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Batfish Parade at Pintuyan housereef
By Beate Seiler
posted (4 days ago)
23 votes

Lubricogobius exiguus 
Two In A Bottle
By Wayne Jones
posted (6 days ago)
15 votes

Favorinus mirabilis
By Wayne Jones
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Leaves of  the waterlilies, Turnhout, Belgium.
By Filip Staes
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

This turtle, at Slow and Easy dive site in Yap, posed itself right next to me on the reef and then for me and then yawned!
By Ken Sutherland
posted (6 days ago)
9 votes

Close encounter, La Paz, Mexico.
By Filip Staes
posted (5 days ago)
8 votes

orang-utan crab ,night dive at Pintuyan housreef
By Beate Seiler
posted (4 days ago)
8 votes

Newborn
By Twila Grower
posted (6 days ago)
7 votes

Mantaray in the bubles, Roca Partida México
By Alejandro Topete
posted (6 days ago)
7 votes

Thecacera picta.
By Wayne Jones
posted (5 days ago)
7 votes
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70 Entries Found: Page 3  of  3
This category shows all images hand-picked by our editor as worthy of comment!

Macro - swimming

Pikeblennie fight
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2016
Second place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Awesome behaviour shot! Very dramatic angle and great capture of the action!
31 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
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
13 Votes
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Pelagia noctiluca by Alberto Gallucci
Pelagia noctiluca
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Beautiful shot! Love the textures and the lighting is perfect.
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 20, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
date posted Book a Dive Trip to France
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Pipefish move always around. Here I was lucky to get the focus just right on the head.
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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Editor's Comment
Love the leading lines and color separation on this shot. Perfect post and spot on focus! Not easy with a swimming subject!
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Danny Van Belle
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"Racing Stripes"
A juvenile spotted drum on coral, shot with a slow shutter speed and panning.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Great creative shot
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
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Nightfever
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
The magnificent background and stunning sharpness on the subject make this a remarkable shot! Well done!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 22, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Doris Vierkötter
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Squid with reflection
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
Second place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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The reflection on the calm surface is just perfect and so is the lighting and the colors. Amazing shot!
39 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Guam
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Guam
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Macro - not swimming

sawblade shrimp
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2016
Second place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Excellent composition of this little creature, with a very strong diagonal emphasis and excellent colours.
23 Votes
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Soft Coral Crab by John Parker
Soft Coral Crab
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Impressive close-up! Perfect angle, great lighting, great background separation. THIS is how you shoot macro! Oh yeah, great subject as well!
14 Votes
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Back Lit Paddle Flap Rhinopia
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Unusual lighting for this subject! Very nicely done!
26 Votes
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Ever Seeing... by Nadya Kulagina
Ever Seeing...
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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editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Stunning capture and powerful lighting & composition! Great shot!
25 Votes
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Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)

Dive out / Mlitary base Vis
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Very strong composition on this split shot! Love the symmetry.
11 Votes
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Ready to spread my wings
Southern stingray at the sandbar
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
Second place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Incredible over/under shot taken at exactly the right time!
31 Votes
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White eyes, inky black
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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A truly unique shot for many reasons. Getting so close to sharks is a special moment itself. The shark almost seems like a ghost. The movements are nicely captured through the turbulences/reflection at the surface. Well deserved winner.
24 Votes
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Overunder shot. A green Iguana takes a breath after an un... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Overunder shot. A green Iguana takes a breath after an underwater incursion in a semi-submerged cave on the island of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Green Iguanas are everywhere on the island, they are part of every house's garden and...pools...
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
Second place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Wonderful over/under shot of an unusual creature. Great job with the lighting and colors above and below the surface
24 Votes
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Topside (above water but marine related)

Line makers by Raoul Caprez
Line makers
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Editor's Comment
Such an elegant shot! Even though it's not underwater, the feeling of the ocean is definitely there and takes your breath away.
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 1, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Brazil
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Brazil
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