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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2016

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A diver explores the the pristine reefs around Papua New Guinea
By Tony Cherbas
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Japanese Zero Fighter from WW2 in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea
By Tony Cherbas
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

Hippocampus histrix with snooted backlite strobe
By Raffaele Livornese
posted (6 days ago)
10 votes

Bend and Bow: Secret Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
By Tony Cherbas
posted (6 days ago)
10 votes


By Catalin Craciun
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes

we rise we shine
By Ponnie J
posted (4 days ago)
10 votes

David Borg - Hippocampus guttulatus
By David Borg
posted (4 days ago)
10 votes

decorated spidercrab on tunicate
By Volker Lonz
posted (3 days ago)
10 votes

ORBITAL MARITIME
By Plamena Mileva
posted (6 days ago)
9 votes

Glow with the flow 

Taken using Canon S120 with  inon z240 with Retra snoot 
Tulamben Bali Indonesia
By Ajiex Dharma
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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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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Mermaid queen by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Mermaid queen
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Stunning composition, great use of lighting, and perfect pose of the model. Great job!
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: China
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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!
25 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.
22 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!
21 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.
26 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!
23 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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M A S K
Paddle Flap Rhinopias
(Rhinopias eschmeyeri) by Lilian Koh
M A S K
Paddle Flap Rhinopias
(Rhinopias eschmeyeri)
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Why so serious? Love the symmetry and capture here. Lighting is perfect.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indonesia
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Acrobat
Snake eel with periclimenes magnificus
Lembeh strat
Nikon D800E , 105 macro , snoot RETRA
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Stunning capture! Perfect composition and very powerful subjects.
38 Votes
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MY TURF
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The colors are incredible and the look on his face is priceless. Great capture!
38 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Simple playing around with the snooted strobe with an enl... by George Low
Simple playing around with the snooted strobe with an enlarged opening to get the effect
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The effect by the snoot is putting the seahorse in a completely new light. I like the experimental factor.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, September 19, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippines
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Team Cleaning
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This moray gets quite a lot of attention. Excellent behavior shot, great colors and well lit.
33 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Gobstopper
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Beautiful closeup!! Love the details on the eyes of all the babies!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Saint Lucia
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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!
41 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
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Well composed shot! Love the diver silhouette!
15 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
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The colors are perfect on this shot!
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 24, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Balearic Sea Spain
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SMILE! A playful parrotfish seem to smile at my dome by Pietro Cremone
SMILE! A playful parrotfish seem to smile at my dome
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Wow! Spectacular colors, excellent separation from the background, great angle and capture! Clear winner.
26 Votes
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Macro - Super macro

Sea eye
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Beautiful capture of one of the most unique eyes in nature.
25 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!
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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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Humorous

Big boss bobo by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Big boss bobo
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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.
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016
date posted category: Humorous
date posted location: Singapore
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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: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Papua New Guinea
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Happy mother by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Happy mother
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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
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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