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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Gulf of Venezuela

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Reef Squid in the process of mating caught in mid water at Bari Reef in Bonaire.
By Michael Urciuoli
posted Sunday, March 7, 2010
95 votes

Caught this Spotted Cleaner Shrimp in a purple anemone at the Salt Pier in Bonaire with a Canon 5D, 100mm Macro lens
By Michael Urciuoli
posted Monday, March 8, 2010
71 votes

Encounter of Spotted Eagle Ray at end of dive on the way to the dive boat; Kleine Bonaire
By Keith Partlo
posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010
49 votes

Happy Holidays!
I didn't notice the little crab hanging out in the Christmas Tree worms right away.
By Larissa Roorda
posted Thursday, December 23, 2010
34 votes

la Cienega, Venezuela
By Mathieu Foulquié
posted Sunday, April 17, 2011
31 votes

cleaner on anemone...no flash 25' on Klien bonaire
By Christopher Lynch
posted Thursday, May 10, 2012
30 votes

Anemone in Belize, during night dive
By Julio Sanjuan
posted Tuesday, November 26, 2013
30 votes

Black Hamlets Mating dance
By Ximena Olds
posted Sunday, December 30, 2012
29 votes

One of the most elegant sharks that I have dived with; a Silky making a close pass in open water.
By Paul Colley
posted Saturday, November 23, 2013
28 votes

Purple eyes
By Ximena Olds
posted Thursday, December 1, 2011
27 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Gulf of Venezuela

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Queen angelfish - juvenile (Holacanthus ciliaris) - Pictu... by Gary Carpenter
Queen angelfish - juvenile (Holacanthus ciliaris) - Picture taken in Bonaire.
2 Votes
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Lionfish (Pterois volitans) - Juvenile, Picture taken in ... by Gary Carpenter
Lionfish (Pterois volitans) - Juvenile, Picture taken in Curaçao
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6 Votes
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Longlure frogfish (Antennarius multiocellatus) - Pictur... by Gary Carpenter
Longlure frogfish (Antennarius multiocellatus) - Picture taken in Bonaire
13 Votes
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Waiting for Christmas -  Caribbean reef octopus (Octopus ... by Gary Carpenter
Waiting for Christmas - Caribbean reef octopus (Octopus briareus) - Picture taken in Curaçao
1 Votes
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Pedersen Shrimp on an orange encrusting sponge on the house reef at Captain Don's Habitat. I thought the contrast in colors was beautiful
12 Votes
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Slender filefish trying to hide (was usual.)
14 Votes
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Moray Eel off of Roatan Honduras by Tammi Johnston
Moray Eel off of Roatan Honduras
11 Votes
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Wreck in Roatan Honduras by Tammi Johnston
Wreck in Roatan Honduras
15 Votes
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Arrow crab found on a night dive in Roatan Honduras shot ... by Tammi Johnston
Arrow crab found on a night dive in Roatan Honduras shot with a canon in an ikelite housing with a video light
6 Votes
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Roughhead Blenny in his home covered in fire coral
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13 Votes
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Flamingo Snail in Roatan Honduras taken with a Canon wide... by Tammi Johnston
Flamingo Snail in Roatan Honduras taken with a Canon wide angle lens in ikelite housing with a video light.
11 Votes
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Gimme Some Sugar
Sometimes a animal approaches and you have to take the image, regardless of the setup you have on (in this case, macro.)
12 Votes
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"Hopeful"
This little one seemed hopeful that a meal would pass by.
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16 Votes
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The contrast between the Flamingo Tongue snail and the black sea rod attracted me, and the result is an almost luminous snail on the rod.
14 Votes
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I was diving on Buddy'S Reef in Bonaire shooting with my Canon 5D MK II and Canon 1:28L IS ISM 100mm macro lens. This tiny Trunkfish was swimming around me, lips puckered as if ready to give me a kiss.
13 Votes
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Green Turtle. It is very common to get close to sea turtl... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Green Turtle. It is very common to get close to sea turtles at the Salt Pier in Bonaire. At the end of almost each dive I can photograph a turtle, but lately are not seen very often and the sea bottom looks like a desert...something is changing?
10 Votes
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Water ceiling. Facing a breaking  Caribbean wave at sunse... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Water ceiling. Facing a breaking Caribbean wave at sunset. For this shot I used a nikon d800 in an Aquatech Elite pro sport housing with a pistol grip, dedicated for surf photography.
9 Votes
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Overunder image. A great Barracuda entered the frame whil... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Overunder image. A great Barracuda entered the frame while I was taking this overunder shot in Bonaire.
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13 Votes
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Overunder shot. Diver on a white sandy ocean floor. by Lorenzo Mittiga
Overunder shot. Diver on a white sandy ocean floor.
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21 Votes
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Overunder shot. A green Iguana takes a breath after an un... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Overunder shot. A green Iguana takes a breath after an underwater incursion in a semi-submerged cave on the island of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Green Iguanas are everywhere on the island, they are part of every house's garden and...pools...
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Wonderful over/under shot of an unusual creature. Great job with the lighting and colors above and below the surface
24 Votes
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Overunder shot. A brown Caribbean Pelican is resting on i... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Overunder shot. A brown Caribbean Pelican is resting on its baits after a few strikes. Just once a year happens that a big ball of scads get close to the shores of Bonaire attracting many predators.
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11 Votes
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Taken during a trip in Curacao. by William Racz
Taken during a trip in Curacao.
10 Votes
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A Flamingo Tongue. Chichiriviche de La Costa, Venezuela.
... by Carlos Rodríguez V.
A Flamingo Tongue. Chichiriviche de La Costa, Venezuela.
Sony RX100 with a subsee +10 diopter.
8 Votes
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Moon Jellyfish, Karpata Reef, Bonaire
11 Votes
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Frog Fish with his Damsel bodyguard by Jim Garber
Frog Fish with his Damsel bodyguard
13 Votes
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Lion Fish - Bonaire by Jim Garber
Lion Fish - Bonaire
6 Votes
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Whoze in there by Jim Garber
Whoze in there
19 Votes
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