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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Geoff Spiby

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child snorkelling next to a catamaran

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the "blue caves" at Maalhos Thila in Ari atoll, Maldives
lovely patterns formed by this featherduster worm
Indigo Bay, Bazaruto Island, Mozambique
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2008

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That fisheye makes this under/over
snorkeller hiding behind this school of fish
featherstar being hassled by a basketstar on a night dive in Raja Ampat
frogfish lurking in a sponge
school of tightly packed sweetlips
Nikon D-200 , 10.5mm lens with 2x converter with twin strobes on manual
Mikes Point, Raja Ampat
snorkeller and soft corals
the excitement of riding a wave shows on the face of this young boogieborder at Llandudno beach, Cape Town
close up of the eye of a blue spotted ray
the jetty at Big Brother Island, Red sea

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There's always room for an under/over in the hotshots
a Coral nudibranch (Phyllodesmium horridus) looking very snug and engorged on the soft coral around it-you can see the purple colour within the cerata
a different view of a lurking lizzardfish
a clean day in False Bay, Cape Town
a diver on the wall at Big Brother with the lighthouse behind
Nikon D-200, 10.5mm lens and Sea & Sea YS-350 strobe
the power of the sea-during a winter storm in False bay, Cape town
blue ribbon eel
a crystal clear day in the Maldives
in the kelp forest
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2008

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Looking down rarely works underwater, looking up has here, especially with the offset disappearing point. Not many u/w photographers spot or know how to pull off simple subjects so well done Geoff
a beautiful feather star on a night dive
the beautiful soft corals on the shear walls of the Brothers Islands, Red Sea
a diver entering a clourful "coral cathedral" off the coast of Cape Town

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Now you swam around until you found a pink grotto that matched your model's mask and mouthpiece didn't you Geoff?
clownfish and anemone on the wreck of the Numidia. Big Brother
a battle scarred Dugong grazing sea grass
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