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By Leena Roy
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Great White Shark makes an appearance with baitfish at Guadalupe Island.
By Steven Anderson
posted (3 days ago)
14 votes

We can encounter a big Jackfish school sea of Aguni Island in spring. Sometimes several Giant trevallys(GT) are swimming in a big Jackfish school. It is waiting for the timing of GT to eat Jackfish.
By Reiko Takahashi
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

“Alien Octopod” Octopus is really from St. Thomas, but I’ve always thought they looked liked something from another world.
By Steve Dolan
posted (2 days ago)
13 votes

Tangled in Tigers at Tiger Beach - Bahamas
By Steven Anderson
posted (3 days ago)
12 votes

turtle and shark
By Marco Calvani
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

Coleman shrimps - Lembeh Strait
By Lars Oliver Michaelis
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

Cocodrile with Roger, Gardens of the Queen Cuba
By Alejandro Topete
posted (3 days ago)
11 votes

Sea elephant (Pterotracheoidea).
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (4 days ago)
10 votes

Large Cup Coral in False bay South Africa
By Peet J Van Eeden
posted (4 days ago)
10 votes
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74 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
14 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!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Wonderful job capturing the beauty and movement of these sharks
25 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
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Just a perfect shark shot
34 Votes
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Scarface
Whale Shark - Rhincodon typus
Sail Rock, Thailand
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2017
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Wonderful shot of a wonderful creature, love the angle and composition
31 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!!
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2017
Third place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Wonderful wide angle shot with great lighting and composition
35 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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Editor's Comment
Very strong photo of this big predator
14 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
24 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
17 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
view portfolio more shots by Tony Cherbas
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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
19 Votes
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Silhouette of Napoleon snake eel by Violet Ting
Silhouette of Napoleon snake eel
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Wow! Now that's how you use backlight...
17 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!
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

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

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
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
30 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.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2017
Third place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
So many eyes! Perfect timing and focus
39 Votes
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Battle of the Tompots by Henley Spiers
Battle of the Tompots
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2017
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
They almost seem too cute to actually battle. Amazing behavioral shot.
32 Votes
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Wide Angle - Close Focus

Arborek, Raja Ampat.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Wonderful colors and composition
50 Votes
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Eagle Rey
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2017
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Great colors and composition, not to forget the perfect pose of the model
28 Votes
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Water is the sky by Macro Wu
Water is the sky
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Awesome capture of the light rays and great composition
22 Votes
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Playing sea lion puppies
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2017
Second place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Captured just the right moment with the playing sea lion in the front and the diver in the background
12 Votes
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Macro - Super macro

All eyes on me
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2017
Second place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Love the colors, background and narrow depth of field, not the usual shrimp shot
34 Votes
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LEAP
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Magnificent color scheme! Perfect focus. LOVE IT!
46 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
20 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

Editor's Comment
Perfect composition, great lighting and very lucky to find a crab with eggs
33 Votes
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Featherlight
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Beautiful super macro shot with great colors, compostition and focus
24 Votes
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Dance with me
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2017
Second place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Unique shot that did dance straight to the second place
16 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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