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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.
By Nina Baxa
posted (4 days ago)
33 votes

softcoral crab
By Oscar Miralpeix
posted (5 days ago)
22 votes

Ample ... ! Whale Shark - Rhincodon typus. Sail Rock, Thailand-EM5-Panasonic 8mm-iso200-f18-1/250
By Stefan Follows
posted (4 days ago)
22 votes

Fanning out for the feed - Tarpon with Silversides, Grand Cayman.
By Nina Baxa
posted (5 days ago)
20 votes

Puppy whiskers. I can't get him to go underwater yet, (but he's only 12 weeks old so there is hope) :-)
By Steven Miller
posted (5 days ago)
19 votes

Grouper with cleaning shrimp
By Volker Lonz
posted (5 days ago)
19 votes

Yellow hairy goby
By Iyad Suleyman
posted (3 days ago)
19 votes

Take care of me, please!
By Iyad Suleyman
posted (4 days ago)
18 votes

Golden Damsel, Portrait
By Marco Fierli
posted (5 days ago)
17 votes

Nightdive
By Uwe Schmolke
posted (4 days ago)
17 votes
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Macro - swimming

like glass -
juv. Ghostpipefish
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Editor's Comment
Prefect shot and a great colored background.
31 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 20, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Neutral buoyancy Cuttlefish just disapproves ... Reef Cut... by Stefan Follows
Neutral buoyancy Cuttlefish just disapproves ... Reef Cuttlefish - Sepia latimanus. Mae Haad, Thailand-EM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f3.2-iso200-Inon D2000

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Crisp sharp and dramatic , well done.
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: South China Sea Thailand
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Boxfish
Kisses to everybody
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Thanks for the kisses.
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Cleaning action
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Love the fact that both the eyes and the shrimp are in perfect focus.
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 6, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Fight by Gleb Tolstov
Fight
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Great shot, not a common sight and well taken.
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Israel
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Macro - not swimming

OMG...my water just broke!!! by Gaetano Gargiulo
OMG...my water just broke!!!
Third place Monthly HotShots

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One of my favorites of the month.
30 Votes
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Put'em up! by Marcello Di Francesco
Put'em up!
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful shots, light and share is what makes it stand out.
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Malaysia
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Siladen,nikon D2x 60mm micro.
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I love the colors here.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Sulu and Sulawesi Seas Indonesia
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Yellow Headed Jaw Fish incubating eggs in its mouth...Nikon D7000 1/250 F22 60mm
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Lovely shot but poor image quality, perhaps aggressive crop or high ISO.
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, February 21, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Pygmy seahorse in Bunaken

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Wonderful shot of this pygmy, well done Peter.
10 Votes
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wire coral goby
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Taken at a perfect angle with accurate focus and depth of field, the outcome is a lovely shot.
20 Votes
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Peaceful coexistence? A Whip Coral Goby with a Xeno Crab
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Very nice catch with these 2 together.
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Pretty in pink

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Not a difficult shot but a beautiful outcome , well done.
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 16, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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Eye decoration (old Green turtle eye - Chelonia mydas)
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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It takes a moment to understand what's going on here. This is a perfect example for shooting large objects with close-up lenses to produce un-orthodox images.
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, August 25, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Ecuador
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Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)

blue lagoon_Rangiroa by Mathieu Foulquié
blue lagoon_Rangiroa

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Love the fact that there is a middle section between the over and the under which shows the reef from above.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Pacific French Polynesia
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Sunset at starfish point, shot with 8mm fisheye and 4.33' dome.
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Very special over/under, lighting is what makes this shot.
30 Votes
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over-under with Gilbert by Mathieu Foulquié
over-under with Gilbert
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Beautiful over and under. This is some photo shoot you did for the toads there Mathieu, great work.
38 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: France
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Sunset silhouettes... Starfish point, Grand Cayman
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Nice composition.
19 Votes
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turban snail newport morning by Dale Kobetich
turban snail newport morning
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wow, every beginning photographer should take a close look at this composition. All the rules, perfectly met in one shot.
44 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, July 21, 2014
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Tagalong ~ Whitefin Sharksucker prospecting a potential companion, turned out to be a friendly little guy. 4inch dome, OM-D E-M5, 8mm, natural light.
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Special, clearly stands out.
30 Votes
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An over/under of a bluebottle (physalia physalis) I love how the pneumatophore (air bladder) of this bluebottle caught the light from my underwater strobe and lit up like a fluorescent tube!! Amazing!
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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This is a clear winner, due to the perfect balanced lighting used here, matching the scene and the subject in every aspect. Stunning shot!
41 Votes
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APOCALYPSE
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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After so many shots from stingray city, hard to imagine you would pull of such a special one. Very well done!
39 Votes
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Colorful hatchling
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Amazing shot, I think the palm trees on the top 3rd of the shot made this truly extraordinary.
32 Votes
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Topside (above water but marine related)

BEFORE and AFTER the shot
This tiny green frog swam to the boat and sticked to it. I took some pics and suddenly, the frog decided to jump on my macro lens and on my Nikon to find a little house under my internal strobe.
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Cool!
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 25, 2014
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Ecuador
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Tactical approach
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Captured just at the right moment, well done!
26 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Pacific Ecuador
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