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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Tanya Houppermans (5)

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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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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Tanya Houppermans

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Shadow Sharks
There were so many sand tiger sharks around us while diving off of North Carolina a couple weeks ago, that they seemed to just come out of nowhere.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2015

Final RoundThrough to 2015 awards final round judging
22 Votes
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Steadfast
One of the amazing things about being among so many sand tiger sharks is that they were incredibly tolerant of our being close to them. They were in 'the zone,' and weren't going to be bothered by a few curious divers.
7 Votes
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'Turning The Corner'
A sand tiger shark on the wreck of the British Splendour, a tanker that was sunk off the coast of North Carolina in 1942 by a German U-Boat, the U-552.
16 Votes
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Nature's Choreography
Spade fish swirl around a group of sand tigers sharks above the wreck of the Caribsea off the coast of North Carolina.
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17 Votes
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All In Formation
No one really knows why the sand tiger sharks school like this, but it seems to happen around the July time frame off of North Carolina every year, especially around the wreck of the Caribsea.
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21 Votes
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Piercing the Sun
A sand tiger shark swims above the wreck of the Caribsea off the coast of North Carolina.
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24 Votes
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Taking Center Stage
A sand tiger shark swims amongst several species of baitfish near the wreck of the Caribsea off the coast of North Carolina.
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14 Votes
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Schooling Sand Tigers
Several dozen sand tiger sharks schooling around the wreck of the Caribsea off the coast of North Carolina
12 Votes
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Titan
A whale shark near Isla Mujeres, Mexico
18 Votes
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Seeing Spots
A whale shark near Isla Mujeres, Mexico
17 Votes
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Hey, Wait For Me!
Two manta rays near Isla Mujeres, Mexico
9 Votes
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Get Your Mantas In A Row
Three manta rays swim in a line near Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
11 Votes
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Genial Leviathan
A whale shark off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico
10 Votes
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Tanker Tour Guide
A sand tiger shark swims through the interior of the wreck of the tanker Papoose off the coast of North Carolina.
7 Votes
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Sunny Sand Tiger Silhouette
A sand tiger shark swims under the sun near the wreck of the USCGC Spar off the coast of North Carolina.
11 Votes
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Sand Tiger Swirl
Bait fish swirl around a sand tiger shark under the bow of the USCGC Spar off the coast of North Carolina
9 Votes
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Sentinel of the Spar
A sand tiger shark watches over the wreck of the USCGC Spar in the waters off North Carolina.
2 Votes
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Freefall
A diver descends to the wreck of the USCGC Spar off the coast of North Carolina.
5 Votes
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Bait Fish Blues
Bait fish surround a sand tiger shark in the gorgeous blue waters off the coast of North Carolina.
11 Votes
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Sand Tiger Smile
A sand tiger shark rests on the sea floor under the bow of the wreck USCGC Spar off the coast of North Carolina.
12 Votes
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Stripes Are Always in Style
A beautiful female tiger sharks shows off her stripes at Tiger Beach, Bahamas.
9 Votes
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Window to the Soul
A large female tiger shark makes eye contact, while another tiger shark swims nearby.
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Very cool shot!
12 Votes
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Golden Eye
A Caribbean Reef Shark swims past a reef at Tiger Beach, Bahamas.
7 Votes
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Alien Encounter
The Great Hammerhead shark is one of the oddest looking creatures in the animal kingdom.
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18 Votes
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Twilight Tiger
13 Votes
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I've Got Your Back
A tiger and nurse shark at Tiger Beach, Bahamas
11 Votes
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Ethereal
A graceful tiger shark appears to hover over the seafloor.
12 Votes
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