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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith (6)

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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
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posted Monday, March 20, 2017
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posted Sunday, February 14, 2016
26 votes


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posted Tuesday, August 9, 2016
25 votes


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By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, September 17, 2017
23 votes
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"Layers" - A sharknose goby draws the eye into the corner of this underwater abstract of a brightly-colored sponge and hard corals. I sought to make a strong graphic image, the angles and black negative space as important as the layers and colors.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Schooling grunts race under the salt pier in Bonaire! I lay on my back looking up and framed the salt pier in silhouette. The grunts had been hanging around, and once I had my composition, I waited for them to enter the scene.
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"Siphon On Dark Blue"
A Caribbean reef squid dances in front of the camera.
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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"Delicate Seahorse"
Roatan, Honduras
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Sharks are the bomb diggity! A reef shark glides over a colorful reef on the east side of Grand Cayman
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 6, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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A tiny slender filefish hides in a gorgonian--no crop. I spent my entire dive actively searching for a slender filefish. I was all the way to the next dive site when I finally found this one.
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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A baby nurse shark tucked inside a colorful overhang. This little cutie was only about a foot long! It was so inspiring to see this early stage of life on the reef.
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Fluorescing secretary blenny!
I used a very shallow depth of field, enabling me to focus solely on the blenny and let the coral blur out of focus. To capture the fluorescence I used Nightsea filters.
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Psychedelic Golden Tail"
I had fluorescence filters on my strobes. The eel didn't fluoresce, so I took off the bluish-purple fluoro filters. As I was composing this shot, one of the filters swung in front of a strobe, giving this psychedelic light.
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 7, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Fluorescence! A goby glows brightly on brain coral. I shot this using Nightsea filters: the fluorescence is excited by the blue light emitted through my strobes and then recorded through the Nightsea filter over my macro port.
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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A transitioning French Angelfish races across a coral reef. I photographed this scene with a slow-shutter speed while panning. This enabled me to show the speed while freezing the fish in action.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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"Just right!"
A cryptic teardrop crab peers out from the end of a tube sponge that's a perfect fit.
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Night Octopus! I came across this octopus on a night dive. It slid up against a wall of coral and spread itself wide. It changed colors and textures repeatedly while I took this photograph.
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date posted posted: Friday, December 18, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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The stern of the shipwreck Hilma Hooker is covered in colorful tube sponges and coral. A diver with video lights explores near the giant prop.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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"Hi! I'm really cute!"
A blenny peeks out from its home in a reef in Bonaire.
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 13, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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A French Angelfish is framed by a red sponge as it pushes its face in deep to take another bite.
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 6, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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This photo is best viewed enlarged to see detail: a diver enters the galley of the Kittiwake shipwreck, Grand Cayman. Metal tables that are rusting away are seen in the foreground.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"This Is Why I Live Here!"
A stingray is seen through the surface of a breaking wave, as the wave washes into my dome port.
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A tiny cryptic teardrop crab inside its cotton candy house! That's actually a purple vase sponge that I lit from the side, to create glow and show off the remarkable color of the sponge.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Silversides being hunted by tarpon inside a swim-through. I used a slow shutter speed 1/4 sec to show the movement of the silversides.
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date posted posted: Monday, November 16, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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The North Wall of Grand Cayman is spectacular! At depth, everything loses color and these sponges appeared a muted greyish-pink. I knew they had to be more colorful. A burst from my strobes revealed the stunning, bright purple.
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 8, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Swish"
During a shark dive in Roatan, the sharks were cruising down below. I kept an eye out above me, looking for a different shot. I love the way the movement of the shark's body curves around the sun.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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The USS-Kittiwake is one of my favorite dives. Every time I descend on it, the variety of light, sealife, conditions... inspire a photo!
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Adorable roughhead blenny!
I used f/2.8 to focus on just the blenny's eyes and cirri (horns), making them pop against the background.
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Rippled sunlight shimmers on a stingray. Photographed on a wavy day at Stingray Sandbar.
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The seahorses of Roatan are stunning!
Bright orange seahorse hiding in a gorgonian.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Coral polyps at night. I floated down below the coral and shot upward, one strobe angled from the side to provide texture and illuminate the back tentacles, and the other strobe giving a touch of fill light. These are the actual colors of the coral.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
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