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Pulau Pura, Pantar Strait
By Lars Oliver Michaelis
posted (5 days ago)
16 votes

Curious Flathead Lembeh Straits
By John Parker
posted (4 days ago)
16 votes

seahorse mating
By Jinggong Zhang
posted (4 days ago)
15 votes

Two sheeps
By Doris Vierkötter
posted (5 days ago)
13 votes

Black passengers traveling in the Universe
By Michal Štros
posted (3 days ago)
12 votes

Wonderpus
By Masa Biru
posted (3 days ago)
12 votes

Little guy in Little Cayman
By John Loving
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

A short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus)under the Zeeland bridge. Double exposure, Oosterschelde, The Netherlands.
By Filip Staes
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

The original hard hat divers. Dippers walk on stream bottoms using their wings as hydrofoils to keep themselves 'weighted down'. They are able to pick aquatic invertebrates from under rocks etc...
By Pierre Mineau
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Sepiola atlantica, Lake Grevelingen,Zeeland, The Netherlands
By Filip Staes
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes
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23 Entries Found
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Fashion

A new challenge for me, working with model Natalia in one... by Nick Polanszky
A new challenge for me, working with model Natalia in one of the rooftop pools of Playa Del Carmen
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful colorful shot.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Mexico
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Mexico
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swimmingpool by Massimo Giorgetta
swimmingpool
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning surreal photo! Very well executed.
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 8, 2018
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Italy
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Italy
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paint of maternity
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Magnificent and surreal.
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 8, 2018
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: France
date posted Book a Dive Trip to France
view portfolio more shots by Alison Bounce
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Macro - Close-Up

Fireworks
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Editor's Comment
beautiful colors and composition
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 8, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
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Black Mirror
shoot@Yakushima Japan
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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the reflection is incredible, nicely positioned and the lightning is perfect
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Pacific Japan
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Japan
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"Evening Romance"
Two hamlets in a spawning clutch on Grand Cayman.
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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wonderful behavioral shot
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
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Spectre
Snooted super klipfish in False Bay
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Amazing use of creative lighting on this one!
14 Votes
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Bubble Gum
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Great colors!
21 Votes
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He's behind you! by Henley Spiers
He's behind you!
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Amazing capture! It takes a moment until you realize what's in the background :)
9 Votes
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Macro - Super macro

Crustacea: Amphipoda. Size of this tiny creature is approx. 0.5 cm.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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There's only one photographer who can shoot a creature this small and still focus spot on the eyes! Great job Iyad!
18 Votes
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A Closer Look
super macro of a Gasflame nudibranch
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wonderful composition and colors!
21 Votes
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Portrait of a skeleton shrimp by Alvin Cheung
Portrait of a skeleton shrimp
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Incredible close up of such a peculiar critter!
20 Votes
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One of the hardest for me to get - this image of an isopod!
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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So hard to get this photo well lit and in focus! Bravo!
7 Votes
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Wide Angle - Marine Life

"Chomp"
The privilege i had to witness this bait ball action right up and until the end was absolutely insane and will never be erased from the minds eye.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Incredible action shot
23 Votes
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Bumphead Parrotfish by Caner Candemir
Bumphead Parrotfish
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Great photo of an awesome subject!
22 Votes
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Wide Angle - Wrecks

It is from the german lake kreidesee
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love the lightning and composition
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Germany
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Germany
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Macro - swimming

C O N N E C T E D
Cuttlefish by Ton Ghela
C O N N E C T E D
Cuttlefish
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Interesting behavioral shot
9 Votes
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B L A Z I N G
Squid
(Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful use of light!
22 Votes
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Argonauta sp.
Paper Nautilus during blackwater dive Anilao
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love that reflection! Excellent shot.
27 Votes
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Macro - not swimming

"Chiaroscuro" - I photographed this arrow crab using one strobe to give strong shadows and light. The title is a reference to the Italian word for this kind of lighting, found in Renaissance paintings.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Magnificent lighting and spot on focus.
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 3, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
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Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)

Capturing an over under is difficult with a heavy housed camera, so I balanced the housing on my head to get this shot. Call me crazy. It was only way to do it.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Splits shots are difficult! Great job capturing the moment here.
13 Votes
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterio... by Nick Polanszky
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - Freediver @salty_stamps rising from the depths of Cenote Chikin-Ha
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Excellent vertical symmetry here!
12 Votes
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Underwater's star
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Great dynamic split shot!
5 Votes
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