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Glass Houses... prisoner or happy homeowner?
By Steven Miller
posted (6 days ago)
15 votes

duck face
By Tracey Jennings
posted (2 days ago)
15 votes

Bad Hair day.. heavy current in the shallows
By Steven Miller
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Get over it ... !

Grey Seal (pup) - Halichoerus grypus

Horsey, Norfolk, England
By Stefan Follows
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

Cratena peregrina
Body check is OK.
By Cumhur Gedikoglu
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Seahorse posing for my bugeye (cropped to DX)
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Affirmative

Peacock Mantis Shrimp - Odontodactylus scyllarusi

Bali, Indonisia
By Stefan Follows
posted (2 days ago)
11 votes

Pleurosicya boldinghi - Ghost Goby on Sea Pen
By Wayne Jones
posted (6 days ago)
10 votes

Leopard Crinoid Shrimp
By Aleksandr Marinicev
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes

Hermodice carunculata
Bubble Catcher fire worm
By Cumhur Gedikoglu
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes
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Fashion

Moonlight Ballet

(night underwater photo shooting in s... by Lucie Drlikova
Moonlight Ballet
(night underwater photo shooting in swimming pool)
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2015
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2015 awards final round judging

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One of the best fashion shots I've seen!
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: United States
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Sharks

Neighborhood Watch
Two Caribbean reef sharks watch over a reef at Tiger Beach, Bahamas.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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!
20 Votes
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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.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2015
Third place Monthly HotShots
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Perfect framing and dramatic lighting, as well as an excellent expression on the shark! Awesome photo.
18 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.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Very cool shot!
12 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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"Shout" - One of my personal favourites wink
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2015
Second place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2015 awards final round judging

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The lighting here is incredible! Paired with an excellent pose, this shot is a well deserved winner.
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Zapata (aka Bruce) sings for his supper during a shark feed on Guadeloupe Island.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Glorious capture! Brings out the majestic nature of the giant beast, yet you can still notice the almost innocent eyes...
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
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Outta My Way!
Whitetip reef sharks at night busily searching for food at Cocos Island, Costa Rica
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome shark party! Well lit scene.
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Costa Rica
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Few encounters are more rewarding than shooting sunset splits with a wonderfully co-operative lemon shark.
— Subal underwater housing, Canon 1Dx, Canon EF8-15mm fisheye @ 15mm, f11, 1/160, ISO320, 2x Inon Z240 strobes
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2015
Winner Monthly HotShots
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Perfect split shot - ideal exposure on both top and bottom sides, with an excellent capture of the shark posing to the camera. Great shot!
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 16, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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"The Moment"
An overhead fly by of a Hammer Head being cleaned in the Cocos.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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What a beauty! Great capture of this majestic moment!
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Cocos Islands
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Macro - Close-Up

Ready and willing father to be! Banded Jawfish at Blue Heron Bridge FL USA.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fabulous closeup! Tack sharp focus.
28 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
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fantastic composition, capture and lighting!
26 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
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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.
21 Votes
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A little nervous by Salvatore Ianniello
A little nervous
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Amazing color and POV!
35 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
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2015
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
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Outstanding macro shot!
28 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
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome subject, great super macro! A face only a mother can love...
24 Votes
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Clearfin Lizardfish (Synodus dermatogenys) predating on J... by Luke Gordon
Clearfin Lizardfish (Synodus dermatogenys) predating on Juvenile Acanthuridae, right moment, right time
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2015
Winner Monthly HotShots
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Right moment, right time, right capture! Perfect fit! One of the best captures I've seen this month.
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 2, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Pygmy cuttlefish flashing its tentacles
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent capture
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Pipefish Colours
Red Sea
Nikon D800
105mm VR
Nauticam
SSDSY1's
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Colors and sharpness are breathtaking!
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Egypt
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Jaws
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Amazing close-up! The detail on the almost-hatched eggs is stunning.
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Saint Lucia
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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.
17 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.
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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
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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.
23 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
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2015
Second place Monthly HotShots
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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!
36 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.
13 Votes
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Inquisitive Grey Seal, UK Farne Islands
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Dramatic close-up! Lighting brings out the best of the subject here. Very cool action shot!
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: United Kingdom
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Hippocampus guttulatus #3 by Mathieu Foulquié
Hippocampus guttulatus #3
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2015
Second place Monthly HotShots
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Such an impressive angle, the Sea Horse almost looks like a statue! I love the contrast on this shot.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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