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Diver and lions mane jelly
By Rune Edvin Haldorsen
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Male blanket octopus.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Hanifaru Bay Mantas
By Joerg Blessing
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

Vis wreck laying on 60m
By Rene B. Andersen
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Swiming in the River, Las Estacas México
By Alejandro Topete
posted (4 days ago)
9 votes

In the green
By Rune Edvin Haldorsen
posted (5 days ago)
8 votes

Caugt - These are caught to serve as cleaner fish in salmon farms. The cleaning starions for wild fish will therefore dissapear.
By Rune Edvin Haldorsen
posted (4 days ago)
8 votes

Freak

Painted Frogfish - Antennarius pictus

Bali, Indonesia
By Stefan Follows
posted (4 days ago)
8 votes

LEON
By John Loving
posted (3 days ago)
8 votes

Glossoris sp. 1 (NSSI2)/Photographed with a Canon 60 mm macro lens at Lembeh, Indonesia
By Laurie Slawson
posted (3 days ago)
8 votes
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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
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
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2014
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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.
33 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.
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2013
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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.
57 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!
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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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
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2013
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53 Votes
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Jeans by Dmitry Vinogradov
Jeans
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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 !
54 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
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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
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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 !
50 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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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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