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when the sun was my 3rd strobe
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (6 days ago)
22 votes

In a symbiotic relationship, a small shrimp cleans out the hole it shares with a goby who keeps a lookout for predators.
By Glenn Ostle
posted (6 days ago)
22 votes

Coral pipefish
By John Parker
posted (4 days ago)
17 votes

A small cuttlefish hides in a patch of coral in Lembeh.
By Glenn Ostle
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Barracuda on a Shipwreck
By Henley Spiers
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

Chromodoris Willani
By Caner Candemir
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

Small fish with another fish in its mouth having just eaten whole
By Niall Deiraniya
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

Cling fish at Pintuyan house reef
By Beate Seiler
posted (5 days ago)
13 votes

Say arrrrrr
By John Parker
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

Soft coral crab. At Romblon, Philippines. By sony 6500.
By Qunyi Zhang
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes
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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
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.
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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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divers and crystal water...a dream
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2010
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The subject of this shot is not a cave, it is light - and good viz!
39 Votes
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Sea Lion, Galapagos
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2010
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superb, intensely personal portrait with bags of ahhhh factor
44 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, November 12, 2010
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Ecuador
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Ecuador
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Sand pipefish
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2010
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perfect focus on the eyes - this shot is about depth of field (or lack of it) - well done Jagwang!
50 Votes
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"Nightmare"
Hairy frogfish, Lembeh
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Hippy froggy?
56 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Sulu and Sulawesi Seas Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
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Evelio exploring the wreck.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2010
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Wreck of the month from Abimael
34 Votes
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Harlequin shrimp
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Aleksandr posted another similar one this month proving great shots are like buses. You wait a long time and they all come at once!
43 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 16, 2010
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
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Posta Fibreno Lake Italy
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Just wonderful, look at the light
42 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Italy
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Italy
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30m Encounter with 'Lady Grace' the 3.5-4m tiger. Taken at Lake Reef in Fiji.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2010
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shark shot of the month!
55 Votes
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"OK, I'm ready for my close up." .................Tiny 15mm Western Cleaner Clingfish (Cochleoceps bicolor)
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A great study in depth of field - and orange. The popular vote has it this month!
73 Votes
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Ice boat ... it was quite cold last week in Switzerland.
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This should not be a HOTshot! But it is!
58 Votes
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Minke Whale by Steffen Binke
Minke Whale
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super big critter shot Steffan
34 Votes
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the circle
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2010
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Nudi Of the Month!
36 Votes
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Hairy Squatlobster "Reanimated".
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2009
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GET YOUR HAIRCUT!
39 Votes
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The last supper...
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2009
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Wow, Da Vinci would have done it this way if he were a diver! Are there any hidden messages though? Dray has come along in leaps and bounds and I can see he is approaching Photoshop Grand Master, Manfred Bail
30 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Egypt
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"Black Silk" changed to mono in PS by Debi Henshaw
"Black Silk" changed to mono in PS
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shape, form, action Debi captures it all with this one
40 Votes
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Dolphins flight
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Great shot
61 Votes
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Roaring Silence
Diver explores wreck of a sunken fregate.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2009
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superb feel, sense of scale, and depth. Simple but not an accidental shot!
35 Votes
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Divespot Shaab Rumi/Sudan; Precontinent II, Cousteau-house from 1963. Nikon D2Xs, Nikon Zoom AF 12 - 24 mm; 2 flashes: Seacam Seaflash 150 TTL, Seacam flash Mini 100. Model: Karin.
Precontinent II is one of my absolute topspots worldwide!
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2009
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This is how you shoot models. It's the top people's vote for the month too. The people have good taste!
497 Votes
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This swimming pig came out to meet us in our tender at Bi... by Carol Benbrook
This swimming pig came out to meet us in our tender at Big Majors near Staniel Cay in the Bahamas, the crew from the boat are standing on the beach behind.
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I've seen pigs that could fly - but swim? Totally unique shot Carol, well done!
42 Votes
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Red Jellyfish backlit by sun.  Ningaloo Reef, Western Aus... by Ross Gudgeon
Red Jellyfish backlit by sun. Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Canon 50D & Tokina 10-17
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2009
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A backlit jelly may be a cliche but for a subject to become a cliche it must be worth revisiting (and Ross's one proves it!)
65 Votes
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Chess III ; Victory round...
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2009
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Dray entered a couple on this theme. All good. This one is my favorite
19 Votes
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