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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.
By Lorenzo Mittiga
posted (6 days ago)
18 votes

Turtle's planet
By Plamena Mileva
posted (4 days ago)
15 votes

Nightfever
By Doris Vierkötter
posted (4 days ago)
15 votes

Paddleboard sharks
By Doris Vierkötter
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Sharky dance
By Doris Vierkötter
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

trasparnce goby up blue sea star
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

open big!!!!!!!
By Eduardo Nadal
posted (2 days ago)
11 votes

Underwater models in Italy - woman in red
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes

'Ghosts of the Spar' - You might think that you would see something the size of a sand tiger shark coming a mile away. But the truth is that they seem to suddenly appear, and then just as quickly fade back into the depths.
By Tanya Houppermans
posted (3 days ago)
10 votes

1mm aliens fighting on top of a star fish
By Pepe Suarez
posted (6 days ago)
9 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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Sharks

Blacktip - Aliwal Shoal - South Africa by Gemma Dry
Blacktip - Aliwal Shoal - South Africa
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Fantastic capture of this Blacktip. Nice shot Gemma!
23 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
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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
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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.
20 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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Macro - Close-Up

Yellowhead Jawfish & Eggs
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Fantastic close up on this Jawfish. The detail on the eggs is incredible! Excellent shot Henley!
19 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.
24 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!
22 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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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!
38 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Asian Sea Thailand
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Butterfly Mountain... Raccoon Butterflyfish
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Glorious capture! Timing is everything here and the color balance / exposure is perfect.
32 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
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Well composed shot! Love the diver silhouette!
13 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!
15 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
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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The colors are perfect on this shot!
16 Votes
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Macro - Super macro

Sea eye
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful capture of one of the most unique eyes in nature.
21 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!
18 Votes
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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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Macro - Nudibranchia

A Nudi who reminded me of Christmas:)
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Fantastic detail on this macro shot! Very unique colors and spot on focus.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, March 18, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Indonesia
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Light Sabers
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Excellent angle and perfect focus!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Papua New Guinea
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Freshwater

Mr and Mrs Pike by Viktor Vrbovský
Mr and Mrs Pike
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Nice capture of 2 pikes hanging out together!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 3, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Czech Republic
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'Defiant' Stoney Cove Leicestershire, UK
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Nice and dramatic wreck shot! The angle is just right and the divers add the finishing touch.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: United Kingdom
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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
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Awesome behaviour shot! Right place, right time - excellent photo!
12 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.
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Stunning closeup of this cute sea lion! Perfect focus on the eyes which is not easy to obtain and great lighting.
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 11, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Canada
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Dancer on the wreck
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Love this pose! Perfect colors.
14 Votes
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Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)

'The Light Shines On'
Diver in Kukulkan Cenote, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico
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Awesome Cenotes shot! Very nice symmetry!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 28, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Mexico
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'The Pit'
Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico
Nikon D810, sigma 15mm fisheye, f4.5,1/30sec,ISO 3200
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Looks like something out of a fairy tale! Great timing on this shot and lovely composition.
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date posted posted: Saturday, May 7, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Mexico
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Macro - swimming

Pikeblennie fight
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Awesome behaviour shot! Very dramatic angle and great capture of the action!
23 Votes
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Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Pelagia noctiluca by Alberto Gallucci
Pelagia noctiluca
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Beautiful shot! Love the textures and the lighting is perfect.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 20, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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