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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith (3)

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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


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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


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posted Thursday, August 3, 2017
26 votes


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


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, March 26, 2017
24 votes


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posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017
24 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, September 17, 2017
24 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith

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"A Fantastic Find!"
A dwarf frogfish on Grand Cayman. This little guy was smaller than a pinky nail, and camouflaged to the color of the sand. This is only the second frogfish I've ever seen in over 500 dives in Cayman.
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 3, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Liquid Mercury"
Stormy Day and Diver
12 Votes
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"Shark In The Sky"
A Caribbean reef shark is silhouetted against sky and clouds as it cruises overhead.
17 Votes
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"Playtime!" A spotted dolphin plays in the clear waters of Bimini. Swimming with wild dolphins is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had!
14 Votes
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"Peek-A-Boo!"
A French grunt is framed as it peers out through a hole in a coral reef.
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29 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Sleeping In"
A manatee is bathed in sunrise light rays as it snoozes on a riverbed. Bubbles float up as the manatee breathes out. Photographed in the tannin waters just outside the Crystal River.
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"Contemplative"
A spotted cleaner shrimp spaces out on the tip of a purple anenome.
105mm with SMC
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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No Photoshop. One of the MOST incredible days ever on Grand Cayman. I exposed so the white sand slightly overexposed the image. I pressed down onto the sand looking up so the pink of the conch reflected on the surface with the bright blue sky.
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"That Face Though!"
Secretary blenny with shallow depth of field.
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13 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 10, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Charging In"
I used a slow shutter to highlight the motion and speed of this Great Hammerhead (aka my new favorite shark!)
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17 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic Bahamas
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"Hamlet"
An arrow crab strikes a Shakespearean pose.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 1, 2017
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Dolphin Bliss!"
One of the greatest experiences of my life! I've wanted to swim with wild dolphins for so long, this was a dream come true!
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Atlantic Bahamas
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"Beauty Under The Boat"
A great hammerhead glides along the sand 30 feet below the surface.
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic Bahamas
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"Squid In The Sky #1"
Two squid at the surface with the sky and clouds above them.
I spent 1 1/2 hrs with them until they warmed up to me enough so I could photograph beneath them with the sky and clouds above.
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28 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 20, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Sunrise Water With Stingray"
A stingray swims below waves at sunrise. The pinks and oranges of sunrise lit-water sheet off my dome port while a stingray swims beneath the waves.
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"In Flight"
A Spanish hogfish races across a reef, the detail of its scales appearing like feathers, while its pectoral fins give the appearance of flight...
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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Early Morning Manatee Profile
"Suspended"
Crystal River, Florida
14 Votes
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"Framed"
A flamingo tongue cowrie framed by the branches of a gorgonian. I pushed myself to create a unique photograph: lined up the cowrie thru the branches, positioned my strobes for backlight & used high shutter speed to black the background.
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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I've been developing a lighting technique, and I thought the mermaid statue at Sunset House would be a perfect subject to employ it. I'm pleased with the result 😀 No Photoshop.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Latticework"
A juvenile trumpetfish is backlit as it hides in a gorgonian. I carefully placed my strobes to achieve this effect.
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Ascension"
A green sea turtle ascends into sunbeams in late evening light.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Hermit Crab In Slow Motion"
Ambient light and a slow shutter speed blurs the background, while strobe light freezes a hermit crab sitting on the edge of a purple vase sponge.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 9, 2017
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Manatee In Sunbeams"
A manatee swims under sunbeams just after sunrise.
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"Synchronized Swimmers"
A pair of juvenile Spanish Hogfish swim across the reef together. Swimming in perfect tandem, the fish appear to be mirror images of each other.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 30, 2017
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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When life gives you lemons, take photographs!
Lemon Sharks
Jupiter, FL
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 23, 2017
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic (North American coastal) United States
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Mermaid statue at Sunset House, Grand Cayman
I used a remote strobe with a Triggerfish strobe trigger to backlight the statue, and waited for the fish to be in a good position to click the shutter.
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A brightly-colored flagfin glass blenny rests on coral. Shot with one strobe on an angle to provide texture.
(No snoot.)
15 Votes
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