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Flatworm in
By Rico Besserdich
posted Friday, November 4, 2011
91 votes

Squid. 
Settings : F16, 1/160 sc. , ISO 100, 1 x Ikelite Ds125 strobe in TTL mode ( center spot measuring ) , 60mm EF-S makro lens on Canon 40D.
By Rico Besserdich
posted Saturday, May 28, 2011
87 votes

While I tried to capture a shot of these juvenile squids near to the diving platform, a curious guest is watching me and wonders what the heck I am doing there ;-) The lights on top are reflections of my strobe lights on water surface.
By Rico Besserdich
posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011
80 votes

Dakota C-47. That was a bit
By Rico Besserdich
posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011
77 votes

serranus cambrilla
canon 5d + sigma 105mm macro + inon z 240 type 4
By Moutafis Nikos
posted Friday, November 13, 2009
76 votes

...in flames
By Claudia Weber-Gebert
posted Monday, October 8, 2012
75 votes

Taken in Portofino in November at around 30m, using a Canon A20 with built in flash.
By Darren Baldwin
posted Monday, December 18, 2006
74 votes

just for fun ;-)
By Rico Besserdich
posted Monday, October 10, 2011
73 votes

little splash wave.......
By Claudia Weber-Gebert
posted Monday, May 9, 2016
73 votes

Man at work.....
By Babula Mikulova
posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012
72 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Mediterranean Sea

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just some deco tanks waiting :-) by Andy Kutsch
just some deco tanks waiting :-)
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Sortie de grotte by Jérome Mirande
Sortie de grotte
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Entre deux monde by Jérome Mirande
Entre deux monde
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date posted posted: Monday, November 23, 2020
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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Blenny crawling through the seagrass

Macro motion blur... by Arnau Argemi
Blenny crawling through the seagrass
Macro motion blur of a long striped blenny fish sitting on a ledge full of seagrass. Nikon D90, 105mm, ISO 100, f/22, 1/8s. Ikelite housing and dual DS51 strobes.
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swimsuit model by Rune Rasmussen
swimsuit model
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 24, 2020
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Malta
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Climbing to the top is easy underwater :D by Rune Rasmussen
Climbing to the top is easy underwater :D
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Malta
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worm by Natascha Lobisch
worm
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date posted posted: Monday, October 19, 2020
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Cyprus
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Spotting the red scorpionfish

Diver finds a red scorpi... by Arnau Argemi
Spotting the red scorpionfish
Diver finds a red scorpionfish at the entrance of its cave with his torch. Nikon D90, 10.5mm, ISO 200, f/16, 1/25s. Ikelite housing and dual DS51 strobes.
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flabulina by Natascha Lobisch
flabulina
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Cyprus
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3, 2, 1... cheese!

Dondice banyulensis nudibranch smil... by Arnau Argemi
3, 2, 1... cheese!
Dondice banyulensis nudibranch smiling at the camera from a sea grass branch. Nikon D90, 105mm, ISO 200, f/18, 1/100. Ikelite housing and dual DS51 strobes.
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sweet home by Natascha Lobisch
sweet home
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Rainbow tentacles

Pelagia noctiluca swimming on the su... by Arnau Argemi
Rainbow tentacles
Pelagia noctiluca swimming on the surface close to the dive boat. Its tentacles adopt the colors of a rainbow from the sunrays. Nikon D90, 10.5mm, ISO 200, f/16, 1/200s. Ikelite housing and single DS51 strobe.
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Ringneck blenny popping out of a hole. Modified with a sp... by Arnau Argemi
Ringneck blenny popping out of a hole. Modified with a spin effect. Nikon D90, 105mm, ISO 500, f/8, 1/80s. Ikelite housing and single, snooted DS51 strobe.
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Guardian of the golden gate! by Rune Rasmussen
Guardian of the golden gate!
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 11, 2020
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Malta
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Motion blur of rainbow wrasse swimming over a gorgonian c... by Arnau Argemi
Motion blur of rainbow wrasse swimming over a gorgonian coral head in Tamariu, Spain. September 2020. Taken with Nikon D90, 10.5mm, ISO 200, f/16, 1/25s. Ikelite housing and dual DS51 strobes.
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Swimming under Mediterranean sunset by Rune Rasmussen
Swimming under Mediterranean sunset
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Malta
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Pole dance by Jérome Mirande
Pole dance
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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Ninja Baby Seahorse - a tiny hero in the big lagoon by Claudia Weber-Gebert
Ninja Baby Seahorse - a tiny hero in the big lagoon
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Baby Seahorse in  the seagrass, size 10-12mm 
June-July ... by Claudia Weber-Gebert
Baby Seahorse in the seagrass, size 10-12mm
June-July is the time of birth in the Thau Lagoon in France.
BAby seahorses like to swim around in the seagrass drifting at the surface.
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Phare de la Madonetta
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cuttlefish by Walter Bassi
cuttlefish
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A threefin blenny living under a rock crevice that has be... by Göksu Kenanoğlu
A threefin blenny living under a rock crevice that has beautiful design and color. The photo was taken at 8 meters during freediving. It definitely was hard to get a good shot as I had only 2 minutes of deep time.
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bugeye view of an antiopella cristata by Carlos Ortolà
bugeye view of an antiopella cristata
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antiopella cristata by Carlos Ortolà
antiopella cristata
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Pearl mullet fishes 2019 / 2 
The incredible journey o... by Mehmet Öztabak
Pearl mullet fishes 2019 / 2
The incredible journey of pearl mullet fishes living in the Van lake Van,Turkey 2019
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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pearl mullet fishes 2019
The incredible journey of pea... by Mehmet Öztabak
pearl mullet fishes 2019
The incredible journey of pearl mullet fishes living in the Van lake Van,Turkey 2019
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date posted posted: Monday, December 23, 2019
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Dondice banyulensis with diver behind. For shooting this ... by Lorenzo Buccio
Dondice banyulensis with diver behind. For shooting this photo we have accurately planned everithing before dive
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