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Eagle Rey
By Plamena Mileva
posted (6 days ago)
22 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (6 days ago)
20 votes

Cannot close more
By Chun Zhou
posted (6 days ago)
19 votes

Close up of a Greater pipefish (syngnathus acus) Zeeland, The Netherlands.
By Filip Staes
posted (2 days ago)
19 votes

Juvenile Queen Trigger
By Henley Spiers
posted (6 days ago)
18 votes

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Yos Lembeh
By Manbd Uidive
posted (6 days ago)
18 votes

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Tube anemone
By Lilian Koh
posted (5 days ago)
17 votes

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Lemon Goby with eggs
(Lubricogobius exiguus)
By Lilian Koh
posted (5 days ago)
17 votes

Under the jetty, Arborek, Raja4divers, Raja Ampat.
By Filip Staes
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Sweet love.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (5 days ago)
16 votes
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A jaw fish with hundred new life in its mouth. I spent 4 dives to search and wait this shoot.

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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
"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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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.
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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
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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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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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- Crossways - Tarpon hunting Silversides. This is an image I've been striving for, for over a year now....
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Incredible shot!
71 Votes
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APOCALYPSE
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After so many shots from stingray city, hard to imagine you would pull of such a special one. Very well done!
56 Votes
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An over/under of a bluebottle (physalia physalis) I love how the pneumatophore (air bladder) of this bluebottle caught the light from my underwater strobe and lit up like a fluorescent tube!! Amazing!
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This is a clear winner, due to the perfect balanced lighting used here, matching the scene and the subject in every aspect. Stunning shot!
49 Votes
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turban snail newport morning by Dale Kobetich
turban snail newport morning
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Wow, every beginning photographer should take a close look at this composition. All the rules, perfectly met in one shot.
62 Votes
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Compass Jellyfish and sunburst, Lundy Island by Nick Blake
Compass Jellyfish and sunburst, Lundy Island
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2014
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Wow Nick, this one is for the books.
52 Votes
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Face to faces
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Very cool, well taken.
33 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Brazil
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Golden Tail Moray (Gymnothorax miliaris)
Bonaire, Netherland Antilles
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2014
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Love the smile.
31 Votes
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over-under with Gilbert by Mathieu Foulquié
over-under with Gilbert
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Beautiful over and under. This is some photo shoot you did for the toads there Mathieu, great work.
45 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: France
date posted Book a Dive Trip to France
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A Spanish Dancer treating me to its graceful dance. by Valda Fraser
A Spanish Dancer treating me to its graceful dance.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2014
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Wow, one of my favorites. Your second Orange over Blue shot, maybe I have a weakness for this color combination. Very well taken.
32 Votes
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"WAI: THE UNDERWATER QUARTER"
Raja Ampat, Marti model shot
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2013
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Beautiful over and under shot. It is so difficult to catch such a perfect shot, well done Isabella!
43 Votes
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Tiger
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2013
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Beautiful tiger shrimp with snoot like lighting. Great shot, shows that lighting is the key to make a shot stand out from the crowd.
63 Votes
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I lay on sand quietly watching this chap. Loved it when he opened his mouth for the cleaners.
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This ones is a clear winner. A classic CFWA and great work having the complete body in focus. Well done, a personal favorite for me.
56 Votes
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"MARINE CANADIAN FLAG"
supermacro about spanish dancer gills
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2013
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50 Votes
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Turtles Mating, Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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Love this shot!
51 Votes
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Tarpon entering grotto at dawn
During daytime silversides hide in caverns, swim-throughs, grottos and wrecks. As dawn settles the predators follow them.
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Outstanding behavior shot Ellen!
59 Votes
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Hallelujah
Such light wants to make me sing!
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44 Votes
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Freediver at Ex-USS Kittiwake by Ellen Cuylaerts
Freediver at Ex-USS Kittiwake
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At first glance, thumbnail size this image doesn't have anything to say. Just another bow wreck shot. But when you zoom it... it tells a story and draws you in. Well done Ellen
37 Votes
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Two guys at work
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