interested in us and our cameras it was like they were asking us for a photoshoot! Oly EMDEM1 12-50m lens
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 30, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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'We Are Family' - 7 southern stingrays glide over the sea floor off the coast of Grand Cayman
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