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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Tanya Houppermans (3)

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The Night Watch
A great hammerhead at night near Bimini, Bahamas
By Tanya Houppermans
posted Thursday, February 19, 2015
32 votes

'A Light Embrace' - A lemon shark glides through the late-afternoon sunlight off the coast of Grand Bahama
By Tanya Houppermans
posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
30 votes

'The Magic Hour' - This image of a Caribbean reef shark was taken just before sunset. With the sun low to the horizon, and the sea calm, the water acts like a prism, separating white light into its individual colors.
By Tanya Houppermans
posted Friday, March 3, 2017
29 votes

'Portrait of a Hammerhead at Sunset' - A great hammerhead shark at dusk at Tiger Beach, Bahamas
By Tanya Houppermans
posted Monday, February 20, 2017
28 votes

'Girl Power' - A beautiful and powerful female tiger shark at Tiger Beach, Bahamas
By Tanya Houppermans
posted Monday, March 13, 2017
28 votes

'Flyby' - A blacktip shark passes by with a group of remoras trailing along at Aliwal Shoals, South Africa
By Tanya Houppermans
posted Sunday, July 2, 2017
28 votes

'Whiskers'- A Steller sea lion comes in for a closer look off the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
By Tanya Houppermans
posted Monday, April 11, 2016
26 votes

'Center of the Universe' - A sand tiger shark is surrounded by bait fish inside of the wreck of the Aeolus off the coast of North Carolina
By Tanya Houppermans
posted Tuesday, October 11, 2016
26 votes

'Life In The Big City' - The wreck of the U352 off the coast of North Carolina is reminiscent of a bustling city, with all of the residents busily going about their daily routines
By Tanya Houppermans
posted Monday, October 10, 2016
25 votes

'Lemon Friends' - Two lemon sharks at the surface of the water at Tiger Beach, Bahamas
By Tanya Houppermans
posted Thursday, March 16, 2017
25 votes
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'Well, Hi!' - A Steller sea lion stops by for a quick hello off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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Sea Lion Smooch - A Steller sea lion in the waters off of Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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Peering Into Another World - A Steller sea lion swims by off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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'Nosy'- I've never been around an animal underwater who's as interactive as the Steller sea lions in British Columbia. They truly are the puppies of the sea!
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'Little Munchie' - Steller sea lions are the puppies of the sea. They're super cute, and they'll nibble on anything, including a diver!
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'Whiskers'- A Steller sea lion comes in for a closer look off the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
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Stunning closeup of this cute sea lion! Perfect focus on the eyes which is not easy to obtain and great lighting.
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Three's Company
A lemon shark, tiger shark, and Caribbean reef shark at Tiger Beach, Bahamas.
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Home Sweet Home
A spotted moray has made a home for itself on the wreck of the United Caribbean off the coast of Boca Raton, Florida.
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Sun and Moon
A moon jelly in the waters off of Key West, Florida
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Not A Mermaid
It's hard to believe that sailors actually used to mistake manatees for mermaids!
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Rough Around The Edges
A female sand tiger shark shows scars from mating. Taken off the coast of North Carolina.
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The Grey Lady
Tiger shark at Tiger Beach, Bahamas
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Better Than A Pot Of Gold
Lemon sharks and Caribbean reef sharks congregate on the surface of the water under a rainbow at Tiger Beach, Bahamas.
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Monochrome Manatee
A lone manatee in Crystal River, Florida
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Looking At The Bright Side
A manatee in Crystal River, Florida
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Joyous
A 'smiling' manatee in Crystal River, Florida
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Smile For The Camera!
A manatee in Crystal River, Florida
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Muppet
I love photographing these little blennies! Their face reminds me of a muppet.
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Blowing Bubbles
A manatee surfaces for a breath in Crystal River, Florida.
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Celestial
A moon jelly in the waters off of Key West, Florida.
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Funny Face
A blenny in the reefs off the coast of Clearwater, Florida.
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015
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Gaining Independence
A manatee calf surfaces for a breath. I witnessed this calf both nursing and eating sea grass. He will soon be weaned from his mother, who is seen in the lower right hand side of the image.
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Apparition
A bottlenose dolphin makes a surprise visit as we were looking for manatees in Crystal River, Florida.
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Whatcha Doing?
A very curious 2-month old baby manatee was fascinated by my camera. It came over several times to gently nudge the dome port.
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Baby Of Mine
A 2-month old baby manatee swims close to its mother's tail in Crystal River, Florida.
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Emerald Eyes
A small blenny in the waters off of Clearwater, Florida
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An Unexpected Encounter
While I was looking for manatees to photograph in Crystal River, FL, a bottlenose dolphin unexpectedly came over to say hello.
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