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Belugas in the wild where they should be! Hudson Bay, Churchill, Canada
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (6 days ago)
28 votes

Manta magic / Manta rays off the coast of Isla Mujeres perform a striking show. Canon 5DMIII, Nauticam housing, Canon 8-15mm fisheye @15mm, Zen 230 dome port
By Theresa Guise
posted (6 days ago)
24 votes

Dusky shark bursting through bait ball during the annual Sardine Run of the Wild Coast of the Transkei, South Africa.
By Allen Walker
posted (6 days ago)
20 votes

Hold On
Frog Fish posing for the shot - Muck diving Dumaguete with Oly OMD-EM1 with 60mm Macro and +5 diopter.
By Robin Bateman
posted (6 days ago)
19 votes

Smile for the camera / An unusual hammerhead with pigmented belly smiles in front of the camera. Canon 5DMIII, canon 8-15mm fisheye lens @15mm, Nauticam housing, Inon Z240 strobes x2, Zen 230 dome.  iso 200, 1/250, f11
By Theresa Guise
posted (6 days ago)
19 votes

seal posing on lundy island u.k ..
By Mark Hedges
posted (5 days ago)
18 votes

Elysia ornata
By Dennis Chen
posted (6 days ago)
15 votes


By Allen Walker
posted (4 days ago)
15 votes

Jung eagle ray
By Olivier Notz
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Silvertip sharks of Fiji / Fiji is home to a diverse shark population. We were lucky to observe nine species during one day of diving. Pictured here are the nimble and quick silvertip sharks, so named for the silver edges on their fin tips.
By Theresa Guise
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes
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Sharks

Neighborhood Watch
Two Caribbean reef sharks watch over a reef at Tiger Beach, Bahamas.
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Very nice capture of the two sharks! Well composed and well lit.
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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Twisting and Turning Hammer
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Gotta love those hammerheads. Nice job noticing the shadow and including it in the frame. Great angle and composition. Well done!
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Bahamas
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Cathedral is a favourite spot for the Raggies of Aliwal Shoal to hang out, these ladies have been here way to long and I suspect they may not be leaving till the next season passes.
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Perfect framing and dramatic lighting, as well as an excellent expression on the shark! Awesome photo.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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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!
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, May 7, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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Macro - Close-Up

Ready and willing father to be! Banded Jawfish at Blue Heron Bridge FL USA.
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Fabulous closeup! Tack sharp focus.
26 Votes
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H I D I N G
Yellow hairy goby (Paragobiodon xanthosoma)
... by Irwin Ang
H I D I N G
Yellow hairy goby (Paragobiodon xanthosoma)
Anilao, Philippines. August 2014
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Fantastic composition, capture and lighting!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Red Clingfish Acyrtus rubiginosus... with eggs!
D800 with 105mm +10 subsee diopter
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Beautiful sneak peak at this little Clingfish's little world. You can almost sense his love and worry for the little eggs.
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A little nervous by Salvatore Ianniello
A little nervous
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Amazing color and POV!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Tiger Pipefish, Chowder Bay by Doug Anderson
Tiger Pipefish, Chowder Bay
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Outstanding macro shot!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, May 9, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Juvenile scorpionfish
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Awesome subject, great super macro! A face only a mother can love...
22 Votes
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Wide Angle - Close Focus

"The Beehive"
A sponge hangs out from a steep wall as divers pass overhead. If you look closely, you can see an arrow crab peeking out over the edge of the sponge.
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That's a great shot. Nice work on the composition here. Underexposing the background was the key to this image.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 19, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Illumination" - There are lots of beautiful swim throughs in Cayman, but I wanted to photograph more than just blue light coming through the back. When I came upon this conch shell in one of the swim throughs, I saw the photo I'd been waiting for.

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Excellent use of spot lighting.
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Eagle Ray close up, Akumal Mexico by Alejandro Topete
Eagle Ray close up, Akumal Mexico
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Impressive shot! Eagle rays usually won't let you get this close but this one seems to like you. Nice and dramatic capture.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Mexico
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Contact solar by Salvatore Ianniello
Contact solar
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Very creative shot! Using the background and the sun to create an eclipse-like outer space feeling. That's just awesome!
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Nemo spotting as the sun starts to go down in Moalboal, Philippines
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So many elements in this perfectly lit shot. Marine life, diver and wreck in the background! Very well composed.
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Macro - Super macro

Good Hair Day!
Chirolophis nugator, Mosshead Warbonnet
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Perfect composition and exposure! I love the sharp focus on his "hair" :)
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 19, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Pacific United States
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So Orange
Unusually orange Pigmy Seahorse
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Perfect WB, perfect lighting, great composition, spot-on focus. Excellent work!
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
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'Arrow Eyes'
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Excellent shot of a fairly popular subject. Great use of rule of thirds, perfect spot-on focus and excellent framing.
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Macro - Nudibranchia

Nudi portrait by Pietro Cremone
Nudi portrait

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The sharpest Nudibranch antenna I've seen yet!
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
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Tricolore
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Spot on focus, terrific colors and well lit. Perfect Nudibranch shot!
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, February 6, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Nembrotha Kurbayana by Kf Leong
Nembrotha Kurbayana
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Soft and beautiful
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Temperate Waters

Red Lumpsucker

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Excellent POV! Good lighting showing the interesting texture on this Lumpsucker.
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Wide Angle - Marine Life

Trumpet fish at a wreck
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So colorful! Excellent shot!
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 8, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Atlantic (North American coastal) United States
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San Diego has a very small, roughly 60, population of Eas... by Ralph Pace
San Diego has a very small, roughly 60, population of Eastern Pacific green turtles, also known as Black turtles. There reason for calling San Diego home is a bit of a mystery but many believe they are escapees from a cannery for turtle meat that use
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Beautiful colors on this image...
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Under way
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Very well framed sun ball! Great timing here.
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date posted posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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A curious baby humpback swims by me on the way to get a breath. The escort male is just visible behind momma. Despite the protection of the adult whales, two orcas killed and ate the baby the day after this photo was taken.
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Magical shot showing the ocean's most majestic creatures and making us all jealous :) The ambient light here worked perfectly and the colors are deep and precise. Clear winner!
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date posted posted: Monday, February 9, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mexico
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bloom in b&w by Mathieu Foulquié
bloom in b&w
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Spectacular shot! Good choice with the Black and White conversion.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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