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Swimming through silversides
By Leena Roy
posted (5 days ago)
15 votes

Hairy shrimp with eggs.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

Mantis shrimp Nuvilu Diving
By Khaled Zaki
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Californian sealion, La Paz, Mexico.
By Filip Staes
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

Early morning dive at Torres reef
By Beate Seiler
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes


By Filip Staes
posted (6 days ago)
9 votes

A pipefish from the kelp forest.
By Rune Edvin Haldorsen
posted (5 days ago)
9 votes

Flamingo tongue of Bonaire
By Beate Seiler
posted (5 days ago)
9 votes

The eye of a legend.
mako shark
By Romain Barats
posted (6 days ago)
8 votes

Mantaray and sun Rays, Isla Socorro Mexico
By Alejandro Topete
posted (5 days ago)
8 votes
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70 Entries Found: Page 2  of  3
This category shows all images hand-picked by our editor as worthy of comment!

Macro - Super macro

Pipefish,
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Getting a shot like this is not easy! Very impressive and powerful image!
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Malaysia
view portfolio more shots by Iyad Suleyman
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Caprella sp.
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2016
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Love this photo!
30 Votes
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Lady bug inside a blue tunicate
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
Third place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Impressive close-up with wonderful colors and the perfect focus. What a cute little critter and a hard one to perfectly capture in a photo!
24 Votes
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Humorous

always use the gentle cycle while washing your camera gea... by Claudia Weber-Gebert
always use the gentle cycle while washing your camera gear.....!!!
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Awesome and super creative!!! Love it :)
181 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
date posted category: Humorous
date posted location: Germany
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Germany
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Big boss bobo by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Big boss bobo
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Very funny and also powerful image of an untypical marine animal. Well lit and great angle, the expression of the dog is priceless.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016
date posted category: Humorous
date posted location: Singapore
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Singapore
view portfolio more shots by Kelvin H.y. Tan
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Macro - Nudibranchia

A Nudi who reminded me of Christmas:)
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Fantastic detail on this macro shot! Very unique colors and spot on focus.
14 Votes
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Light Sabers
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
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Excellent angle and perfect focus!
17 Votes
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Happy mother by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Happy mother
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
Second place Monthly HotShots
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The perfect moment! Excellent job capturing Shaun together with the future little sheep, not an easy job knowing how much these guys move around
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Philippines
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Nudibranch
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2016
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Love the tones on this Nudi shot. Excellent focus, sharpness and color balance.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Malaysia
view portfolio more shots by Iyad Suleyman
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Colors by Francesco Pacienza
Colors
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
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Fabulous shot! I'm not sure how Francesco created this background, but I'm glad he did! Amazing.
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Italy
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Freshwater

Mr and Mrs Pike by Viktor Vrbovský
Mr and Mrs Pike
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Nice capture of 2 pikes hanging out together!
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 3, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Czech Republic
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Czech Republic
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'Defiant' Stoney Cove Leicestershire, UK
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
Third place Monthly HotShots
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Nice and dramatic wreck shot! The angle is just right and the divers add the finishing touch.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: United Kingdom
date posted Book a Dive Trip to United Kingdom
view portfolio more shots by Spencer Burrows
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Trout eaten by Pike
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
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Incredible timing to capture this moment whith the bait just hanging out of the mouth a little bit plus perfect lightning and amazing composition
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Landlocked Seas/Lakes Germany
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Germany
view portfolio more shots by Uwe Schmolke
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Wide Angle - Marine Life

Just a little peck on the cheek by Stuart Ganz
Just a little peck on the cheek
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome behaviour shot! Right place, right time - excellent photo!
14 Votes
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'Whiskers'- A Steller sea lion comes in for a closer look off the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Stunning closeup of this cute sea lion! Perfect focus on the eyes which is not easy to obtain and great lighting.
26 Votes
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Dancer on the wreck
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love this pose! Perfect colors.
15 Votes
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Overunder shot. A Brown Pelican is resting after a strike... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Overunder shot. A Brown Pelican is resting after a strike, floating on its dinner, a ball of frenetic bait fish. Camera: Canon 7D; EasyDive Leo2; no strobes.
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Fantastic, clean scene, capturing the beauty of nature, above and below!
22 Votes
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Confused by the panel
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Beautiful portrait of a young turtle getting to know this brave new world.
18 Votes
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Sardine Run, getting into the mix..
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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To witness such a beautiful scene and still be able to create excellent composition and snap the photo at exactly the right moment - that's what UW photography is all about!
22 Votes
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Dolphin by Ramin Ardestani
Dolphin
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Stunning reflection shot. I would almost categorize this as Underwater Fashion! Strikingly beautiful capture.
27 Votes
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Wide Angle - Divers

We arrived just in time to capture the beautiful light sh... by Jessie Cripps
We arrived just in time to capture the beautiful light shafts filtering into the cave from the afternoon sun.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
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Awesome composition of the freediver with the sun rays. Excellent photo.
13 Votes
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Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)

Space Creation by Plamena Mileva
Space Creation
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2016
Second place Monthly HotShots
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We don't have many "Manipulated" shots win a monthly award, but this unique work deserves recognition! Beautifully executed shot and excellent post processing.
19 Votes
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The Lovers.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
Third place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Beautifully composed and elegantly edited. Most romantic shark photo I've ever seen!
30 Votes
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ORBITAL MARITIME
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
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Very unique image, it looks like out of a fairytale. Wonderful composition and great job on the post-processing.
22 Votes
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"The Ambassador" Sea snakes are similar to divers, they rise to the surface and go below back to the reefs. As divers we have to be ambassadors for the ocean, spread awareness and inform everyone about the oceans. This image symbolizes that.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
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Wonderful message and impressive work! We don't get many surrealistic entries and this one definitely deserves the nomination as Runner Up.
15 Votes
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Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)

'The Light Shines On'
Diver in Kukulkan Cenote, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
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Editor's Comment
Awesome Cenotes shot! Very nice symmetry!
26 Votes
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'The Pit'
Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico
Nikon D810, sigma 15mm fisheye, f4.5,1/30sec,ISO 3200
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Looks like something out of a fairy tale! Great timing on this shot and lovely composition.
23 Votes
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