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Manta getting cleaned while sweetlips and squirrelfish hang around. perfect scene in the Maldives
By Joerg Blessing
posted (3 days ago)
5 votes

Slither

Ornate Ghost Pipefish - Solenostomus paradoxus

Bali, Indonisia
By Stefan Follows
posted (3 days ago)
4 votes

Solar powered nudibranch.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (3 days ago)
3 votes

Larval flounder
By Julian Hsu
posted (2 days ago)
3 votes

The X Factor!!!
By George Touliatos
posted (4 days ago)
1 votes

Siphopteron trigrinum - the flying duckman
By Sofia Tenggrono
posted (3 days ago)
1 votes

Shrimpy Shrimp!!!
By George Touliatos
posted (2 days ago)
1 votes

social sperm whales (taken under permit)
By Arun Madisetti
posted Yesterday
1 votes

Smiley!!!
By George Touliatos
posted Yesterday
1 votes

3kantige kalkkokerworm
By Eduard Bello
posted (3 days ago)
0 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
Blue Shark coming in for a closer inspection in-between c... by Nick Polanszky
Blue Shark coming in for a closer inspection in-between chewing down meals
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18 Votes
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Fused teeth plates of a parrotfish, taken on a night dive with red focus light.
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Maldives
view portfolio more shots by Joerg Blessing
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Stowaways traveling the Universe
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9 Votes
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Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
I only had a couple of seconds to reset my focus points and switch to portrait orientation as this stunning adult humpback whale slowly ascended to the surface off the coast of Ha'apai, Kingdom of Tonga.
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20 Votes
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Alien sea by Scozio Salvatore
Alien sea
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Italy
view portfolio more shots by Scozio Salvatore
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Giant Pacific Manta glides overhead at La Reina by Nick Polanszky
Giant Pacific Manta glides overhead at La Reina
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16 Votes
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Rhinopias
(backlit with bluelight and snooted) by Lars Oliver Michaelis
Rhinopias
(backlit with bluelight and snooted)
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13 Votes
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Yellowface Pikeblenny 
Chaenopsis Limbaugh 
Bonaire by John Roach
Yellowface Pikeblenny
Chaenopsis Limbaugh
Bonaire
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19 Votes
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The Dragon
Yellowface Pikeblenny
Chaenopsis limbaughi
Bonaire
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22 Votes
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Golden jellyfish (Mastigias papua etpisoni) Jellyfish Lake located in Koror, Palau.These jellyfish have no stinging nematocysts and feed exclusively from photosynthesis.
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16 Votes
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"Master Hypnotist" part of my Underwater Surrealism body of work. Cuttlefish "hypnotize" their prey by changing their colors and textures. When they do this, curious fish swim closer and they are ambushed.
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10 Votes
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Posted this before as BW. Better in colour?
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Maldives
view portfolio more shots by Joerg Blessing
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Male blanket octopus.
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13 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, September 9, 2019
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Philippines
view portfolio more shots by Mehmet Salih Bilal
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Colorful klipvis
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13 Votes
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The schooner Balder from 1928. went down in a storm and i... by Rene B. Andersen
The schooner Balder from 1928. went down in a storm and is now laying on 60m depth in the Baltic sea, near Aland.
The diver is lights up the ship bell.
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Baltic Sea Finland
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Finland
view portfolio more shots by Rene B. Andersen
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Spiraling beauty - Calliostoma Zizyphinum
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10 Votes
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Mikura is surrounded by mountains. The dolphin living bay is a sharp cliff. The green of the mountain is reflected on the surface of the photo. They are dolphins of Mikurajima in Japan. They may not be exactly family. The smallest dolphin is a baby b
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20 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Japan
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Japan
view portfolio more shots by Reiko Takahashi
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Bodyguard.
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19 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 18, 2019
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Philippines
view portfolio more shots by Mehmet Salih Bilal
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The predator in the jungle
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16 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Lithuania
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Lithuania
view portfolio more shots by Sigitas Sirvydas
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Colony of Joung Sea Lions, Bahia Magdalena México
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34 Votes
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Cowry.
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24 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, February 1, 2019
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Philippines
view portfolio more shots by Mehmet Salih Bilal
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Close-up of a Banded seasnake, Puerto Galera, The Philippines
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13 Votes
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Atlantic Grey Seal, Lundy Island
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10 Votes
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Eye to eye with a humpback whale.
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16 Votes
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Blennius ocellaris by Walter Bassi
Blennius ocellaris
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16 Votes
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Elysia
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11 Votes
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Smile (Fangblenny) by Julian Hsu
Smile (Fangblenny)
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12 Votes
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