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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2014

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Surface Tension.. An Oarsman prepares to clobber a snail on the wrong Lilly pad.. he will fall up!.. :-)
By Steven Miller
posted (6 days ago)
21 votes

Underwater painting
By Raoul Caprez
posted (4 days ago)
20 votes

baby oysters
By Mathieu Foulquié
posted (3 days ago)
19 votes

F R I E N D S
Yellow cowrie & Sheep nudi (Costasiella kuroshimae)
Anilao, Philippines. October 2014
By Irwin Ang
posted (2 days ago)
17 votes

softcoral crab eating
By Oscar Miralpeix
posted (4 days ago)
16 votes


By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (4 days ago)
16 votes

F O C U S
Purple Shrimp (Periclimenes)
Anilao, Philippines. August 2014
By Irwin Ang
posted (4 days ago)
15 votes

Whip it
By James Deverich
posted (2 days ago)
15 votes

Portrait lighting
By Steven Miller
posted (4 days ago)
14 votes

Flying Pink-eye Goby Yawns
By Tim Ho
posted (3 days ago)
14 votes
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This category shows all images hand-picked by our editor as worthy of comment!

Wide Angle - Marine Life

LOS GIGANTES-May
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Wow, you were close.
31 Votes
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Takahashi Ray flies over while at at cleaning station off... by Jeff Milisen
Takahashi Ray flies over while at at cleaning station off Keahole Point in Kona, Hawaii.
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Nice silhouette
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, March 28, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Balistes from the sun by Michael James Sealey
Balistes from the sun
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wow , almost looks manipulated, excellent shot.
35 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Atlantic Spain
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Hawksbill turtle at Cobalt Coast, Grand Cayman
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Love the composition
26 Votes
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Portal.
Tarpon with Silversides – Grand Cayman 2013.
Olympus E-PL3, 9mm, dual UFL-2 strobes.
f/16, 1/50sec, ISO400.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Absolutely beautiful.
38 Votes
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Felimare picta
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Text book CFWA, crisp sharp , rule of 3rds, Sunball and a beautiful Nudi. Watch and learn.
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
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Tornado over the reef ;-) - a cloud of small engeneer gobys
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Cool Shape
42 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Visayan Sea Philippines
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Compass Jellyfish and sunburst, Lundy Island by Nick Blake
Compass Jellyfish and sunburst, Lundy Island
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wow Nick, this one is for the books.
43 Votes
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Curves.
Southern Stingray, Dasyatis americana – Grand Cayman 2014.
Olympus E-PL3, 8mm, natural light.
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A very common shot but the lighting make it so special.
32 Votes
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Alicia mirabilis, night dive
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Beautiful subject and nicely taken.
56 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
view portfolio more shots by Marco Gargiulo
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Camouflaging by Nadya Kulagina
Camouflaging
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful lighting and shades.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Gulf Of Mexico Cayman islands
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Crossways - Tarpon hunting Silversides. This is an image I've been striving for, for over a year now - learning and working on my lighting skills so that when the Silversides returned to Cayman, I could finally get this photograph.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Incredible shot!
51 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, October 20, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Nina Baxa
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Wide Angle - Divers

"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle." Mari... by Stefan Follows
"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle." Marilyn Monroe. Sail Rock, Thailand-EM5-Panasonic 8mm-iso200-f7.1-1/160

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Great shot, lovely composition and lighting.
15 Votes
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Freediver in his natural element
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wow, very artistic and perfectly composed
30 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 13, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Group shot with a Tokina 10-17mm lens on a full frame 5D Mark3, thus the vignette, 1/250th second at F-18 with 100 ISO
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Nice idea and nicely implemented.
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 9, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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selfie with Gilbert by Mathieu Foulquié
selfie with Gilbert
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Simply amazing, I can see this one in the finals of the over and under shots, truly unique.
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, March 28, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: France
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Diver watching the magnificient school of jacks (Caranx s... by Jaime Leonardo Gonzalez Salazar
Diver watching the magnificient school of jacks (Caranx sexfasciatus) in Cabo Pulmo National Park.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Powerful and very well taken.
35 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 28, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California Mexico
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strange and funny encounter during deco stop (Polybius he... by Mathieu Foulquié
strange and funny encounter during deco stop (Polybius henslowii, Mediterranean_Morocco)
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Cool Selfie
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 30, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Morocco
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One of my favorite fish, with one of my favorite people! Enjoying each others presence. Cat Island, Bahamas Canon 5D3 w/ 8-15mm fisheye
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Nice action shot.
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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"Dream on" by Parnupong Norasethkamol
"Dream on"
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent colors and a surreal setting. Almost feels like outer-space.
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Philippine Sea Palau
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great encounter on the Silver Banks
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Getting close to this giant with a fisheye lens is already a recipe for a fantastic image, the angle selected showing the sun beams and the eye contact with the whale makes it a winner.
39 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, August 15, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Dominican Republic
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Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)

Just for the LOL's. Whale Shark - Rhincodon typus. Sail Rock, Thailand-EM5-Panasonic 8mm-iso200-f5.6-1/80 - Photoshop & Fractalius
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Beautiful processing that does not ruin the original image and enhances it to make it stand out.
23 Votes
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Night diving on the Full Moon
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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This double exposure feels so natural, your almost think it's real, or at least wish it was! Very cool manipulation.
36 Votes
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Ghost Protocol by Jun V Lao
Ghost Protocol
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wow , one of the most artistic Manta shows I've seen.
32 Votes
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Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)

SCAR, a wounded stingray in Sandbar. by Pietro Cremone
SCAR, a wounded stingray in Sandbar.

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A very popular type of shot but yet very well taken, rule of 3rds, sun rays, behaviour.
28 Votes
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Out in the blue
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One of my favorites from your portfolio. Excellent shot.
48 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Dominica
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Green turtle by Cyril Buchet
Green turtle
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful shot, well done Cyril!
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, February 28, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Mexico
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