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Mythical woman
By Plamena Mileva
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

inside a Mangrove lived american crocodile
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (3 days ago)
16 votes

~ HandBrake ~
By Geo Cloete
posted (5 days ago)
13 votes

Lembeh strait - tiger shrimp in double exposure
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (2 days ago)
13 votes

This tiny shrimp was clinging tightly to the end of a purple-tipped anemone during a strong current.
By Glenn Ostle
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

The remarkable relationship between the fishermen and whale sharks in remote west papua
By Tracey Jennings
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

Variable neon slug with emperor shrimp, Puerto Galera, The Philippines.
By Filip Staes
posted (3 days ago)
11 votes

Frame within a frame
By Taner Atilgan
posted (3 days ago)
11 votes

Sunset at the Sandbar, the calm returns!
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (3 days ago)
11 votes

Red flowers
By Plamena Mileva
posted (2 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!
Two guys at work
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2013
Winner Monthly HotShots
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53 Votes
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Jeans by Dmitry Vinogradov
Jeans
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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At first glance a snapshot but then... it's also a well thought out and dramatic fashion shoot Not easy to balance above and below with flash (above?) in low light
26 Votes
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Resigned ... by Lucie Drlikova
Resigned ...
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2013
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deceptively simple but well thought out. usually model shots are a tight crop and central placement so this is deliberate composition designed to be uneasy on the eye. look at the subtle red stilettos. note no pool tiles but proper neutral background
43 Votes
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diving at sunset by Sergiy Glushchenko
diving at sunset
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The photo opportunities don't finish when you surface!
34 Votes
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Crab Hang on Sea Urchin..
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An artful macro shot that simply hops out of the crowd !
38 Votes
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Blastomussa spp.
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Looks simple but it is really not easy to prevent outburning of these extreme colours. Nice structures, nice colours and pleasing DOF.
29 Votes
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"Great Apparition"
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2012
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Brilliant shark shot with superb light and the "splash in effect" gives the little extra. Very well done, Christian. Save the sharks !
53 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Christian Vizl
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Planet
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Meeting of 2 universes. A shot that drives our fantasy : simple, spheric, genius...and well photographed !
43 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 8, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Philippine Sea Guam
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Guam
view portfolio more shots by Tony Cherbas
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Commensal shrimp with eggs and Anemonefish on backgraund
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Patience, technique, lightning, composition and the eye for the ideal moment created this winning shot ! Iyad posted several strong photos to the contest in August, but this one has the "little extra" ! Great job, Iyad :-)
40 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Iyad Suleyman
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Stern of the Kittiwake - Grand Cayman
Nikon 700, 10-17 fisheye lens, f.22, 1/125, ISO 200, Natural light
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2012
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I thought I already saw all possible shots and shooting angles of the Kittiwake.....but then our newcomer Elaine hops on the stage and surprised me with this well thought shot. And it's not that easy to impress me ! VERY well done, Elaine :-)
49 Votes
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Pescador Island view by Marcello Di Francesco
Pescador Island view
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A shot with lots of details, pleasing colours and nice composition. This photo even makes non-swimmers falling in love with the underwater world - Very well done, Marcello !
36 Votes
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Grand Cenote 374
Woman inside Grand Cenote in Tulum, Qui... by Christian Vizl
Grand Cenote 374
Woman inside Grand Cenote in Tulum, Quintana Roo, receiving the last rays of sun. Inspiring image transmitting the awe that this magnificent natural wonder produce on our souls...it`s crystal clear freshwater!
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2012
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Painting with light at its best, Christian ! And I love the pose of the model !
49 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, April 20, 2012
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Mexico
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...trapped in ice
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Winter, Autuum & Spring : 3 seasons in one underwater photo ! What looks simple on the first view shows a great piece of photography fine arts on the second. Great shot, Veronika....THIS one, I would hang on my wall :-)
31 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 12, 2012
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Czech Republic
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Czech Republic
view portfolio more shots by Veronika Matějková
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CHE BEL RIPARO
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2012
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A Nudi under her umbrella ;-) Unusual shot with vivid colours and with a composition that simply works perfect. Let the Nudi just crawl 1 mm. more upwards and that tubeworm would disappear in his tube - A perfect timing as well. Great Job, Salvatore !
72 Votes
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Strong beauty in Mexican cavern
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2012
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well thought out and executed model shot Martin
70 Votes
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NOW YOU!
Special poker game - realized in the pool at the Palm Garden Resort of click here in Phuket, Thailand.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2011
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The most talked about, top voted image of the month! It's an object lesson in using models professionally. Deceptively simple - how would you get the cards to stick to the table? Hide the reg's? direct the action? Top Notch Frank!
118 Votes
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Red Sea wreck interior view
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a simple but effective study of a wreck interior that leads your eye around
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, November 11, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Egypt
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A swarm around a diver near the liberty-wreck in tulamben/bali.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2011
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There were some great shots this month but this one got the most moderator votes by far...
91 Votes
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Goby on tunicate. Seraya, Bali
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2011
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this shot breaks all the rules (small central subject) but does it with so much style it's brilliant!
76 Votes
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the wreck of SS Borghild , resting on nice sandy bottom on 150 feet.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2011
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Super shot of great technical difficulty. Great feel of awe, I love the blurred diver showing it was a long exposure
36 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, August 1, 2011
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Norwegian Sea Norway
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Norway
view portfolio more shots by Harald Fauske
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"After the Sunset at the Red Sea Reef"
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2011
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The technical problem with over/unders is balancing light above/below - typically 2-3 stops different. Usually a battle in bright sunlight so genius to wait until dusk. I can't remember anyone else trying it. Great technical shot Henry!
53 Votes
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Patrol Boat 119 - I took this shot 13 minutes after this new shipwreck touched oceans ground. Lots of dirt & dust clouds....the ship's stern was totally covered by a sand cloud that time. Ambient light shot, converted to B/W.
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this not only breaks the record for shooting a wreck so soon after shooting it's also a super composition - but then you'd expect that from Rico!
71 Votes
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Freediving competition in swimming pool / Dahab
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2011
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Now we don't get that many great swimming pool shots but this one is surreal! It breaks the golden rule about not shooting anything swimming away from you but it has such a strong disappearing point to balance it out. And look at that shadow.
18 Votes
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" O SOLE MIO "
This scorpion fish trying to be the "Underwater - Pavarotti" smile
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2011
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a superb behavior shot Roland
68 Votes
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Once in a lifetime chance! A mother Humpback Whale stops by for a visit while diving off Molokai off the coast of Maui. This was more stunning than the Hammerheads we saw. These beautiful mammals make a long journey to Hawaii to raise their calves.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2011
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Super mug shot of a huge Critter Steven
55 Votes
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After Tramontana ( strong wind from north ) to much reflections to use the strobe. But natural light makes the jelly ( pelagia noctiluca ) not ugly. smile
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2011
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classic sun behind the jelly shot Roland
53 Votes
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Crystal River Manatee, baby. by Becky Kagan
Crystal River Manatee, baby.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2011
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nice 'in yer face' manatee Becky
38 Votes
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