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Under a wave in Moorea
By Greg Fleurentin
posted (5 days ago)
16 votes

Flabellina exoptata 
Lembeh Strait, Northsulawesi
By Lars Oliver Michaelis
posted (2 days ago)
15 votes

Mikura is surrounded by mountains. The dolphin living bay is a sharp cliff. The green of the mountain is reflected on the surface of the photo. They are dolphins of Mikurajima in Japan. They may not be exactly family. The smallest dolphin is a baby b
By Reiko Takahashi
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

We can encounter big Jackfish school at sea of Aguni Island in spring. The school of Jack fish changes into various forms.
By Reiko Takahashi
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

I joined in the Socorro diving cruise. One day, a lot of birds attacked the water surface, shark fin was making a splash. It was a shark bait ball. At that time, we were on the ship, we went to the bait ball by small boat and dive inside.
By Reiko Takahashi
posted (4 days ago)
14 votes

Bodyguard.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (4 days ago)
13 votes

Jelly Cassiopea andromeda traveling to Galaxy Andromeda
By Michal Štros
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Tubular hydroid
By Peet J Van Eeden
posted Yesterday
12 votes

Marlins Hunting
By Henley Spiers
posted Yesterday
12 votes

Sometimes, months later you go through old images and find one that you had overlooked - as I did with this one.
By Patricia Sinclair
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes
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74 Entries Found: Page 2  of  3
This category shows all images hand-picked by our editor as worthy of comment!

Macro - Super macro

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
25 Votes
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shot@Anilao Philippines
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Great focus, lighting and positioning
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Philippines
view portfolio more shots by Jinggong Zhang
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Bignose seagrass shrimp/Anilao,Philippine/Canon 5D MarkIV, 100mm macro Lens,NauticamSmc
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Amazing shot of a very special small critter
14 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

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Love the angle of the light in this shot! Like a gem!
19 Votes
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PINS

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Octopus Inking from a person handling it is a definite sign of stress and in violation of conservation rules for the contest.
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Croatia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Croatia
view portfolio more shots by Marjan Radovic
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Temperate Waters

Cuttlefish, Zeeland, The Netherlands.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2017
Third place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Perfect timing, great composition and the green water adds a special touch to the shot
57 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!
20 Votes
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Looking out for jellyfish, Lake Grevelingen, Zeeland, The Netherlands. Double exposure inside the camera.
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2017
Third place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Incredible composition, colors and lightings, like from a different planet
38 Votes
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Freshwater

Diver on the Tree,
Cenote Dive Cancun by Sevil Gurel Peker
Diver on the Tree,
Cenote Dive Cancun
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2017
Second place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Perfect capture of the mystical atmosphere in this cenote
24 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!

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Unusual shot of a snail in a cold Swiss lake, impressive image!
8 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!

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Editor's Comment
Very unique shot. Loving the angle and the composition.
43 Votes
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Grenouille dans la rivière de la Solenzara by Jérome Mirande
Grenouille dans la rivière de la Solenzara
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Third place Monthly HotShots
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Editor's Comment
Beautiful and unique scene!
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 12, 2017
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: France
date posted Book a Dive Trip to France
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Sunny. by Sergey Lisitsyn
Sunny.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Great atmospheric shot with wonderful lighting and colors
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Russia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Russia
view portfolio more shots by Sergey Lisitsyn
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dancing mountain newt ... by Claudia Weber-Gebert
dancing mountain newt ...
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Unusual critter for underwater photography, great composition and background
42 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, July 17, 2017
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Germany
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Germany
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The sun here is at 91% Totality during the Eclipse.. not a big difference, but fun to try.
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2017
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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A very rare shot during the eclipse, loving it
31 Votes
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"Sunrise Manatee"
A manatee is bathed in sun rays in the Crystal River. Photographed at first light.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Beautiful composition and lighting
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Caribbean Sea United States
date posted Book a Dive Trip to United States
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
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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!

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Editor's Comment
The perfect moment, the nudibranch is just in the right spot with the sun in the background
25 Votes
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"Bark"
Young seals, rather like puppies, test the limits of their territory by rushing for each other (and visiting divers) with mock charges and bubble laden barks
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

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stunning action shot
36 Votes
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Playing sealions, Western Australia
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Capturing perfectly these playful sea lions
13 Votes
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Green Turtle eating a jellyfish
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
a capture in just the right moment, great lighting and composition
15 Votes
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Wide Angle - Divers

Snooted anemone and diver in front of early morning sun / no double exposure
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
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Editor's Comment
Wonderful composition and lighting. Amazing shot!
47 Votes
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Diver at Mangrove by Cary Bao
Diver at Mangrove
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2017
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
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Great perspective, composition and lighting
28 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
19 Votes
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Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)

1-2-3 by Viktor Vrbovský
1-2-3
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
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How to frogkick - a very unique shot of a swimming frog in the category manipulated
37 Votes
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"Manta Terrarium" part of my Underwater Surrealism body of work
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2017
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
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Very creative composition, where did you get flying mini mantas and how did you put them in there?
14 Votes
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"Starry Night" image is referencing the time you find these octopus and it's common name: The Starry Night Octopus
shortlistedShortlisted!

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The proof that the starry night octopus deserves its name. A unique image from the category "creative-manipulated"
9 Votes
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LION
Lombok by Manbd Uidive
LION
Lombok
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Creative lion fish photo. Love the composition and colors
19 Votes
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