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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Cayman islands

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

Southern Stringray
By Steven Daniel
posted Thursday, December 28, 2006
85 votes

Last year I posted a jawfish with eggs that were about to hatch. This is the same jawfish shot a few days earlier just after the eggs were laid. From Little Cayman Island. Nikon D200 with 105mm lens.
By Jim Chambers
posted Friday, April 18, 2008
75 votes

- Crossways - Tarpon hunting Silversides. This is an image I've been striving for, for over a year now....
By Nina Baxa
posted Monday, October 20, 2014
73 votes

Stingrays at Sandbar, Grand Cayman
By Pietro Cremone
posted Tuesday, March 6, 2012
67 votes

Southern Stingrays cruising over a shallow sand bar to the North of Grand Cayman.  The split is part photoshop manipulated to correct some dome splashing in the heavy swell.
By Paul Colley
posted Wednesday, February 23, 2011
62 votes

Tarpon entering grotto at dawn

During daytime silversides hide in caverns, swim-throughs, grottos and wrecks. As dawn settles the predators follow them.
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Monday, July 1, 2013
59 votes

Freediver meets Eagle Ray
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Sunday, December 15, 2013
58 votes

APOCALYPSE
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014
57 votes

Ray of light
By Pietro Cremone
posted Monday, March 19, 2012
56 votes
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"Triplefin In Soft Pink" - What A Difference Strobe Use Makes! #1 of 2: Both photographs are shot with the exact same settings, but by just a change in strobe set up, the background is lit a soft pink.
2 Votes
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"Triplefin In Contrast" - What A Difference Strobe Use Makes! #2 of 2: Both photographs are shot with the exact same settings, but by just a change in strobe set-up, the background is black and the image has more contrast.
6 Votes
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Barracuda on a Shipwreck by Henley Spiers
Barracuda on a Shipwreck
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"Apex" - A female Caribbean reef shark cruises the reef.
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Romeo or Juliet" - A black hamlet looks at the camera as the pair performs an intricate spawning dance at dusk. Photographed with a slow shutter speed to show some of their motion.
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"Eagle Ray Ballet" - Two eagle rays glide just off the North Wall. They soared in to check me out, and then turned and continued on their way.
8 Votes
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"Night Crawler" - A nudibranch (Dondice occidentalis) crawls on the outside of a barrel sponge at night.
10 Votes
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"Vertical Defense" - A pair of mating green sea turtles try to fend off a rival male by ascending in the water column. The second male was persistent in his pursuit and had numerous bites on his fins and head as a result.
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Sexy Snooting #1 of 2 - I've been experimenting with using a snoot in ways other than a spotlight. Here a sexy shrimp dances on his coral stage.
11 Votes
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Sexy Snooting #2 of 2 - I've been experimenting with using a snoot in ways other than a spotlight. Here, the transluscence of a spotted cleaner shrimp on coral is shown with my snoot.
3 Votes
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"Sunset Sunset" - Surfaced to this stunning sunset at Sunset House! Hefting my macro kit with diopters half out of the water to get this shot was...interesting. I can almost feel my arms again. wink
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"Do You Like My Headdress?" - A tiny pipehorse portrait, photographed with SMC and a shallow depth of field to soften the background.
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Spot the Crab! 
Neck crab with hydroids growing on it! by Lindsey Mobley
Spot the Crab!
Neck crab with hydroids growing on it!
12 Votes
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"Under Over" - Two separate photographs that are meant to be viewed together. I plan to print them on canvas and display them like this.
8 Votes
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"Two To Tango" - Mating Squid! From what I've read, this is apparently a somewhat rare event to witness.
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17 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Delicate Seahorse" - A white seahorse free-swims between gorgonians. Photographed on the steep Bloody Bay Wall on Little Cayman.
11 Votes
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Sea horse in Little cayman by John Loving
Sea horse in Little cayman
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"Seltzer Reef" - Divers' bubbles stream past colorful sponges and coral hanging off Babylon dive site. The dive boat can be seen above the sponges.
12 Votes
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Night Moves by Carrie A Dutchak
Night Moves
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, June 18, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Cayman islands
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Pipehorse Portrait - My first pipehorse! This little guy is less than an inch long, and is very hard to spot with an untrained eye. The background is white from my strobes reflecting off the sand.
11 Votes
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The Kittiwake takes on a different perspective when you add a diver in for scale.
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18 Votes
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The USS Kittiwake has a ghostly feeling in black and white. I love this wreck in Grand Cayman and continue to dive it every time I am there.
13 Votes
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Stingray Sandbar is a special place to photograph on Grand Cayman! I have lots of photographs to go through from shooting there the other day, here’s one to start.
8 Votes
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Living Light 
Olympus Pen 1
14-42mm
Sea&Sea YS-27DX st... by Carrie A Dutchak
Living Light
Olympus Pen 1
14-42mm
Sea&Sea YS-27DX strobes
Diaopter +5
7 Votes
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"Navy Night" - Carrie Dutchak surfaces following a dusk dive. The lights of Grand Cayman glow behind her.
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 8, 2018
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Chiaroscuro" - I photographed this arrow crab using one strobe to give strong shadows and light. The title is a reference to the Italian word for this kind of lighting, found in Renaissance paintings.
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Magnificent lighting and spot on focus.
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 3, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Sweep And Swirl"
Sponges and gorgonians swirl. I photographed this image using a slow shutter speed while simultaneously swimming forward, zooming the lens and spinning the camera. No Photoshop.
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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