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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!
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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Final RoundThrough to 2007 awards final round judging

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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!
Final RoundThrough to 2007 awards final round judging

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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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Final RoundThrough to 2006 awards final round judging

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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
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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
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Fiona fills the frame (again)
50 Votes
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Strange Encounter. Originally a so-so/lifeless shot of so... by Mathew Cook
Strange Encounter. Originally a so-so/lifeless shot of some coral. Mirrored and worked with Photoshop.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2006
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We prefer natural shots and don't want to encourage image manipulation but this is such a strong image from Mathew
22 Votes
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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.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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!
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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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
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2005
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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
view portfolio more shots by Rand Mcmeins
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the monster of Gaber el Bint by Ran Marom
the monster of Gaber el Bint
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2005
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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.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2005
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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
view portfolio more shots by Manfred Bail
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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.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2005
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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.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2004
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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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