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The Kittiwake takes on a different perspective when you add a diver in for scale.
By Dwayne Dubois
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Double Trouble

Whip Coral Goby - Bryaninops yongei

Padagbai, Bali, Indonesia
By Stefan Follows
posted (5 days ago)
9 votes

Longimanus in Elphinstone !
By Claude Lespagne
posted (5 days ago)
9 votes

The USS Kittiwake has a ghostly feeling in black and white.  I love this wreck in Grand Cayman and continue to dive it every time I am there.
By Dwayne Dubois
posted (5 days ago)
9 votes

Image of a Hawaiian Sea Turtle we had the good fortune to come across during a recent dive.
By Chris Mckenna
posted (6 days ago)
6 votes

Stingray Sandbar is a special place to photograph on Grand Cayman! I have lots of photographs to go through from shooting there the other day, here’s one to start.
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (5 days ago)
5 votes

Don't forgot to smile 😊
By Yustus Mananggung
posted (5 days ago)
5 votes

One of the hardest for me to get -  this image of an isopod!
By Patricia Sinclair
posted (4 days ago)
5 votes

The Robust Roman
By Peet J Van Eeden
posted Yesterday
4 votes

Pool
By Sergiy Glushchenko
posted (6 days ago)
3 votes
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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
Portrait of a skeleton shrimp by Alvin Cheung
Portrait of a skeleton shrimp
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Incredible close up of such a peculiar critter!
20 Votes
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B L A Z I N G
Squid
(Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Beautiful use of light!
18 Votes
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"Chomp"
The privilege i had to witness this bait ball action right up and until the end was absolutely insane and will never be erased from the minds eye.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Incredible action shot
21 Votes
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inside a Mangrove lived american crocodile by Massimo Giorgetta
inside a Mangrove lived american crocodile
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Incredible over/under shot. Colors and focus are just perfect
33 Votes
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Fire gobies.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Great capture of this shy couple. Perfect focus and colors
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Philippines
view portfolio more shots by Mehmet Salih Bilal
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~ Solis as a Rock ~
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Beautiful capture of colour and depth, a place I wanna be!
19 Votes
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A walking octopus by Chun Zhou
A walking octopus
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
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Incredible and unique shot of this alien-like octopus
41 Votes
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Pygmy squid bringing home the bacon.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Incredible macro shot capturing just the right moment
30 Votes
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Sunny. by Sergey Lisitsyn
Sunny.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Great atmospheric shot with wonderful lighting and colors
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Russia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Russia
view portfolio more shots by Sergey Lisitsyn
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OMG...who did this
Acanthemblemaria Spinosa
Spineyhead blenny
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
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editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Very special shot! Love the expression on the face and the focus on the eggs
39 Votes
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LEAP
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
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Magnificent color scheme! Perfect focus. LOVE IT!
45 Votes
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1-2-3 by Viktor Vrbovský
1-2-3
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
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How to frogkick - a very unique shot of a swimming frog in the category manipulated
35 Votes
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A waterlily photographed in a pond in Belgium. The camera... by Filip Staes
A waterlily photographed in a pond in Belgium. The camera was held just below the surface. Nikon D 7100 in Hugyfot housing, Tokina 10-17mm é10mm, f16, 1/320, ISO200.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Very unique shot. Loving the angle and the composition.
40 Votes
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Snooted anemone and diver in front of early morning sun / no double exposure
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
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Wonderful composition and lighting. Amazing shot!
46 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
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2017
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editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Incredible shot of a very rare sighting. Just wonderful.
34 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
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Very unique image, it looks like out of a fairytale. Wonderful composition and great job on the post-processing.
22 Votes
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Colors by Francesco Pacienza
Colors
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
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Fabulous shot! I'm not sure how Francesco created this background, but I'm glad he did! Amazing.
29 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
view portfolio more shots by Francesco Pacienza
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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
Winner Monthly HotShots
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editor's comments

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Stunning composition, great use of lighting, and perfect pose of the model. Great job!
36 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
view portfolio more shots by Kelvin H.y. Tan
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White eyes, inky black
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
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.
25 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
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Wow! Spectacular colors, excellent separation from the background, great angle and capture! Clear winner.
33 Votes
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Nightfever
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
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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
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
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!
26 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
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
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
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

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!
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.
30 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
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Spectactular capture!! Lighting is perfect and the expression on both the fish is priceless!
48 Votes
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