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Clownfish with Retra snoot
By Magali Marquez
posted (4 days ago)
2 votes

bleny, panasonic GH4, panasonic 60mm macro lens, two sea and sea flash, nauticam housing GH4
By Noel Lopez
posted (3 days ago)
2 votes

just cruising (taken under permit)
By Arun Madisetti
posted (2 days ago)
2 votes

Juvenile wolf eel curious about me.
By David Sisson
posted (3 days ago)
1 votes

Bullshark season 2021
By Ramon Magana
posted (2 days ago)
1 votes

been after a shot like this for years (taken under permit)
By Arun Madisetti
posted 06:05 CST Today (6 hours ago)
1 votes

School of Bluestripe Snapper (Lutjanus kasmira)
By Oksana Maksymova
posted Yesterday
0 votes

spotted cleaner chimp, on anemone, canon 60D , canon lens 60mm, two ikelite subtrobe, DS125, seam housing
By Noel Lopez
posted 07:37 CST Today (5 hours ago)
0 votes

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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
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.
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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
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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.
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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
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"After the Sunset at the Red Sea Reef"
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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.
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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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Final RoundThrough to 2010 awards final round judging

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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
view portfolio more shots by Aleksandr Marinicev
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Sand pipefish
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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.
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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
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2010
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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
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2009
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Great shot
61 Votes
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