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Sun, Butter and Trumpets
By Tony Cherbas
posted Yesterday
15 votes

Cryptic Teardrop Crab
By Dusty Norman
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Sawblade shrimp on colonial tunicates
By Danny Van Belle
posted (2 days ago)
14 votes

~ Into the Blue ~
By Geo Cloete
posted Yesterday
14 votes

JELLYKNOBBER
By Marko Perisic
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

BUG
By Marko Perisic
posted (4 days ago)
13 votes


By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

The Roughsnout
By Henley Spiers
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

phycocaris simulans - Hairy shrimp
 
Backlight
By Wayne Jones
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Dark knight
By Kelvin H.y. Tan
posted (5 days ago)
11 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
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
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
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fantastic close up on this Jawfish. The detail on the eggs is incredible! Excellent shot Henley!
18 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
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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!
20 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 ,
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Spectacular reef shot, with excellent behaviour and perfect sun ball!
15 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,
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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: (Last month)
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:)
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fantastic detail on this macro shot! Very unique colors and spot on focus.
12 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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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!
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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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!
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.
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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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Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)

'The Light Shines On'
Diver in Kukulkan Cenote, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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.
16 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Mexico
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Macro - swimming

Pikeblennie fight
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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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
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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.
11 Votes
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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
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful shot! Love the textures and the lighting is perfect.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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Pipefish move always around. Here I was lucky to get the focus just right on the head.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love the leading lines and color separation on this shot. Perfect post and spot on focus! Not easy with a swimming subject!
20 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indonesia
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Macro - not swimming

sawblade shrimp
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent composition of this little creature, with a very strong diagonal emphasis and excellent colours.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Soft Coral Crab by John Parker
Soft Coral Crab
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Impressive close-up! Perfect angle, great lighting, great background separation. THIS is how you shoot macro! Oh yeah, great subject as well!
13 Votes
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Back Lit Paddle Flap Rhinopia
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Unusual lighting for this subject! Very nicely done!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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