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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
Eye of cone snail
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2019 awards final round judging
Emperor shrimp on the chromodoris.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2018
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2018 awards final round judging
Travel Safely Mantas
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2018
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2018 awards final round judging
small gobi on a seafeather
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Roar
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2018
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2018 awards final round judging
A Couple or Brother
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2018
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2018 awards final round judging
swimmingpool
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning surreal photo! Very well executed.
Happy Halloween Shrimp
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2018
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2018 awards final round judging

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Incredible close up of such a peculiar critter!
B L A Z I N G
Squid
(Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2018
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2018 awards final round judging

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Beautiful use of light!
"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!
Final RoundThrough to 2018 awards final round judging

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Incredible action shot
inside a Mangrove lived american crocodile
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Incredible over/under shot. Colors and focus are just perfect
Fire gobies.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Great capture of this shy couple. Perfect focus and colors
~ Solis as a Rock ~
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful capture of colour and depth, a place I wanna be!
A walking octopus
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Incredible and unique shot of this alien-like octopus
Pygmy squid bringing home the bacon.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Incredible macro shot capturing just the right moment
Sunny.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Great atmospheric shot with wonderful lighting and colors
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
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Very special shot! Love the expression on the face and the focus on the eggs
LEAP
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Magnificent color scheme! Perfect focus. LOVE IT!
1-2-3
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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How to frogkick - a very unique shot of a swimming frog in the category manipulated
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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Very unique shot. Loving the angle and the composition.
Snooted anemone and diver in front of early morning sun / no double exposure
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2017
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Wonderful composition and lighting. Amazing shot!
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
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Incredible shot of a very rare sighting. Just wonderful.
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

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Very unique image, it looks like out of a fairytale. Wonderful composition and great job on the post-processing.
Colors
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Fabulous shot! I'm not sure how Francesco created this background, but I'm glad he did! Amazing.
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
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Stunning composition, great use of lighting, and perfect pose of the model. Great job!
White eyes, inky black
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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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.
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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Wow! Spectacular colors, excellent separation from the background, great angle and capture! Clear winner.
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