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Underwater Photo Contest | December HotShots

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By Filip Staes
posted (Last month)
44 votes

Small snakelocks anemone (Sagartiogeton undatus), no photoshop, Zeeland, The Netherlands.
By Filip Staes
posted (Last month)
37 votes

Cleaning time, Seraya, Bali.
By Filip Staes
posted (Last month)
36 votes

Many-host goby (Pleurosicya mossambica) with eggs,housereef Raja4divers, Raja Ampat.
By Filip Staes
posted (Last month)
33 votes

Two-spotted goby, Zeeland, The Netherlands.
By Filip Staes
posted (Last month)
33 votes

Exploring the inside of the wreck Fang Ming, La Paz, Mexico. Model: Liane Buelens.
By Filip Staes
posted (Last month)
33 votes

Battle of the Tompots
By Henley Spiers
posted (Last month)
31 votes

Variable neon slug with emperor shrimp, Puerto Galera, The Philippines.
By Filip Staes
posted (Last month)
31 votes

Looking out for jellyfish, Lake Grevelingen, Zeeland, The Netherlands. Double exposure inside the camera.
By Filip Staes
posted (Last month)
29 votes

Goniodoris castanea, double exposure inside the camera, Zeeland, The Netherlands.
By Filip Staes
posted (Last month)
26 votes
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Massimo Giorgetta

inside a Mangrove lived american crocodile
posted: (Last month) | category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
location: Caribbean Sea Cuba

Editor's Comment
Incredible over/under shot. Colors and focus are just perfect

Underwater Photo Contest | December HotShots

123 Entries Found: Page 1  of  5
This category shows the HotShots (premier images from a single month)
Lionfish lavar/Bonfire diving, Anilao,Philippine/Canon 5D MarkIV, 100mm macro Lens
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Editor's Comment
Great capture and composition
Battle of the Tompots by Henley Spiers
Battle of the Tompots
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
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They almost seem too cute to actually battle. Amazing behavioral shot.
M E D U S A
Squid
(Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Editor's Comment
Very harmonic shot
Looking out for jellyfish, Lake Grevelingen, Zeeland, The Netherlands. Double exposure inside the camera.
Third place Monthly HotShots

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Incredible composition, colors and lightings, like from a different planet
Playing sea lion puppies
Second place Monthly HotShots
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Editor's Comment
Captured just the right moment with the playing sea lion in the front and the diver in the background
PINS

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Octopus Inking from a person handling it is a definite sign of stress and in violation of conservation rules for the contest.
"Bark"
You think sharks are dangerous!!!!...try Cape Fur Seals....
Golden squid in night dive
~ HandBrake ~
Sunflowers
Look at you
Tiger . Lembeh strait . Nikon D800E with 105 macro and snooze
Red Cheeked Pipefish (Corythoichthys insularis) by Iyad Suleyman
Red Cheeked Pipefish (Corythoichthys insularis)
"The Lioncave", Dahab, Egypt.
Cleaning time, Seraya, Bali.
Favorinus mirabilis
1/250 f/22.0 ISO 200 by Songda Cai
1/250 f/22.0 ISO 200
a lonely freediver and some spermwhale having a rest
Many-host goby (Pleurosicya mossambica) with eggs,housereef Raja4divers, Raja Ampat.
Greenery by Doris Vierkötter
Greenery
coral window
red carpet
American Alligator in a pond in south FLorida.
“Swarm”
Silversides look like a swarm of bees as they race into a swim-through.
soft coral commensal shrimp
Mushroom coral pipefish.
Eubranchus sp.Anilao, Philippines. Trying for creative, but not photoshopped. Mylar paper taped to a slate with a separate torch reflecting the colors. Trying for a Christmas theme.
Nudibranch by Iyad Suleyman
Nudibranch
Algae Shrimp, Anilao, Philippines by Doug Batt
Algae Shrimp, Anilao, Philippines
Haminoea cyanomarginata by Cumhur Gedikoglu
Haminoea cyanomarginata
123 Entries Found: Page 1  of  5