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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Debbie Wallace

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Diving off the coast of Jupiter, FL we were diving with a group of lemon sharks who followed us to the surface. The seas were flat calm so decided to do some split shots of the sharks and boat.
I was photographing a VERY large school of barracudas when I panned to the left to see a female whale shark entering the school....was magical
A very large female hammerhead shark comes straight up to me allowing me to wait for just the right moment to capture this image.
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This large female tiger shark came close enough to my dome port that she deployed her nictitating membrane at Tiger Beach, Bahamas
While at Tiger Beach, Bahamas, I happened to capture this lovely female tiger shark in the backdrop of a beautiful sun ball...
I found this beautiful host anemone with a very cooperative anemone fish in the last few minutes of a dive in Lembeh.
This large female tiger shark was approaching me and started to deploy the nictitating membrane since she was so close to my dome port. I was lucky enough to capture her with the sun ball behind her.
I captured this lovely female sand tiger shark effortlessly gliding in front of me amid the controlled chaos of a not-yet-formed bait ball.
I encountered this large school of spade fish while ascending from the wreck of the CaribSea in North Carolina and were quite tolerant of my presence.
I captured a female sand tiger shark in a not-so-closely formed bait ball as she effortlessly glided through the mass.
I was fortunate enough to capture this lovely great white shark as she was gliding by basking in the sunbeams...
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I happened to catch this diver and lone silky shark with the backdrop of the sunball at just the right time.
Usually sandbar sharks are extremely elusive as they are shy, however, on this particular dive, the sandbars were coming in HOT! This female came right up on my dome along with her entourage.
This large female tiger shark was coming right up to my dome port in this image and I was fortunate enough to capture her with a beautiful sun ball in the background.
This beautiful female tiger shark is pretty much a celebrity at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. She loves the paparazzi and our dome ports!
While at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas, we generally keep all our attention on the tiger, hammerhead and bull sharks. This poor grouper kept coming up as if to say "I need some love too!!"
This "tiger mug" shot was taken at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. She is a gorgeous large female that is quite curious with cameras and loves to see her reflection in my dome port!
This toothy American alligator was very tolerant of me and my camera, allowing me to get quite close to obtain this shot in the Florida Everglades.
This very large female tiger shark is a resident of Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. She is QUITE the diva!
This is a well-known female great Atlantic hammerhead shark in Tiger Beach and is nicknamed "Patches" (aka Scylla.) I happened to catch her swimming directly overhead in a glorious sun ball.
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"My BEST side!!" This gorgeous female sand tiger shark came within a few feet of me then instantly veered off to her right; I think she was making sure I captured her "best" side!
"Out of the pack" - I really had this image or something very similar to it in my mind during this particular dive with the sand tiger sharks, when I turned my head to see it in actuality!! Lucky me!!
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2017
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Wonderful wide angle shot with great lighting and composition
This is a lovely female sand tiger shark inside the biggest bait ball I've ever seen!! The ball was so thick that it was like night inside!! I came face to face with one of these beauties, so was lucky enough to capture this image.
"Schools of schools" - this is a beautiful female sand tiger shark and her bait fish entourage approaching the HUGE bait ball.
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