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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2016

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Kimbe Bay, PNG. Walls and Coral Fields... a Diver's Paradise.
By Tony Cherbas
posted (4 days ago)
14 votes

decorated spidercrab on tunicate
By Volker Lonz
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Golden Rough-head Blenny
By Henley Spiers
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Good morning Monday!
Beluga portrait, Churchill, Canada 

It was a cold and dark day. When the beluga came close enough, his mouth before clear through the thermocline blur.
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

King of the Beach
By Steven Miller
posted (4 days ago)
12 votes

Southern Ocean Sunfish - Mola ramsayi

Gilli Mimpang, Bali, Indonisia
By Stefan Follows
posted (3 days ago)
12 votes

NEON
By Tianhong Wang
posted Yesterday
12 votes

Memories
Hunter & prey at Devil's Grotto
some weeks ago the dive sit and grottoes were severely damaged by a container ship grounded on the reef. Hoping the coral can be saved and the site restored for future visits of the silvery schools of fish!
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Yesterday
12 votes

The healthy reefs of the Bahamas encourage the health of large Tiger Sharks that frequent Tiger Beach.
Nikon D7000/ Nauticam housing / Tokina 10-17mm lens/ Sea&Sea Strobes.
By Steven Anderson
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Whip Coral Goby Fish
By Iyad Suleyman
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes
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Fashion

UW Model : Agnieszka Kwit
 Fotograf: Konstantin Killer
... by Konstantin Killer
UW Model : Agnieszka Kwit
Fotograf: Konstantin Killer
Nikon D 800 + SEACAM Gehäuse + mehrere SEACAM / INON Blitze
Deutschland, Worms,
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Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
This fun entry is really eye catching and a remarkable idea
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Germany
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Mermaid queen by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Mermaid queen
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Stunning composition, great use of lighting, and perfect pose of the model. Great job!
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: China
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Sharks

Blacktip - Aliwal Shoal - South Africa by Gemma Dry
Blacktip - Aliwal Shoal - South Africa
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fantastic capture of this Blacktip. Nice shot Gemma!
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 4, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Great hammerhead
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Such an unusual angle stands out from other Hammerhead photos I've seen.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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Side vision by Nadya Kulagina
Side vision
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love the composition! Great to see all the elements in the image organized neatly and the lighting on the main subject is great.
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Gulf Of Mexico Bahamas
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Cloudburst desaturated
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Excellent capture of the shark and perfectly clear water & sky! Great shot.
23 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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Wide Open

I had the camera on the end of a pole for th... by Chris Perkins
Wide Open
I had the camera on the end of a pole for this one. After many failed attempts and near misses, everything aligned - I got the right shark, the right angle, the right camera depth, and the right timing - and I ended up with this beauty.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Amazing capture! Timing is everything...
13 Votes
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Macro - Close-Up

Yellowhead Jawfish & Eggs
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fantastic close up on this Jawfish. The detail on the eggs is incredible! Excellent shot Henley!
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Saint Lucia
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Eating
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I'm a sucker for turtles and love this gorgeous close up, it really shows the character with beautiful lighting.
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Puerto Rico
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Sailfin blennie battle
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Excellent behaviour shot, well lit and perfectly captured!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Atlantic (North American coastal) Netherlands Antilles
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M A S K
Paddle Flap Rhinopias
(Rhinopias eschmeyeri) by Lilian Koh
M A S K
Paddle Flap Rhinopias
(Rhinopias eschmeyeri)
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Why so serious? Love the symmetry and capture here. Lighting is perfect.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indonesia
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Acrobat
Snake eel with periclimenes magnificus
Lembeh strat
Nikon D800E , 105 macro , snoot RETRA
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning capture! Perfect composition and very powerful subjects.
38 Votes
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MY TURF
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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The colors are incredible and the look on his face is priceless. Great capture!
39 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Simple playing around with the snooted strobe with an enl... by George Low
Simple playing around with the snooted strobe with an enlarged opening to get the effect
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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The effect by the snoot is putting the seahorse in a completely new light. I like the experimental factor.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, September 19, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippines
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Team Cleaning
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This moray gets quite a lot of attention. Excellent behavior shot, great colors and well lit.
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Gobstopper
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Beautiful closeup!! Love the details on the eyes of all the babies!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Saint Lucia
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Wide Angle - Close Focus

No way out Giant Grouper breakfast ,
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Spectactular capture!! Lighting is perfect and the expression on both the fish is priceless!
41 Votes
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Butterfly Mountain... Raccoon Butterflyfish
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Glorious capture! Timing is everything here and the color balance / exposure is perfect.
33 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Eriphia reloaded by Mathieu Foulquié
Eriphia reloaded
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Stunning angle and lighting! Very dramatic!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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Still Life
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Well composed shot! Love the diver silhouette!
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
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Her Majesty
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Spectacular reef shot, with excellent behaviour and perfect sun ball!
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 2, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
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BUG by Marko Perisic
BUG
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The colors are perfect on this shot!
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 24, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Balearic Sea Spain
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SMILE! A playful parrotfish seem to smile at my dome by Pietro Cremone
SMILE! A playful parrotfish seem to smile at my dome
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Wow! Spectacular colors, excellent separation from the background, great angle and capture! Clear winner.
26 Votes
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Honu Generations: Young and Old
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Wow what a great capture! Perfectly lighting two subjects along with a perfect sun spot is not easy! Way to go!
20 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Macro - Super macro

Sea eye
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Beautiful capture of one of the most unique eyes in nature.
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 11, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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Pipefish,
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Getting a shot like this is not easy! Very impressive and powerful image!
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
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Caprella sp.
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Love this photo!
19 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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