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'Are you looking at me?' Whip Coral Benny.
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Subal underwater housing, Canon 5D mk2, Canon 100mm macro, f18, 1/200, ISO200, Inon Z240 strobes, Subsee +5 diopter
By Terry Steeley
posted (6 days ago)
21 votes

Harp seal pup on the ice at dawn
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (6 days ago)
19 votes

Rowdy male humpbacks blast bubbles underwater, battling for the affection of the single female.
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Subal underwater housing, Canon 1Dx, Canon EF 8-15mm @ 15mm, f11, 1/250, ISO640, available light.
By Terry Steeley
posted (5 days ago)
15 votes

Yellow friend
By Raoul Caprez
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

The Big Bang
By Dmitry Starostenkov
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

Denise pygmy sea horse.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (3 days ago)
14 votes

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Isla Mujeres
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (3 days ago)
12 votes

Many kisses
By Raoul Caprez
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

Yellow Goby's backlit bottle home.
Canon 5Diii in Aquatica 
2* S&S 250pro
100mmL with Aquatica +10 wet diopter
By Wayne Jones
posted Yesterday
11 votes

Sweetlips facing you
By Uwe Schmolke
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes
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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!
14 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.
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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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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.
24 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!
19 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.
20 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.
14 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.
6 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
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.
16 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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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" :)
21 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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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
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Spot on focus, terrific colors and well lit. Perfect Nudibranch shot!
23 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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Temperate Waters

Red Lumpsucker

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Excellent POV! Good lighting showing the interesting texture on this Lumpsucker.
22 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!
14 Votes
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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
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful colors on this image...
17 Votes
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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.
23 Votes
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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.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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!
28 Votes
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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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Wide Angle - Divers

Say ah ! Tiger beach by Dave Baker
Say ah ! Tiger beach
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Crazy shot!! Really captures the action here.
16 Votes
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Macro - not swimming

Gobi on a seapen
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Captures nature in all its beauty and glory. I would hang this in my living room without hesitation.
39 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 26, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)

Meeting of the Lemons
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Yikes! Great "I am dinner" POV :)
10 Votes
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