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The annual awards are announced Sunday, February 1, 2015!

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Gobi on a seapen
By Beate Seiler
posted (3 days ago)
24 votes

I dropped my ball
By Steven Miller
posted (3 days ago)
18 votes

Dreamscape
By Tracey Jennings
posted (3 days ago)
15 votes

Say ahhhh!
By Beate Seiler
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Emperor Shrimp family-Anilao Phillippines
By Richard Goluch
posted (4 days ago)
14 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

Armina californica
Puget Sound, WA, U.S.A.
By Tom Radio
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Square Spot Anthias
By Marco Fierli
posted Yesterday
12 votes

Lionfish.
D300 with 60mm macro lens. Nexus housing with Inon strobe Z240 x2. S 1/250 F22 ISO 1,01
Dive site: the rock Mamutik Island Borneo
By Rudy Matt
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

Saron shrimp detail, tangerine lace.
By Steven Miller
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes
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Wide Angle - Wrecks

Tugboat wreck. Sabang Bay, Pulau Weh
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Editor's Comment
Usually Doug is the macro king so it's great to see a wide angle angle
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 7, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Andaman Sea Indonesia
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Cedar Pride
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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great wreck Gleb
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, July 15, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Red Sea Jordan
view portfolio more shots by Gleb Tolstov
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A motorbike on the wreck of SS Thistlegorm.  Slow shutter... by Paul Colley
A motorbike on the wreck of SS Thistlegorm. Slow shutter to capture the blue light coming through the hold hatchway.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2013
Third place Monthly HotShots
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a common shot from this wreck but executed perfectly Paul
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, July 15, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Indian Ocean Egypt
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Long-standing reminder... SS Thistlegorm by Nadya Kulagina
Long-standing reminder... SS Thistlegorm
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Great wreck shot , I like the lighting.
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 4, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Bow shot of the Kittiwake.
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Nice bow shot.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 4, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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A truck that will never drive again.
SS Thistlegorm, Red... by Alexia Dunand
A truck that will never drive again.
SS Thistlegorm, Red Sea.
Taken with the Olympus E-PL1, PT-EP01 housing, Panasonic Lumix 8mm, Sea&Sea YS-D1 and YS-110a strobes.
ISO 160, f/9.0, 1/2 sec.
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Nice shot but hard to see the detail in low res.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Stern shot Ex-USS Kittiwake, after 2.5 years on the white sandy patch
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My favorite wreck shot of the month. Very well done!
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Wreck of the SS Thistlegorm
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Great wreck shot, Paul. Well done.
35 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, October 4, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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"Small wreck sleeping"
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2013

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I love the composition. Image quality is not so good, maybe due to over processing.
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 30, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Croatia
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Macro - swimming

Gaterin au nettoyage...
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nice behaviour shot André - always in demand by quality books
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
view portfolio more shots by André Bruchez
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"FREE RIDER"
a little jellyfish in Med waters, picture made with Nikon D300S and Nikon 105mm f2.8
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well defined subject against negative space background - usually the photographer would backlight against the sun so well done Isabella for a different treatment
44 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 3, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Ligurian Sea Italy
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Chicken pox :-)
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2013

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nice portrait
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Swimming by Salvatore Ianniello
Swimming
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Quiet and Dramatic, lovely shot.
37 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Next generation -
Jawfishes with eggs.
Have fun watching.
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2013
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
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Very nice shot, one of my favorites this month. It combines great macro skills while capturing the behavior of these little guys and having one with his mouth full makes it even more unique.
44 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Wonderpus
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Very unique subject with black background and crisp sharp focus, well done!
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
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A Tender embrace
Wakatobi
Nikon D200, 60 micro , two strobo
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Great composition and accurate color and exposure. A shot I would be happy to hand on the wall.
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 16, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Labyrinth
Nikon D800E,105 macro, two strobo
Lembeh strait
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2013
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Beautiful colors and great composition with an accurate focus and depth of field. Lovely.
53 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Sulu and Sulawesi Seas Indonesia
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Macro - not swimming

This sea pen is home to a porcelain crab that is feeding at night.
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Well spotted Valda, good positioning (rule of thirds and a diagonal)
39 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Mozambique Channel Mozambique
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Gobi on a seapen
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well worth a zoom
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 18, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Harlequin shrimp on blue sea star.
Have fun watching.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2013

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Perfect lighting and strong blue color make this one indeed fun to watch.
60 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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arlequin crab on sea star,nikon D800e 105macro,Gangga island
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The star's color make it look like a rug with the crab gently sitting on it. Nice.
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Sulu and Sulawesi Seas Indonesia
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Anemon crab by Gleb Tolstov
Anemon crab
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Very nice and dramatic lighting.
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Israel
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Gulf signal blenny in an tube wormhole, cosy!
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Love this Blenny. Sharp eyes, fine details and mouth tiny bit open.
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Jawfish with eggs
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Perfect depth of field and crisp sharp. Great Shot, Iyad! This guy sure has his mouth full.
50 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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A Tompot Blenny sheltering inside a pipe at Swanage Pier, UK
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His smile and "hairdo" makes this Blenny my favorite one this month. Crisp sharp and well taken.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: English Channel United Kingdom
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Texture
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Beautiful texture shot.
60 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 18, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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shell,nikon D800e 105 micro,Lembeh Gangga island
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Looks like Christmas lights from a distance, very nice image, well done!
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Sulu and Sulawesi Seas Indonesia
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