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Octopus vulgaris
By Cumhur Gedikoglu
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Blue Planet
Location :Palau
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EF 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye USM : F8, 1/100, ISO 400
SEACAM silver CANON EOS1D X Mark II
SEACAM SEAFLASH 150 DIGITAL*2
Howshot M50 Video Light 5000/Lumen
By Yung Sen Wu
posted (6 days ago)
15 votes

Local inland wreck with on/off flash lighting.
By Spencer Burrows
posted (6 days ago)
15 votes

Glass Houses... prisoner or happy homeowner?
By Steven Miller
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

Bad Hair day.. heavy current in the shallows
By Steven Miller
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

Eubranchus mandapamensis
By Kelvin H.y. Tan
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

Get over it ... !

Grey Seal (pup) - Halichoerus grypus

Horsey, Norfolk, England
By Stefan Follows
posted (5 days ago)
13 votes

Delicate Feathers - Castle Reef - Aliwal Shoal
By Gemma Dry
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

Cleaning station
By Aleksandr Marinicev
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

Red whip coral lending  a strong contrast to the blue water column has always been a favorite.
By Billy Watson
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes
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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
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.
28 Votes
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ORBITAL MARITIME
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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
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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
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Mermaid queen by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Mermaid queen
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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
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White eyes, inky black
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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
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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
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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
view portfolio more shots by Doris Vierkötter
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Light Sabers
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Excellent angle and perfect focus!
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Papua New Guinea
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Pipefish,
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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
view portfolio more shots by Iyad Suleyman
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Sailfin blennie battle
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Excellent behaviour shot, well lit and perfectly captured!
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Atlantic (North American coastal) Netherlands Antilles
view portfolio more shots by Danny Van Belle
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Soft Coral Crab by John Parker
Soft Coral Crab
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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
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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
view portfolio more shots by Abimael Márquez
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No way out Giant Grouper breakfast ,
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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.
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Saint Lucia
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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
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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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Steven Miller
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Moonlight Ballet

(night underwater photo shooting in s... by Lucie Drlikova
Moonlight Ballet
(night underwater photo shooting in swimming pool)
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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
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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
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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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date posted posted: Sunday, August 2, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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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!!!
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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! ~
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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
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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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date posted posted: Monday, April 27, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bohol Sea Philippines
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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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date posted posted: Monday, March 16, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
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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.
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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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date posted posted: Monday, February 9, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mexico
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Gobi on a seapen
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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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date posted posted: Monday, January 26, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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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
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Amazing background, looking forward to seeing this one in high res.
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Pelagic octopus, free swimming at night off Kona, Hawaii - full size portrait version
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Beautiful subject and very well taken
50 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific United States
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