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A jaw fish with hundred new life in its mouth. I spent 4 dives to search and wait this shoot.
By Chun Zhou
posted (5 days ago)
24 votes

Waterlilies,Turnhout, Belgium.
By Filip Staes
posted (6 days ago)
21 votes

The USS Kittiwake has been rolled into the reef by in Hurricane Nate and is now lying at an angle.
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (6 days ago)
20 votes

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Flabilina
By Ton Ghela
posted (6 days ago)
20 votes

Squid family, Veracruz México
By Alejandro Topete
posted (6 days ago)
20 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (5 days ago)
20 votes

BLUEDOT Seahare 8mm 
3P Romblon
By Abdul Rahman Jamaludin
posted (6 days ago)
19 votes

Walkman
By Beate Seiler
posted (6 days ago)
19 votes

Eagle Rey
By Plamena Mileva
posted (5 days ago)
19 votes

FINDING PARASITE
Yos Lembeh
By Manbd Uidive
posted (5 days ago)
18 votes
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A jaw fish with hundred new life in its mouth. I spent 4 dives to search and wait this shoot.

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56 Entries Found: Page 1  of  3
This category shows all images hand-picked by our editor as worthy of comment!

Fashion

Apesanteur by Jérome Mirande
Apesanteur
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Beautiful fashion shot with great contrasts
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
date posted Book a Dive Trip to France
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Sharks

Silhouettes by Lars Oliver Michaelis
Silhouettes
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wonderful job capturing the beauty and movement of these sharks
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Egypt
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'A Light Embrace' - A lemon shark glides through the late-afternoon sunlight off the coast of Grand Bahama
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Just a perfect shark shot
30 Votes
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Scarface
Whale Shark - Rhincodon typus
Sail Rock, Thailand
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

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Wonderful shot of a wonderful creature, love the angle and composition
27 Votes
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"Out of the pack" - I really had this image or something very similar to it in my mind during this particular dive with the sand tiger sharks, when I turned my head to see it in actuality!! Lucky me!!
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Wonderful wide angle shot with great lighting and composition
26 Votes
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Wobbegong with a Porcupine Puffer lodged in its mouth
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Perfect moment, perfect angle and perfect light; an unbelievable shot
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Tasman Sea Aruba
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Aruba
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A great white lunging for a piece of bait.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Very strong photo of this big predator
12 Votes
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Macro - Close-Up

Yawn gobi by Ajiex Dharma
Yawn gobi
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Loving the colorful background - yawning goby in the disco
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
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Spearing Mantis Shrimp in the spotlight
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Impressive portrait with a great angle and perfect lighting
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, February 6, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Pacific Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
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Hermodice carunculata
Bubble Catcher fire worm by Cumhur Gedikoglu
Hermodice carunculata
Bubble Catcher fire worm
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Stunning shot of a very special creature, love the detail on the bubbles
21 Votes
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Goby And my Bubbles
Location: Anilao Batangas
Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV
Lens: EF100mmMacro Lens
Housing: Seacam
Strobes: Seacam Flash 150
Settings: 1/200 ,F19 iso 400
Rgblue 02
Retra LSD
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Great lighting and focus, the expression in the gobys face is priceless
17 Votes
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Silhouette of Napoleon snake eel by Violet Ting
Silhouette of Napoleon snake eel
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wow! Now that's how you use backlight...
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 1, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
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Peppered moray (Siderea grise), Dahab, Egypt.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Excellent pose and good lighting!
22 Votes
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Backlit ribbon eel
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

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Awesome capture! Great job on the lighting!
19 Votes
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Pygmy squid bringing home the bacon.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Incredible macro shot capturing just the right moment
27 Votes
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Wide Angle - Close Focus

Arborek, Raja Ampat.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wonderful colors and composition
26 Votes
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Macro - Super macro

All eyes on me
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

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Love the colors, background and narrow depth of field, not the usual shrimp shot
28 Votes
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LEAP
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Magnificent color scheme! Perfect focus. LOVE IT!
39 Votes
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A sea star shrimp on a baby blue sea star
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
the focus on this little critter is just in the right place
19 Votes
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Lissoporcellana nakasone
Porcelain Crab with Egg
Canon 5DMkiv in Aquatica Digital A5DMkiv
2* Sea&SEa 250pro (manual)
100mmL with 37mm ext.tubes + SMC (no crop)
1/200 f16 iso200
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

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Perfect composition, great lighting and very lucky to find a crab with eggs
29 Votes
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Featherlight
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Beautiful super macro shot with great colors, compostition and focus
22 Votes
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Dance with me
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Unique shot that did dance straight to the second place
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 8, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
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A Big-eye amphipod (Hyperia galba)living inside a Compass jellyfish(Chrysaora hysoscella)
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Great focus and colors
21 Votes
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shot@Anilao Philippines
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Great focus, lighting and positioning
15 Votes
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Macro - Nudibranchia


BOTTOMLIGHT, Costasiella sp., YOS Lembeh
Bigblue torch... by Abdul Rahman Jamaludin
BOTTOMLIGHT, Costasiella sp., YOS Lembeh
Bigblue torch, Lens Noodilab Shamu
Third place Monthly HotShots

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Editor's Comment
Love the angle of the light in this shot! Like a gem!
17 Votes
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Temperate Waters

Cuttlefish, Zeeland, The Netherlands.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

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Perfect timing, great composition and the green water adds a special touch to the shot
34 Votes
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~ Solis as a Rock ~
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Beautiful capture of colour and depth, a place I wanna be!
19 Votes
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