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Dragon / Eubranchus
By James Deverich
posted (6 days ago)
21 votes

VW Beetle  - Inland/Capernwray ( UK )
By Spencer Burrows
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Honu + 1 in Hawaii
By Tony Cherbas
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Hide n Seek
By Kelvin H.y. Tan
posted (4 days ago)
16 votes

I didn't do it, I've been framed...  This cute little pygmy seahorse was doing their usual trick of turning his back and looking away.  However, a lot of patience finally paid off with him framed in an opening in the fan.
By Jeff Lafrenz
posted (6 days ago)
15 votes

~ Crystal Clear Chaos ~
By Geo Cloete
posted (2 days ago)
15 votes

Pelagia noctiluca
By Alberto Gallucci
posted (4 days ago)
13 votes

Red Shrimp
By John Parker
posted Yesterday
12 votes

Back Lit Paddle Flap Rhinopia
By John Parker
posted Yesterday
12 votes

Midnight stroll
By Kelvin H.y. Tan
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes
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23 Entries Found
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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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Editor's Comment
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
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Excellent behaviour shot, well lit and perfectly captured!
19 Votes
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Wide Angle - Close Focus

No way out Giant Grouper breakfast ,
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Editor's Comment
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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Editor's Comment
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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Editor's Comment
Stunning angle and lighting! Very dramatic!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
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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Editor's Comment
Well composed shot! Love the diver silhouette!
12 Votes
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Macro - Super macro

Sea eye
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
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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Macro - Nudibranchia

A Nudi who reminded me of Christmas:)
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
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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Editor's Comment
Nice capture of 2 pikes hanging out together!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
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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Editor's Comment
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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Editor's Comment
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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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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Editor's Comment
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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Macro - swimming

Pikeblennie fight
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Editor's Comment
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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Editor's Comment
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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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
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Editor's Comment
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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Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)

Dive out / Mlitary base Vis
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Very strong composition on this split shot! Love the symmetry.
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 1, 2016
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Adriatic Sea Croatia
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always use the gentle cycle while washing your camera gea... by Claudia Weber-Gebert
always use the gentle cycle while washing your camera gear.....!!!
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome and super creative!!! Love it :)
15 Votes
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date posted location: Germany
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