loading Photo Contest loading ...
please wait - lots of graphics on this page!
Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith (2)

Underwater photo contest

Peoples' Vote


Silversides are reflected in a diver's mask as he watches a huge swirl of the tiny fish.
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Saturday, June 17, 2017
30 votes

Up close and personal with a great hammerhead
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Saturday, July 1, 2017
30 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
29 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Monday, March 20, 2017
28 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, February 14, 2016
26 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Thursday, August 3, 2017
26 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018
26 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Tuesday, August 9, 2016
25 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017
25 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, September 17, 2017
25 votes
About Peoples' vote About Peoples' vote
Forums
forum latest great pictures
By marc van den broeck
02:09 CST Today (9 hours ago)
forum latest Nice image
By RuneEdvin
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
forum latest Wow
By indianfish
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
forum latest DSLR body + housing for marine research <$1000
By noctiluca
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
forum latest Wow
By indianfish
Yesterday

Search the Contest

Entries by Category
Entries by Sea
Entries by Country
or enter search text

forum forum Stats Portfolios Annual Medal Winners slide show Annual Medal Winners spam voting policy photo contest RSS feed rules

Weekly Hotshot

Monthly Winners

August Winner

monthly hotshot click to zoom

by Jinggong Zhang


Last Month's HotShots...


Hotshot stats...
Rune Edvin Haldorsen (Second place)
Steven Anderson (Third place)
Upload a Photo
Our UW photo contest is the longest running and most prestigious online. If you want to make a name for yourself this is THE place to do it.
Just look at some of the internationally acclaimed photographers who have launched their u/w photo careers here over the years.

Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith

291 Entries Found: Page 2  of  11
"Under The Dock" - A school of needlefish race under a dock in Bonaire. Photographed with a slow shutter speed while panning in existing light. The black shadows at left are the wobbly view of the dock piling seen through the water.
shortlistedShortlisted!
11 Votes
VOTE!
"The Whisk" - Silversides appear to be spun as they're drenched by a pool of light. The light is pouring in through a hole in the ceiling of the swim through.
shortlistedShortlisted!
13 Votes
VOTE!
"Pretty In Pink" - Spotted cleaner shrimp portrait as it peers out from the tip of an anemone. When I found this anenome, I thought the pink shrimp on the pink anenome would make for nice complimentary colors.
7 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Beneath" - A hawksbill sea turtle soars beneath the sun on the East End of Grand Cayman.
10 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Beautiful Flight #1" - A spotted eagle ray in flight. Photographed at In Between dive site on the Northwest side of the island.
10 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Monday, April 9, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Beautiful Flight #2" - A spotted eagle ray in flight. Photographed at In Between dive site on the Northwest side of the island.
7 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Monday, April 9, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"The Color Purple" - A blenny peers out of its textured coral home. Tentatively ID'd as a sailfin blenny.
5 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Storm Light #1" - My favorite kind of light. The clouds brought rain for a few minutes.
11 Votes
VOTE!
Spotted dolphins cruise the surface. What an incredible interaction!
13 Votes
VOTE!
“Come Back...!”
A yellow-headed jawfish appears to look longingly after a diver as he disappears around the Kittiwake shipwreck. I was trying for a different angle on the wreck, and a shot with some fun! 🙂
7 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"False Foe" - A pike blenny darts out at a perceived rival. Shot using a technique I'm developing :D
19 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Diorama"
A Caribbean reef shark cruises the deep wall. To me, this image is reminiscent of the engaging dioramas at the Museum Of Natural History.
11 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Friday, March 9, 2018
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Bokeh Bouquet" - Colouful coral and sponges resemble flowers in this image of a goldentail eel. I used a shallow depth of field and Nauticam SMC to capture the bokeh.
4 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Monday, March 5, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Golden Fluorescence" - I've been working on an article on daytime fluoresence. Sneak peek: A golden roughhead blenny, photographed with Nikon D500, Nauticam SMC, shallow-depth of field, and Nightsea fluorescence filters during the day! Woot!
shortlistedShortlisted!
12 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Ironshore Dreamscape" - No Photoshop. A stingray (lower left) kicks up sand as it sucks up food in the shallows. Photographed next to the ironshore as light rays penetrate.
7 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Suspended" - A Caribbean reef shark approaches. Photographed on the East End of Grand Cayman.
6 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Peeking Amphipod" - Look closely: an amphipod peeks over the edge of a hydroid. Framed against a sparkly homemade background I made. The background was held by my dive buddy, no sea life was touched.
3 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
Enlarge to see detail: I used a remote strobe to light up this scene inside the galley of the Kittiwake shipwreck. I wanted to add some depth to the shot, so used a tiny bit of strobe to illuminate the rusted table in the foreground.
1 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Saturday, February 3, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Evening Romance"
Two hamlets in a spawning clutch on Grand Cayman.
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
wonderful behavioral shot
26 Votes
VOTE!

go to the forum thread for this entry forum thread for this image
date posted posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
Something different: special technique circular shot with Tokina 10-17mm and cropped sensor! Colorful feather duster worms and fire coral in front of the wheelhouse of the Doc Polson shipwreck.
shortlistedShortlisted!
14 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Monday, January 29, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Buzzing The Tower" - A giant loggerhead in flight. I swam hard to catch up to this beauty and get this shot.
12 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Friday, January 26, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
“Smokestack Silhouette” - A diver is framed within the smokestack on the Kittiwake shipwreck.
8 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Monday, January 22, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
Grand Cayman - The compass on the Kittiwake, which is level to the seabed, shows just how much the Kittiwake is lying on its side. Model: Alice Gostick
shortlistedShortlisted!
10 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Friday, January 19, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
Divers explore "Orange Canyon", a dive site named for its gorgeous, bright orange elephant ear sponges. I dialed up the shutter speed a bit to make the blue a darker shade, in order to provide more contrast against the orange.
7 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Monday, January 15, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Beneath Flooding Light, Nature's Ballet" - A pair of great hammerheads cross paths under sunbeams.
10 Votes
VOTE!
"Electric Yellow" - Detail of a queen angelfish's scales and pectoral fin.
shortlistedShortlisted!
17 Votes
VOTE!

go to the forum thread for this entry forum thread for this image
date posted posted: Friday, January 5, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
"Christmas Double Exposure" - Teaching myself double exposures in camera. Whoo hoo! I shot consecutive photographs in multiple exposure mode.
5 Votes
VOTE!

create a new forum thread to discuss this image discuss this image
date posted posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
report inappropriate content to the webmaster report abuse 
291 Entries Found: Page 2  of  11