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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2017

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Tiger . Lembeh strait . Nikon D800E with 105 macro and snooze
By Marchione Giacomo
posted (6 days ago)
18 votes

Mythical woman
By Plamena Mileva
posted (5 days ago)
16 votes

~ HandBrake ~
By Geo Cloete
posted (4 days ago)
12 votes

inside a Mangrove lived american crocodile
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (2 days ago)
12 votes

Eggs in the mouth
By Tony Yang
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

The remarkable relationship between the fishermen and whale sharks in remote west papua
By Tracey Jennings
posted (3 days ago)
11 votes

Honeycomb grouper. I loved the juxtaposition of the strong pattern against the coral.
By Pierre Mineau
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes

This tiny shrimp was clinging tightly to the end of a purple-tipped anemone during a strong current.
By Glenn Ostle
posted (4 days ago)
10 votes

Sunset at the Sandbar, the calm returns!
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (2 days ago)
10 votes

Lembeh strait - tiger shrimp in double exposure
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (2 days ago)
10 votes
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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
Rhinopias eschmeyeri (Rhino-fish), Lembeh strait
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2008
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2008 awards final round judging

editor's comments

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Great subject, filling the freame, what more do you want!
3 Votes
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All aboard the Manta Train!!   Olympus SP350, Inon fishey... by Christian Loader
All aboard the Manta Train!! Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens, natural light. Baa Atoll, Maldives.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2008
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It's rare to get a shot of receding, recurring subjects - almost unique with something the size of Mantas! Very contrasty, have you tried it B&W? Totally a hotshot from Christian.
62 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Maldives
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One of my most memorable marine life encounters. A baby s... by Cal Mero
One of my most memorable marine life encounters. A baby seal basking in the morning sun
Olympus sp-350
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2008
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good job you had your camera with you Cal
47 Votes
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All Stop - Prop of the Um El Farud Zurrieq Malta, covered... by Simon Theuma
All Stop - Prop of the Um El Farud Zurrieq Malta, covered with colourful sponges.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2008
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A wreck shot with a lot to offer - color, form, composition. Top drawer Simon!
48 Votes
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Golden dress by Zena Holloway
Golden dress
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2008
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This is how you shoot models underwater...
51 Votes
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Charging Nudi. Taken in Tenggol with Canon G9, Inon Z240 ... by Edvin Eng
Charging Nudi. Taken in Tenggol with Canon G9, Inon Z240 & lenses. Full frame.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2008
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For once I agree with the people's vote - a first rate nudi from Edvin
79 Votes
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Apnea World Championship in Maribor, 2007 by Dejan Sarman
Apnea World Championship in Maribor, 2007
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2008
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Great crop, great framing and composition. The action moving into frame from a disappearing point. A unique shot proving swimming pools can also provide subjects
37 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 27, 2008
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Slovenia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Slovenia
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retro nudi by Heru Suryoko
retro nudi
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2008
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I like my abstracts abstract - and colorful too! well done Heru
44 Votes
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Stella marina Astropecten aranciacus photographed in the ... by Fabrizio Frixa
Stella marina Astropecten aranciacus photographed in the Ionian Sea Near the marine park of the Islands of the Ciclopi.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2008
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A smashing study Fabrizio
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Ionian Sea Italy
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Italy
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Alien... composition of a Gonionemus murbachii and the ey... by Christian Skauge
Alien... composition of a Gonionemus murbachii and the eyes of a lemon sole, Microstomus kitt. Looks a little eerie :-)
Nikon D200 in Nexus housing.
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2007
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2007 awards final round judging

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ET phone home. Well done Christian!
49 Votes
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Mystic Clown
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2007
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A super display of photoshopping Larissa! At first glance it could be real!
34 Votes
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WRECK
Nikon D100 and 16mm by Marco Caraceni
WRECK
Nikon D100 and 16mm
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2007
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Ooo this is how you do a fisheye bowshot
23 Votes
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Reflection by Nicholas Samaras
Reflection
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2007
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Usually this type of surface reflection shot is done as a 180 degree spin so well done Nicholas on a new interpretation!
48 Votes
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Flying Dutch by Victor Amor
Flying Dutch
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2007
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This could almost be a misty topside shot, a fine wreck from Victor
15 Votes
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Clownfish and sunburst taken at Campsite 3, Ras Mohamed P... by Nikki Van Veelen
Clownfish and sunburst taken at Campsite 3, Ras Mohamed Park with E300.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2007
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I've not seen a clownfish in a sunburst before!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 21, 2007
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Egypt
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white shark incoming
Gans Bay
South Africa by Geoff Spiby
white shark incoming
Gans Bay
South Africa
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2007
Winner Monthly HotShots
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I usually say images with a central subject do not usuualy work. This proves the rules are meant to be broken. Awesome shot Geoff!
48 Votes
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Photo is taken in Florida with Nikon D80 by Andy Kutsch
Photo is taken in Florida with Nikon D80
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2007
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nice composition Andy creating 'something out of nothing'
37 Votes
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Happy Manatee,Taken at Crystal River FL. Camera nikon D-200 by Ray Eccleston
Happy Manatee,Taken at Crystal River FL. Camera nikon D-200
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2007
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always a 'pussycat' shot but hard to capture cleanly like this from Ray
17 Votes
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Diver discovers massive edible crab. 
Image taken at Eye... by Mike Clark
Diver discovers massive edible crab.
Image taken at Eyemouth, Scotland using a Nikon D70 with 10.5mm lens and 2 strobes.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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I love Eyemouth/St Abbs 'cos you can get great shots like this one from Mike
15 Votes
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Nik D200 - Composing
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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I'm not sure what this is about but you must admire Manfred's technique. This could be an album cover (sorry CD) perhaps?
13 Votes
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Blue Star @ sun set by Aaron Wong
Blue Star @ sun set
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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You can take u/w photos at any time of day!
41 Votes
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A jellyfish. Photo taken in the Philippines at night. C5050. by Mikel Cortes
A jellyfish. Photo taken in the Philippines at night. C5050.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2006
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A definitive Jelly shot Mikel
44 Votes
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nik D2x Maldives, Ari Atoll, Vakarufalhi, Photoshop
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2006
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Manfred's imagination (and photoshop skills) pulls another fantasy masterpiece out of the hat!
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 23, 2006
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
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The man and the sea
nikonos V and 16mm. by Marco Caraceni
The man and the sea
nikonos V and 16mm.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2006
Winner Monthly HotShots

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Super setup under/over shot (not over/under!) and on film (not digital!) too
35 Votes
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Turtle in cave by Martin Dalsaso
Turtle in cave
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2006
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The hardest thing to do is take a simple portrait. Well done Martin
43 Votes
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Galapagos Love. I'm honestly not sure exactly what these ... by Mathew Cook
Galapagos Love. I'm honestly not sure exactly what these two sharks were doing, maybe just a fluke behavior I snapped at the right time, or maybe not...? Ha ha.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2006
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A superior behavior shot, one in a million!
50 Votes
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Napoleon Wrasse performs for the camera at the Brothers i... by Fiona Ayerst
Napoleon Wrasse performs for the camera at the Brothers islands Southern Red Sea, in July 2006
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fiona fills the frame (again)
50 Votes
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