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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Australia (4)

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An over/under of a bluebottle (physalia physalis) I love how the pneumatophore (air bladder) of this bluebottle caught the light from my underwater strobe and lit up like a fluorescent tube!! Amazing!
By Matthew Smith
posted (last week)
36 votes

Crimson red Waratah Anemones at low tide in a rock pool during a misty halo sunrise, lit with snooted strobes. The bird in the sun halo was more luck than judgement!!
By Matthew Smith
posted (last week)
24 votes


By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (last week)
13 votes

Green Sea Turtle resting at Cook Island, Fingal Head, NSW, Australia.
By Blair Morgan
posted (This month)
12 votes


By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (This month)
9 votes

A school of bump head parrotfish..... Flynn Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
By Blair Morgan
posted (last week)
9 votes

A Sweetlip swimming out from the coral....
By Blair Morgan
posted (last week)
8 votes

Red Claw at Lake Eacham, depth 20m
By David Haintz
posted (This month)
7 votes

Bat Fish circling me while I was doing my safety stop above the exHMAS Brisbane wreck, Mooloolaba, Australia
By Blair Morgan
posted (This month)
6 votes

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2 generation of sea-horse in one shot... enjoy :-) by Gaetano Gargiulo
2 generation of sea-horse in one shot... enjoy :-)
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Seahorse and snail. Chowder Bay, Sydney Harbour
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28 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 27, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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OMG...my water just broke!!! by Gaetano Gargiulo
OMG...my water just broke!!!
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29 Votes
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Pteraeolidia ianthina w/- eggs, Bare Island
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32 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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almost too big for my 105micro by Gaetano Gargiulo
almost too big for my 105micro
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Southern pigmy squid (~7mm in length) I used a 105micro +... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Southern pigmy squid (~7mm in length) I used a 105micro + kenko 1.4x and a wet 10+ diopter to achieve the shot. my setup can achieve a magnification of ~6 times the life size
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 20, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Great shark. 
Picture was taken with a sony nex 5 and na... by Chloé Marechal
Great shark.
Picture was taken with a sony nex 5 and nauticam housing during an trip with Rodney fox shark expedition.
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 17, 2014
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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cornered by Gaetano Gargiulo
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25 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Pigmy wobbegong shark eye wide open... taken using a 105m... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Pigmy wobbegong shark eye wide open... taken using a 105micro+1.4x teleconverter and 2X macromate. it was a very tiny specimen
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"The golden beauty of the shark-net" by Gaetano Gargiulo
"The golden beauty of the shark-net"
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, January 12, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"pretty full mouth..." I guess that the waiting was almos... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"pretty full mouth..." I guess that the waiting was almost over for this happy dad...
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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creative experiment with a friendly weedy sea-draqon. Sho... by Gaetano Gargiulo
creative experiment with a friendly weedy sea-draqon. Shot during a population survey...
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 10, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Fiddler ray eye close-up by Gaetano Gargiulo
Fiddler ray eye close-up
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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A weedy seadragon. Endemic to the southern coastlines of Australia and truly beautiful to see and photograph.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 6, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Hippocampus by Theo Robotis
Hippocampus
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, January 5, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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Smooth Stingray, (One of the largest stingrays in the wor... by Christopher Jansen
Smooth Stingray, (One of the largest stingrays in the world) came flying over a reef. Only had time to get a few shots off before ducking out of the way.
Taken with a Canon 70D, Tokina 10-17mm and Inon strobes
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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Natural lighting in a pool with a black weighted back cloth.
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21 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 3, 2014
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Australia
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Peeling back the liquid layers... I wish I had gills
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 3, 2014
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Scuba diving on the HMAS Swan, Dunsborough, WA by Rachel Bartlett
Scuba diving on the HMAS Swan, Dunsborough, WA
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This shot is of my husband whilst we were snorkelling on ... by Rachel Bartlett
This shot is of my husband whilst we were snorkelling on Rottnest Island, Western Australia. I used a GoPro camera to take the shot.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2014
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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black and white sea horse. :) Happy new year! by Chloé Marechal
black and white sea horse. smile Happy new year!
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 30, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Beautiful colours to be seen on the posts of Portsea Pier, Victoria.
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 30, 2013
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Australia
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Clam Mantle Manipulated Great Barrier Reef at Osprey by Hunter Smith
Clam Mantle Manipulated Great Barrier Reef at Osprey
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The anatomy of a breaking wave. This image shows the vortices of energy released as a wave breaks. The vortices last a tiny fraction of a second before the whole wave collapses into a foam ball.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2013

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33 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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This was my partner Laurens first go at underwater modelling. We didn't really plan the pose I just asked her to swim in front of the camera and do something nice.... she did something beautiful! Shot in natural light and a black background.
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Australia
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Nudibranchs "courting" on a post under Portsea pier. Taken with Panasonic FT3 with Ikelite housing, natural lighting.
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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Freediving 10m deep using 5dmark1 with 17-40mm. Local res... by Ronald Brear
Freediving 10m deep using 5dmark1 with 17-40mm. Local resident grey nurse shark.
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 23, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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