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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Cal Mero

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We drove 14 hours straight to find the leafy sea dragon. It was worth every minute of the drive. They really are the most incredible fish.  Watching them move so peacefully throughout their habitat is something I'll always remember.
By Cal Mero
posted Thursday, July 3, 2008
60 votes

One of my most memorable marine life encounters. A baby seal basking in the morning sun

Olympus sp-350
By Cal Mero
posted Sunday, July 20, 2008
47 votes

A blenny poking out of a hole in a temperate hard coral.

Photographed in the cold waters of Victoria, Australia

Nikon d80, 60mm, 2 X ds 51 strobes
By Cal Mero
posted Wednesday, September 17, 2008
47 votes

A baby seal asleep on on a rocky shoreline. From the temperate waters of Victoria, Australia.
By Cal Mero
posted Saturday, September 27, 2008
43 votes

Mating dumpling squid. A very unusual find that was spectacular to watch.

Nikon d80, 60mm, ds 51 strobes
By Cal Mero
posted Friday, July 4, 2008
42 votes

Rare mating dumpling squid photographed in the cold waters of Victoria, Australia.

Nikon D80, 60mm, 1 X Ikelite ds 51, 1 X Inon D2000
By Cal Mero
posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008
42 votes

Rare mating dumpling squid. 

A big thanks to Brian Mayes for helping me learn about colour profiles and the web :)

From the cold waters of Victoria, Australia.

Nikon d80, 1 inon d2000, 1 ikelite ds 51, nikon 60mm
By Cal Mero
posted Saturday, August 9, 2008
42 votes

A southern Australian dumpling squid in mid water.  Photographed in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia.  Nikon D80, 60mm macro, ds 51 strobe.
By Cal Mero
posted Tuesday, June 3, 2008
39 votes

This temperate goby has the most brilliant eyes when lit up by strobes.  From the cold waters of Victoria , Australia
By Cal Mero
posted Friday, May 2, 2008
37 votes

Kelp forests capture my imagination far more then any reef. Theres something mysterious and magical about them. I had this shot in my minds eye for a while and was just lucky the conditions allowed me to pull it off. Nikon d80, 18-55mm, natural light
By Cal Mero
posted Monday, May 26, 2008
34 votes
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Model - Mike Larson by Cal Mero
Model - Mike Larson
votes: 13
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: United Kingdom
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Model - Francis alexander by Cal Mero
Model - Francis alexander
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votes: 7
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2009
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: United Kingdom
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Model - Francis Alexander by Cal Mero
Model - Francis Alexander
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votes: 14
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date posted posted: Monday, June 1, 2009
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: United Kingdom
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Model - Annika Uggla

Single strobe behind the models head by Cal Mero
Model - Annika Uggla
Single strobe behind the models head
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kinda different!
votes: 16
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date posted posted: Saturday, May 30, 2009
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: United Kingdom
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model - Annika Uggla by Cal Mero
model - Annika Uggla
votes: 17
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date posted posted: Friday, May 29, 2009
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: United Kingdom
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model - Francis Alexander by Cal Mero
model - Francis Alexander
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votes: 13
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date posted posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Australia
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"positive self esteem"

Model - Annika Uggla by Cal Mero
"positive self esteem"
Model - Annika Uggla
shortlistedShortlisted!
votes: 32
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date posted posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Australia
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Cane toad from Tropical Queensland, Australia by Cal Mero
Cane toad from Tropical Queensland, Australia
votes: 31
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date posted posted: Monday, May 25, 2009
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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model - Annika Uggla by Cal Mero
model - Annika Uggla
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votes: 18
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model - Francis Alexander by Cal Mero
model - Francis Alexander
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Cal's entered some model shots this month. This is my favorite
votes: 27
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date posted posted: Friday, May 22, 2009
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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A temperate shrimp attempts to clean a burnt cigarette butt by Cal Mero
A temperate shrimp attempts to clean a burnt cigarette butt
votes: 19
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Skunk clown fish. Single strobe far to the left for shado... by Cal Mero
Skunk clown fish. Single strobe far to the left for shadows and highlights.
60mm , nikon d80, 1 x ds51
votes: 12
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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I swam over to see what a fisherman had caught and got th... by Cal Mero
I swam over to see what a fisherman had caught and got the fright of my life when this 2m reef shark charged at me.
nikon d80, 55mm, 2 x ds 51
votes: 23
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date posted posted: Monday, November 24, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Defensive squid.

nikon d80, 2 x ds 51 strobes, 60mm by Cal Mero
Defensive squid.
nikon d80, 2 x ds 51 strobes, 60mm
votes: 27
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 23, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Squid side by side in a defensive posture. Photographed d... by Cal Mero
Squid side by side in a defensive posture. Photographed during the annual coral spawning on the great barrier reef, Lizard Island.
Nikon d80, ds 51 x 2, 60mm. f22, 1/90th, iso 100
votes: 18
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date posted posted: Friday, November 21, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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A newly settled damselfish hides amongst the branches of ... by Cal Mero
A newly settled damselfish hides amongst the branches of a soft coral.
nikon d80, 2 x ds51 strobes, 60mm
votes: 14
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 16, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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A small goby resting amongst the mantle of a giant clam. ... by Cal Mero
A small goby resting amongst the mantle of a giant clam.
Nikon d80, 60mm, 2 x ds 51 strobes. Taken whilst free diving
votes: 16
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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A goby resting on a the mantle of a giant clam. by Cal Mero
A goby resting on a the mantle of a giant clam.
votes: 14
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date posted posted: Friday, November 14, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Hard corals located on the outer great barrier reef.

N... by Cal Mero
Hard corals located on the outer great barrier reef.
Nikon d80, ds 51 strobes and 10-17mm
votes: 17
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 13, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Free diver and reef shark.

Nikon d80, 2 x ds 51 strobe... by Cal Mero
Free diver and reef shark.
Nikon d80, 2 x ds 51 strobes and an 18-55mm lens
votes: 21
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Mangroves located off Lizard Island on the great barrier ... by Cal Mero
Mangroves located off Lizard Island on the great barrier reef.
Nikon d80, 10-17mm, 2 x ds 51 strobes.
votes: 17
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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A giant potato cod spotted off the reef edge near lizard ... by Cal Mero
A giant potato cod spotted off the reef edge near lizard Island, Australia.
Nikon d80, 18-5mm, 2 x ds 51
votes: 19
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 9, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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A close focus wide angle shot of clownfish.  Taken with a... by Cal Mero
A close focus wide angle shot of clownfish. Taken with a tokina 10-17mm , nikon d80 and 2 x ds 51 strobes.
votes: 4
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Show casing a freshwater vista in a small creek

Nikon ... by Cal Mero
Show casing a freshwater vista in a small creek
Nikon d80, ds 51 x 2, 10-17mm tokina.
votes: 14
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date posted posted: Monday, October 20, 2008
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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I lugged my rig on a hike up to a creek in tropical Queen... by Cal Mero
I lugged my rig on a hike up to a creek in tropical Queensland. During this shoot I was quite paranoid as I was in crocodile territory.
Nikon d80, 10-17mm, ds 51 x 2
votes: 19
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Australia
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Shooting aquatic plant life from below.  2 feet of water ... by Cal Mero
Shooting aquatic plant life from below. 2 feet of water in the muddy ross river, northern QLD, Australia.
nikon d80, tokina 10-17mm, 2 x ds 51
votes: 11
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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A close focus wide angle shot of aquatic plant life.  

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A close focus wide angle shot of aquatic plant life.
Photographed in the muddy Ross River, Townsville.
Nikon d80, tokina 10-17mm, 2 x ds 51 strobes
votes: 18
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Australia
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