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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Australia (3)

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I stacked two wet lenses to make this portrait of pygmy pipe-horse fish
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (This month)
16 votes

Close up of Scorpion Fish taken off Rotnest island. Fish sheltering from heavy swell and surge
By Ally Smith
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

Is this my best side?? the pajama squid took advantage of my lights to hunt mid water
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (last week)
9 votes

The Daily pygmy... this time I had to wait over 50min in the surge before that she got brave enough to get out of the weed...
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (This month)
8 votes

nudibranch at night
By Mark Reilly
posted (last week)
8 votes


By Mark Gray
posted (last week)
8 votes

A chance encounter with the rare Rough Toothed Dolphin while photographing Humpbacks in Tonga.
By Jessie Cripps
posted (last week)
8 votes

Monster... the little squid was using my lights to hunt mid-water. I really enjoyed it
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (last week)
8 votes

Courting couple (Sydney's pygmy pipe-horse fish)
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (6 days ago)
8 votes

Photograph of a jellyfish caught in a shaft of sunlight and providing shelter to three tiny puffer fish
By Ally Smith
posted (last week)
7 votes
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Black-scatter-anglerfish take III easy to create these im... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Black-scatter-anglerfish take III easy to create these images when non expert divers kick the hi-reflective sand all around... the white point is simply selected on the sand in the curve tool...
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date posted posted: Monday, May 9, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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A picture of my fins the first time I put them in the Gre... by Tiffanie Pucillo
A picture of my fins the first time I put them in the Great Barrier Reef. I'd been planning the dive for years and was excited to finally be there. The water was bluer and clearer than I expected. Shot with my Canon 60D in an Ikelite housing.
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date posted posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Whites Seahorse Pipeline Nelson Bay by Debra Cahill
Whites Seahorse Pipeline Nelson Bay
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date posted posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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Short-Tailed Ceratosoma Little Beach Port Stevens by Debra Cahill
Short-Tailed Ceratosoma Little Beach Port Stevens
2 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, April 29, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Australia
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Turned B&W to increase the contrast of this ugly fish by Gaetano Gargiulo
Turned B&W to increase the contrast of this ugly fish
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Convict Goby
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Australia
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Glaucus Atlanticus by Kris O'keeffe
Glaucus Atlanticus
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Australia
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Ahwww so cute. it tried to swallow me...but only once!!! ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Ahwww so cute. it tried to swallow me...but only once!!! 1.2cm and growing
3 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 24, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Soo cute... it tried to kill me, but it's OK only once :D by Gaetano Gargiulo
Soo cute... it tried to kill me, but it's OK only once :D
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Blue... the blue hue is almost natural, just enhanced a b... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Blue... the blue hue is almost natural, just enhanced a bit with the curve tool
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I want to fly away from here... by Gaetano Gargiulo
I want to fly away from here...
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Sydney's Pygmy Pipehorse Bare Island La Perouse NSW by Debra Cahill
Sydney's Pygmy Pipehorse Bare Island La Perouse NSW
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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Just a pineapple :D they are so skittish I attempted this... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Just a pineapple :D they are so skittish I attempted this shot many time with a wideangle. Tokina 10-17 @17
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Love is: Holding tail, no matter what... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Love is: Holding tail, no matter what...
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Schooling Old Wives Wool Bay Jetty South Australia by Debra Cahill
Schooling Old Wives Wool Bay Jetty South Australia
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 7, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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Sea Lion Port Lincoln South Australia by Debra Cahill
Sea Lion Port Lincoln South Australia
4 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 2, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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Is this my best side?? This guy was so still that anemone... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Is this my best side?? This guy was so still that anemones started to use it as support (look close on its lips)
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, April 1, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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White sea-horse and I mean it :D by Gaetano Gargiulo
White sea-horse and I mean it :D
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6 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Striped Anglerfish Clifton Gardens New South Wales by Debra Cahill
Striped Anglerfish Clifton Gardens New South Wales
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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They rarely swim... but when they do they are awesome... ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
They rarely swim... but when they do they are awesome...
This fellow simply could not stands the noise of regs and swam away from divers as soon they they approach. it swims back and forth between 2 nearby pylons so I took this shot
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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White's Seahorse Clifton Gardens New South Wales by Debra Cahill
White's Seahorse Clifton Gardens New South Wales
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date posted posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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Whaat? they said that ghosts cannot reflect in mirrors...... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Whaat? they said that ghosts cannot reflect in mirrors... (in reality what looks alike water surface is the high reflecting sand in Chowder bay and they are a pair...)
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Now I know why they are called white sea-horses... they g... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Now I know why they are called white sea-horses... they glow white :D
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Blue Swimming Crab Pt Hughes Jetty South Australia by Debra Cahill
Blue Swimming Crab Pt Hughes Jetty South Australia
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Ceratosoma Brevicaudatum Pt Hughes Jetty South Australia by Debra Cahill
Ceratosoma Brevicaudatum Pt Hughes Jetty South Australia
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date posted posted: Monday, March 21, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Australia
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... and then she looked at me with big brown eyes and sai... by Gaetano Gargiulo
... and then she looked at me with big brown eyes and said: "you ain't seen nothing yet..." :D
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date posted posted: Monday, March 21, 2016
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