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Mantarray and diver, Cabo Piers México
By Alejandro Topete
posted (4 days ago)
22 votes

Thorny seahorse with snooted backlit.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (5 days ago)
19 votes

Black seahorse at BHB
By Beate Seiler
posted (6 days ago)
18 votes

Nudibranch (Felimare picta) in the Mediterranean sea.Shot taken with 10,5mm fisheye and 1,4x TC.
By Roland Bach
posted (5 days ago)
18 votes

Hiding pike, Haarlemmermeerse bos, The Netherlands.
By Filip Staes
posted (4 days ago)
18 votes

Algae Shrimp
@Anilao
By Julian Hsu
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Blenny at a wreck
By Beate Seiler
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

On a live aboard journey from Flores to Bali, this friendly Cuttlefish came so close to me. It almost felt like he was saying,
By Norm Vexler
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (4 days ago)
16 votes

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By Marc Van Den Broeck
posted (6 days ago)
15 votes
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Mauve stinger (lat. Pelagia noctiluca. Shot taken on the north coast of the balearic island Menorca.

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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
Snooted anemone and diver in front of early morning sun
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Wonderful composition and lighting. Amazing shot!
33 Votes
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This is one of the few shots in existence of this larval ... by Suzan Meldonian
This is one of the few shots in existence of this larval form of a Tripod fish. It is a creature from the deep, originally found at 15,000 feet in the Marianas Trench. Discovered while on a Black water dive over a depth of 600 feet in the Gulf Stream
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Incredible shot of a very rare sighting. Just wonderful.
29 Votes
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ORBITAL MARITIME
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
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Very unique image, it looks like out of a fairytale. Wonderful composition and great job on the post-processing.
21 Votes
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Colors by Francesco Pacienza
Colors
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
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Fabulous shot! I'm not sure how Francesco created this background, but I'm glad he did! Amazing.
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Italy
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Mermaid queen by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Mermaid queen
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
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Stunning composition, great use of lighting, and perfect pose of the model. Great job!
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: China
date posted Book a Dive Trip to China
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White eyes, inky black
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
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A truly unique shot for many reasons. Getting so close to sharks is a special moment itself. The shark almost seems like a ghost. The movements are nicely captured through the turbulences/reflection at the surface. Well deserved winner.
24 Votes
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SMILE! A playful parrotfish seem to smile at my dome by Pietro Cremone
SMILE! A playful parrotfish seem to smile at my dome
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2016
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Wow! Spectacular colors, excellent separation from the background, great angle and capture! Clear winner.
32 Votes
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Nightfever
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
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The magnificent background and stunning sharpness on the subject make this a remarkable shot! Well done!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 22, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Doris Vierkötter
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Light Sabers
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
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Excellent angle and perfect focus!
17 Votes
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Pipefish,
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
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Getting a shot like this is not easy! Very impressive and powerful image!
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Malaysia
view portfolio more shots by Iyad Suleyman
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Sailfin blennie battle
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
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Excellent behaviour shot, well lit and perfectly captured!
24 Votes
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Soft Coral Crab by John Parker
Soft Coral Crab
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016
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Impressive close-up! Perfect angle, great lighting, great background separation. THIS is how you shoot macro! Oh yeah, great subject as well!
14 Votes
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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.
26 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
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Puerto Rico
view portfolio more shots by Abimael Márquez
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No way out Giant Grouper breakfast ,
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
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Spectactular capture!! Lighting is perfect and the expression on both the fish is priceless!
45 Votes
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Jaws
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Amazing close-up! The detail on the almost-hatched eggs is stunning.
20 Votes
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Few encounters are more rewarding than shooting sunset splits with a wonderfully co-operative lemon shark.
— Subal underwater housing, Canon 1Dx, Canon EF8-15mm fisheye @ 15mm, f11, 1/160, ISO320, 2x Inon Z240 strobes
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2015
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Perfect split shot - ideal exposure on both top and bottom sides, with an excellent capture of the shark posing to the camera. Great shot!
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 16, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Bahamas
view portfolio more shots by Terry Steeley
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Happy Halloween! -I am your Father Luke, or Space Boy rides the Siphon Express... An Octo eye and siphon, no photoshop- just LR brushes, saturation, and some gin.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2015
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22 Votes
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Moonlight Ballet

(night underwater photo shooting in s... by Lucie Drlikova
Moonlight Ballet
(night underwater photo shooting in swimming pool)
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2015
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One of the best fashion shots I've seen!
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: United States
date posted Book a Dive Trip to United States
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Clearfin Lizardfish (Synodus dermatogenys) predating on J... by Luke Gordon
Clearfin Lizardfish (Synodus dermatogenys) predating on Juvenile Acanthuridae, right moment, right time
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2015
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Right moment, right time, right capture! Perfect fit! One of the best captures I've seen this month.
26 Votes
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"The Order of Things" - Life in the ocean is so unknown, yet we fly to the moon, experiment on Mars, all our research to find a human habitat in space in stead of understanding the ocean, a habitat that supports earth!!! A rather crazy notion!!!
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2015
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Extraordinary image! Nature's beauty at it's best with perfect composition adding to the "Order of things".
25 Votes
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~ Feed Me! ~
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2015
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Terrific angle and amazing capture! The sun rays really complement the background. Excellent photo!
33 Votes
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'Lemon Shark evening split'

Subal underwater housing, Canon 1Dx, Canon EF 8-15mm@15mm, f11, 1/160, ISO400, ambient light and Inon Z240 strobe
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2015
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One of the best captures we have seen here in months! Perfect framing of the subject, perfect lighting and awesome composition. Incredible shot!
29 Votes
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'Are you looking at me?' Whip Coral Benny.

Subal underwater housing, Canon 5D mk2, Canon 100mm macro, f18, 1/200, ISO200, Inon Z240 strobes, Subsee +5 diopter
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2015
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Underwater Photography is all about getting close and shooting low. This shot nails it!
28 Votes
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Blushing Yellow / Gobi
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2015
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21 Votes
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A curious baby humpback swims by me on the way to get a breath. The escort male is just visible behind momma. Despite the protection of the adult whales, two orcas killed and ate the baby the day after this photo was taken.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2015
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Magical shot showing the ocean's most majestic creatures and making us all jealous :) The ambient light here worked perfectly and the colors are deep and precise. Clear winner!
36 Votes
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Gobi on a seapen
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2015
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Captures nature in all its beauty and glory. I would hang this in my living room without hesitation.
44 Votes
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"A bugs' life" found this little shrimp walking across a ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"A bugs' life" found this little shrimp walking across a Sabella and could not resist... I had to take a shot :D
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2014
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Amazing background, looking forward to seeing this one in high res.
34 Votes
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