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Eagle Rey
By Plamena Mileva
posted (6 days ago)
22 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (6 days ago)
20 votes

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By Chun Zhou
posted (6 days ago)
19 votes

Close up of a Greater pipefish (syngnathus acus) Zeeland, The Netherlands.
By Filip Staes
posted (2 days ago)
19 votes

Juvenile Queen Trigger
By Henley Spiers
posted (6 days ago)
18 votes

FINDING PARASITE
Yos Lembeh
By Manbd Uidive
posted (6 days ago)
18 votes

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Tube anemone
By Lilian Koh
posted (5 days ago)
17 votes

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Lemon Goby with eggs
(Lubricogobius exiguus)
By Lilian Koh
posted (5 days ago)
17 votes

Under the jetty, Arborek, Raja4divers, Raja Ampat.
By Filip Staes
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Sweet love.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (5 days ago)
16 votes
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A jaw fish with hundred new life in its mouth. I spent 4 dives to search and wait this shoot.

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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
Inspired by nearby competition, this male humpback put so... by Tyania Diffin
Inspired by nearby competition, this male humpback put some serious power into this series of forward lunges. In 7 years of whale watching, I had never seen a lunge like this from this angle. Taken with a canon 350d and 70-300 lens.
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This is only Tyania's second entry in the photo contest! Superb!
93 Votes
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Pygmy Portrait. D2x, 105mm, 2xteleconverter and lots of cussing.
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Absolutely the last Pygmy Seahorse to win our monthly comp! It's good to go out on a high note. No more please, even the Doc won't top this one...
61 Votes
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Female Tiger Shark,natural light, what an awesome animal! by Roger Horrocks
Female Tiger Shark,natural light, what an awesome animal!
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This ain't awesome - it's AWESOME - well done Roger
79 Votes
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Mutation – Three Eyed Spotted Pufinopolis. Found only in ... by Glenn Poulain
Mutation – Three Eyed Spotted Pufinopolis. Found only in the early spring time off the Hawaiian Islands.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2006
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You're diving a bit to close to those nuclear power station outpipes Glen! Seriously, we have never seen anything like this before and probably never will again ;-)
21 Votes
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I was very lucky when I saw this harlequin shrimp climbin... by Erika Antoniazzo
I was very lucky when I saw this harlequin shrimp climbing down the edge of a sponge to get to the arm of a starfish that was lying at the bottom of it. No, I didn't put it there, but someone else may have done so before me and I just got lucky smile
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2006
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Oooooo zoom me!
26 Votes
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Does the light not always shine on Beauty? The mermaid of... by Michael Canzoniero
Does the light not always shine on Beauty? The mermaid off sunset house GC.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2005
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We've had this subject before but this is the best treatment
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 31, 2005
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
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diver photographing a school of barrcuda at malpelo islan... by Ofer Ketter
diver photographing a school of barrcuda at malpelo island, colombia
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A fish ball, an underwater photographer, and light. Its what we all enjoy! In this case who needs color?
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
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Zero Altitude.
Japenese Zero found about 5 years ago in Kimbe Bay, New Britain, PNG.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2005
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Nice Pacific plane wreck - works well in B&W
48 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 9, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
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the monster of Gaber el Bint by Ran Marom
the monster of Gaber el Bint
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Its nice to see a humorous shot and you must admit this one is unique!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, September 26, 2005
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
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Jelly Fish in Panama City Florida taken with a Canon 20D ... by Michael Shope
Jelly Fish in Panama City Florida taken with a Canon 20D 100mm lens and dual strobes.
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a classic jelly shot with negative space behind
43 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 20, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Yellowbarred Jawfish with eggs. Taken in Kapalai. by Beverly Speed
Yellowbarred Jawfish with eggs. Taken in Kapalai.
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An unusual but convenient place to store your offspring!
74 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Solomon Islands, Ghizo, wreck with tanks, Nik.RS.
via photoshop diver included.
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Im not sure about the colored lamp - but nice diagonals!
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 11, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
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Porcelain Crab in Anemone, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji (Nikon F4, A... by Andrew Dawson
Porcelain Crab in Anemone, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji (Nikon F4, Aquatica housing, 105mm Macro, Fuji Velvia 50)
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2005
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Now this is a fantastic use of negative space and rule of thirds
53 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 3, 2005
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Oceanic White tip with Pilot Fish. Taken at Daedelus Reef... by Len Deeley
Oceanic White tip with Pilot Fish. Taken at Daedelus Reef, Egyptian Red Sea in November 2004. Image taken while snorkelling as the shark circled the diveboat.
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Zoom this one...
125 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Tufi Mandarin. D100 in a Titan housing, 105mm lens. Shot ... by Ron Lagerlof
Tufi Mandarin. D100 in a Titan housing, 105mm lens. Shot on the house reef at Tufi in PNG.
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Now here's a tie-dye, pychedelic, hippy fish! Who needs Photoshop when you look like this?
92 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, December 17, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Scrawled Filefish, Palau by Erin Quigley
Scrawled Filefish, Palau
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This portrait fills the frame very nicely
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 4, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Manta Ray Feeding on the surface at Sangalaki , Indonesia... by Roger Munns
Manta Ray Feeding on the surface at Sangalaki , Indonesia . Sometimes over 100 can be seen lining up in the current for lunch.
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Nice Under/Over surface reflection shot of a Manta Roger
41 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 7, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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This seahorse and its partner lived in Paradise 1 ( Mabul... by Roger Munns
This seahorse and its partner lived in Paradise 1 ( Mabul, Borneo ) for a long time nice and shallow. Many a deco stop was spent trying for something different with the last few shots of a roll .
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Roger explains one secret of u/w photographs like this - many rolls of film! Well done!
51 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, September 24, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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I had just a fraction of a second to pull my hands, holdi... by Johannes Felten
I had just a fraction of a second to pull my hands, holding the camera, back into the cage before this cutie was almost in my face. This is one of those moments in which I miss a motor winder in my Nikonos V. Dyer island, Gansbaai, South Africa.
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Glad you kept your fingers Johannes!
59 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 30, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Taken at Dyer Island, South Africa, which is Great White ... by Johannes Felten
Taken at Dyer Island, South Africa, which is Great White Shark territory. Because of the thousands of seals around, it was difficult getting a shot of just one by itself.
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I bet Johannes had one eye over his shoulder taking this!
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 13, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Grey Reef Shark, Apataki Atoll, French Polynesia by Mike Veitch
Grey Reef Shark, Apataki Atoll, French Polynesia
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This is how to fill your frame with a subject!
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 30, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
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These wrasses were oblivious to my presence while fightin... by Nonoy Tan
These wrasses were oblivious to my presence while fighting over territory.
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A keenly observed behavior shot
59 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 10, 2003
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Freediving with this female whaleshark in Mozambique was ... by Andrew Woodburn
Freediving with this female whaleshark in Mozambique was a stunning experience. Sea & sea MM2 ex +16mm
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natural light shot with a human giving a sense of scale. Pleanty of Whale shark shots, this one is in the top 5%
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B24 Liberator Bomber ditched in 1944 indonesia lying @22m... by Andrew Woodburn
B24 Liberator Bomber ditched in 1944 indonesia lying @22m. All crew survived
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Here's a nice B/W fisheye shot. Not many U/W shots work looking down - here's one that does!
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 25, 2003
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
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name/blawa, nikonosV 12mm sea&sea lenses + strobe, locati... by Peter Moses Paltinger
name/blawa, nikonosV 12mm sea&sea lenses + strobe, location/andamanen sea @ hin daeng @ lunchtime
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nice positioning pays off for Peter's shot
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 19, 2002
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Cave,Sagres, F90x by José Augusto Silva
Cave,Sagres, F90x
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Nice atmospheric shot José
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
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Sea-Horse, Porto Alga (Polignano - Bari) Italy by Giorgio Puppi
Sea-Horse, Porto Alga (Polignano - Bari) Italy
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Here's a nice example of color contrast. Good shot Giorgio!
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2002
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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