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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Richard Smith

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This xeno crab was on a whip coral at only 11m depth (they are usually 30m+).
I'm glad we don't have shrimp wandering around our lungs
The reefs of southern komodo are amazingly vibrant and diverse
Huge imperial shrimp living on a Spanish Dancer nudibranch
Pygmy seahorse with stretch marks! Hippocampus denise minutes after giving birth
Pair of gobies laying their eggs on a whip coral
'Kissing' Hippocampus denise
Lacy Scorpionfish (Rhinopias aphanes) sitting prominently on the reef mimicking a feather star to ambush prey
House mates. A porcelain crab and anemonefish shack up.
Juvenile Batavia Batfish. Not as striking as the juvenile pinnate but I love the out of proportion fins and unusual swimming motions
Out of the ordinary shot of a seastar.
Displaying Wunderpus.
I had seen these two yellow blue ribbon eels in separate holes for a few days then one morning they had suddenly become all cosy!
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a cracking twosome Richard
Nudibranch (Flabellina rubrolineolata) swaying in the current
Paddle-flap scorpionfish (Rhinopias eschmeyeri) mid yawn!
Couple of Nudibranchs (Risbecia tryoni) with a pair of Imperial shrimp hitching a ride.
Pair of Twin Spot/Crab eye Gobies clearing out their hole and showing off their fake eye spots on the dorsal fins.
My first Rhinopias, Lacy Scorpionfish. One of the most amazing things I've seen underwater, so ornate.
It's the year of threequels - Spiderman 3, Shrek 3 and Pirates 3 - now there's Nemo 3!

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We get loads of clownfish shots and few are worth a comment - this one is Richard
Red Sea Torpedo ray heading straight for me! Luckily he changed path and didn't zap me!
Picturesque Dragonet, the rare cousin of the well known Mandarin fish.
Some fish are just show offs!
Just passing through.
Children swimming down from their canoes with homemade coconut goggles

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You don't see people's expressions much underwater so this shot is even more refreshing
Huge male Marine Iguana sunning himself on rocks in the Galapagos
Bigeye Trevally school outside a large cave with Giant Trevally and Divers.
Sipadan Island from South Point.
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