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Underwater Photo Contest | July HotShots

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Belugas in the wild where they should be! Hudson Bay, Churchill, Canada
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (Last month)
29 votes

Yellow Blenny with parassite
By Marco Gargiulo
posted (Last month)
25 votes

Lemon shark and lemon pilot fish/ A pregnant lemon shark surrounded by colorful yellow pilot fish cruises around during a shark dive in Fiji
By Theresa Guise
posted (Last month)
24 votes

~ Fast Food ~
By Geo Cloete
posted (Last month)
19 votes

Modern Dinosaur
By Tony Cherbas
posted (Last month)
18 votes

yellow blenny
By Marco Gargiulo
posted (Last month)
17 votes


By Conor Culver
posted (Last month)
17 votes

Curious dolphins come in for a closer look while the main pod continue up the coastline searching for food.
By Allen Walker
posted (Last month)
17 votes

Rainbow Trout on the river Test
By Paul Colley
posted (Last month)
16 votes

filipino squid
By Mathieu Foulquié
posted (Last month)
15 votes
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by Terry Steeley

'Few experiences have ever rivaled being within touching distance of a curious humpback whale that just wanted to be close.'

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by Allen Walker


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Allen Walker

"The Order of Things" - Life in the ocean is so unknown, yet we fly to the moon, experiment on Mars, all our research is to find a human habitat in space in stead of understanding the ocean, an habitat that supports earth!!! A rather crazy notion!!!
posted: (Last month) | category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
location: Indian Ocean South Africa

Editor's Comment
Extraordinary image! Nature's beauty at it's best with perfect composition adding to the "Order of things".

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~ Fast Food ~
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Awesome!! Nice positioning of the bait ball according to rule of thirds and getting in half a sun spot.
Clown Anemone fish., Canon g12, inon external strobe. by Dragos Dumitrescu
Clown Anemone fish., Canon g12, inon external strobe.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Beautiful minimalistic shot. I would love to hang this in my living room!
Arrow Blenny - Lucayablennius zingaro
Using Olympus E-M1 with 60mm Macro and Nauticam SMC + SMC Magnifier
Full Frame - No Crop
Third place Monthly HotShots

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Excellent subject, beautiful colors and strong composition. Cool feeling of outer space on this one!
The sun shines through the jellyfish in the famous lake of Palau.
Second place Monthly HotShots

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Beautiful shot with perfect exposure.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Philippine Sea Palau
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"True Blue"

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic (South) South Africa
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filipino squid by Mathieu Foulquié
filipino squid

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bohol Sea Philippines
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Night hunt by Gleb Tolstov
Night hunt
This is from a mine in Sweden called Tuna-Hästberg.
I to... by Erik Rådström
This is from a mine in Sweden called Tuna-Hästberg.
I took seven divers with lights and positioned them to get this image.
Tiny coconut octopus hiding/protecting in a borrowed shell. by Dragos Dumitrescu
Tiny coconut octopus hiding/protecting in a borrowed shell.
"Hidden Toad" part of my Underwater Surrealism series
Ancylomenes luteomaculatus
Commensal shrimp with anemones. Photographed in moderate current as the shrimp flowed with it.
Anemonefish in bubble coral
Humpback breaching by Uwe Schmolke
Humpback breaching
Blue moods

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Landlocked Seas/Lakes Mexico
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Modern Dinosaur by Tony Cherbas
Modern Dinosaur
Chilean mussel blenny (Hypsoblennius sordidus), at Papudo... by Thomas Heran
Chilean mussel blenny (Hypsoblennius sordidus), at Papudo beach, Chile
Lemon shark and lemon pilot fish/ A pregnant lemon shark surrounded by colorful yellow pilot fish cruises around during a shark dive in Fiji

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Koro Sea Fiji
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Makaha Caverns Honu by Stuart Ganz
Makaha Caverns Honu
Majesty. Classic pose with no crop and almost no scatter.. the eggs were in rafts and some areas were crystal blue.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Mexico
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Sharks like to use their mouths to feel things! Tiger Shark at Tiger Beach

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic (North American coastal) Bahamas
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"Light in the dark" - Bue Marino cave, Sardinia, Italy

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Anomone Fish,never stay still.Took me lot of time to get ... by Shah Aida
Anomone Fish,never stay still.Took me lot of time to get this photo and with.just 1 eye peeping.taken with Canon G16,Fantasea FG16 Housing and Inon 2 x Z240 Strobes
Ball. by Sergiy Glushchenko
Ball.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Humorous
date posted location: Ukraine
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Synchronized swimming by Sergiy Glushchenko
Synchronized swimming

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Ukraine
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Rainbow Trout on the river Test

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: United Kingdom
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SEA HORSE by Niky Šímová
SEA HORSE

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Croatia
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STEDFAST by Marko Perisic
STEDFAST

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: North Sea Netherlands
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Yellow Blenny with parassite

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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yellow blenny

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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a boy and a crab

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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