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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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"Sigourney's Alien" - A golden roughhead blenny's mighty, tiny teeth appear to project from its body like an Alien. This fish is actually quite sweet, but I used a SMC-1 to focus on just the teeth, making it look fierce.
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Seahorse curling itself around a juvenile Filefish which ... by Gareth Davies
Seahorse curling itself around a juvenile Filefish which glows inside it with the diveboat in the background
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Little guy in Little Cayman by John Loving
Little guy in Little Cayman
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Ex-USS Kittiwake on her side after Tropical Storm Nate (2... by Ellen Cuylaerts
Ex-USS Kittiwake on her side after Tropical Storm Nate (2017)
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"Searching For Mating Turtles At Sunset" - When the green turtles were mating this summer, I went to their beach at all different times of day to try for unique light. Split shot as my husband spots and looks out for me, at sunset.
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Giant Anemone by Gareth Davies
Giant Anemone
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Saddled Blenny by Gareth Davies
Saddled Blenny
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Found these two floating below the dive boat while I was ... by Gareth Davies
Found these two floating below the dive boat while I was coming up from a dive. The juvenile filefish looks like the wings of the seahorse, making it an underwater pegasus
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"Peek-A-Blue" - A blue chromis peers out from behind a gorgonian on a reef at night.
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"The Most Beautiful Reef #2" - Gorgeous, colourful corals and sponges grow off the pinnacle that is Ghost Mountain. One of the most beautiful dive sites on Grand Cayman!
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"Abstract Lion"
A juvenile lionfish that was hiding against an overhang enabled me to experiment with one of my favorite techniques: shallow depth of field!
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Acrobat by Carrie A Dutchak
Acrobat
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ghost shrimp by John Loving
ghost shrimp
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"Deep Breaths" - A green sea turtle breaths at the surface after mating. This was the male of a pair of mating turtles that were repeatedly fending off a rival male, leaving little opportunity to catch their breath.
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ghostly by John Loving
ghostly
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"Melo Yello" - Portrait of a miniature melo as it crawls over seaweed. A second melo can just be seen in the background.
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date posted posted: Monday, September 24, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Where's The Wreck?"- A diver hovers in sunbeams over empty sand where the Kittiwake shipwreck used to be. I took this photograph in October last year just after the ship was moved by Hurricane Nate. Photographed with a Magic Filter on the lens.
10 Votes
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Southern Stingray by Henley Spiers
Southern Stingray
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"Sunset Squid" - A squid checks out the camera as sunset light ripples on the surface just above.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Christmas Fishes To You" - A sharpnose goby rests next to Christmas Tree worms. Meanwhile, blue tangs are cast in silhouette as they enter stage right.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Miniature Melo - I wanted to show this 1/2" miniature melo in its environment. I floated below it in order to include both the seaweed its sitting on, and the seawall (in soft focus) in the background. Photographing macro in surge was...fun wink
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date posted posted: Friday, August 31, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Enchanted Shipwreck" - Double exposure from inside the Nicholson shipwreck looking out. I photographed this in camera with sequential exposures. I love how the image draws the eye through and into the back of the scene.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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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.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, August 20, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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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.
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date posted posted: Monday, August 20, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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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.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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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date posted posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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