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JC out of cave, Las Estacas México
By Alejandro Topete
posted (6 days ago)
35 votes


By Andre Philip
posted (5 days ago)
30 votes

Juvenile Lumpsucker, Zeeland, The Netherlands.
By Filip Staes
posted (4 days ago)
28 votes

Silversides are reflected in a diver's mask as he watches a huge swirl of the tiny fish.
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (6 days ago)
24 votes

focus
By Marc Van Den Broeck
posted (5 days ago)
24 votes

dominate
By Marc Van Den Broeck
posted (4 days ago)
24 votes

Plane wreck from Bodrum/Turkey
By Taner Atilgan
posted (6 days ago)
23 votes

Harbour crab or Sandy swimming crab(Liocarcinus depurator), Zeeland, The Netherlands.
By Filip Staes
posted (5 days ago)
23 votes

dreamin in RED
France - Mediterranean Sea
By Claudia Weber-Gebert
posted (4 days ago)
23 votes

My very first blackwater dive
By Beate Seiler
posted (3 days ago)
22 votes
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30 Entries Found: Page 1  of  2
This category shows all images hand-picked by our editor as worthy of comment!

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
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!

editor's comments

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

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Wonderful shot of a wonderful creature, love the angle and composition
26 Votes
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Macro - Close-Up

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

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Loving the colorful background - yawning goby in the disco
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Spearing Mantis Shrimp in the spotlight
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Impressive portrait with a great angle and perfect lighting
15 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!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Stunning shot of a very special creature, love the detail on the bubbles
20 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!

editor's comments

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!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Wow! Now that's how you use backlight...
15 Votes
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Peppered moray (Siderea grise), Dahab, Egypt.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

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

Editor's Comment
Awesome capture! Great job on the lighting!
18 Votes
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Macro - Super macro

All eyes on me
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Love the colors, background and narrow depth of field, not the usual shrimp shot
27 Votes
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LEAP
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Magnificent color scheme! Perfect focus. LOVE IT!
33 Votes
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Temperate Waters

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

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Perfect timing, great composition and the green water adds a special touch to the shot
33 Votes
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Freshwater

Diver on the Tree,
Cenote Dive Cancun by Sevil Gurel Peker
Diver on the Tree,
Cenote Dive Cancun
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Perfect capture of the mystical atmosphere in this cenote
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Mexico
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Snail in a Swiss Lake . Vierwaldstättersee by Marcel Waldis
Snail in a Swiss Lake . Vierwaldstättersee
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Unusual shot of a snail in a cold Swiss lake, impressive image!
7 Votes
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A waterlily photographed in a pond in Belgium. The camera... by Filip Staes
A waterlily photographed in a pond in Belgium. The camera was held just below the surface. Nikon D 7100 in Hugyfot housing, Tokina 10-17mm é10mm, f16, 1/320, ISO200.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Very unique shot. Loving the angle and the composition.
26 Votes
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Grenouille dans la rivière de la Solenzara by Jérome Mirande
Grenouille dans la rivière de la Solenzara
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Beautiful and unique scene!
18 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: France
date posted Book a Dive Trip to France
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Wide Angle - Marine Life

Nudibranch (Felimare picta) in the Mediterranean sea.Shot... by Roland Bach
Nudibranch (Felimare picta) in the Mediterranean sea.Shot taken with 10,5mm fisheye and 1,4x TC.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
The perfect moment, the nudibranch is just in the right spot with the sun in the background
21 Votes
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Wide Angle - Divers

Snooted anemone and diver in front of early morning sun
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Wonderful composition and lighting. Amazing shot!
35 Votes
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Diver at Mangrove by Cary Bao
Diver at Mangrove
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Great perspective, composition and lighting
26 Votes
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Yellow Sponge Tubes by Eduardo Arribada
Yellow Sponge Tubes
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Great composition, angle and lighting
17 Votes
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Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)

1-2-3 by Viktor Vrbovský
1-2-3
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
How to frogkick - a very unique shot of a swimming frog in the category manipulated
31 Votes
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Macro - swimming

I've dreamt about a seahorse by Uwe Schmolke
I've dreamt about a seahorse
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Excellent capture and great technique. It truly looks like in a dream
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 2, 2017
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Atlantic Portugal
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Portugal
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This is one of the few shots in existence of this larval ... by Suzan Meldonian
This is one of the few shots in existence of this larval form of a Tripod fish. It is a creature from the deep, originally found at 15,000 feet in the Marianas Trench. Discovered while on a Black water dive over a depth of 600 feet in the Gulf Stream
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Incredible shot of a very rare sighting. Just wonderful.
29 Votes
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Title: "The Moment of Birth" Name of species: Apogon imberbis.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Very special and spectacular capture of a unique moment. Right time, right place and right focus.
24 Votes
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Mototi hunting at night
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Excellent capture of a rare sight
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Indonesia
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Macro - not swimming

N E O N
Thorny Seahorse
(Hippocampus histrix) by Lilian Koh
N E O N
Thorny Seahorse
(Hippocampus histrix)
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
The disco seahorse - great technique and lighting.
26 Votes
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