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Gas flame nudibranchs occur on both sides of the Cape Peninsula. They are highly variable in color from pale, yellow to dark blue tips. They feed on bryozoans and are the hallmark of The Cape Peninsula’s Nudibranchs.
By Peet J Van Eeden
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Zeus faber
By Walter Bassi
posted (6 days ago)
9 votes

PINK EYE GOBY
Anilao Photo Academy
Anilao, Philippines
Camera: Nikon z7 + SMC1
Lens: Nikon 105mm
Housing: Nauticam housing
Strobe: Inon z240 x2
Settings: iso8 F10 1/200
By Qunyi Zhang
posted (6 days ago)
9 votes

All In a Line
By Conor Culver
posted (6 days ago)
8 votes

Tiger Shrimp,Tulamben,Bali,WonderDiveBali
By Aleksandr Marinicev
posted (5 days ago)
8 votes

Blue Dot Sea Hare
By Aleksandr Marinicev
posted (5 days ago)
8 votes

Blenny in the sponge, Plataforma Tiburon México
By Alejandro Topete
posted (5 days ago)
8 votes

Pygmy seahorse
By Oksana Maksymova
posted (5 days ago)
8 votes

Yellow pilots
By Marc Van Den Broeck
posted (6 days ago)
7 votes

Big Bang
By Jérome Mirande
posted (6 days ago)
7 votes
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This category shows the winning images from the monthly HotShots i.e. the Best of the Best!
Roaring Silence
Diver explores wreck of a sunken fregate.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2009
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2009 awards final round judging

editor's comments

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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
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2009 awards final round judging

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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.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2009
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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
Winner Monthly HotShots
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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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Unbelievable...I was cleaning my photo equipment at the pool and justat this moment a leguan come in the pool to drink fresh water. I dive to the buttom of the pool and make my shot !!! Thank you, little Godzilla...
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 central subject shouldn't be your first choice but I'm being picky. It's a very rare shot!
54 Votes
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Girl with softcoral - Nikon D2Xs, Seacam-housing, Nikon Zoom 12-24 mm, Flash Seacam Mini100 (manual setting) - Model: Tanja
Winner Monthly HotShots

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just look at that old US divers mask. You can't get them any more but they were the classic mask for photography. Add a beautiful model, foreground interest, tilt the head. This shot was not an accident!
69 Votes
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Glossodoris cruenta. A great find in the last few minutes... by Chad Ordelheide
Glossodoris cruenta. A great find in the last few minutes of our last dive in Lombok.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2009
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nudi of the month!
43 Votes
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Skydiver. A diver suspended in the clear waters of an Aus... by Richard Harris
Skydiver. A diver suspended in the clear waters of an Australian Sinkhole.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2008
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it's about the light
48 Votes
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Coconut or Veined Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) with it's shell - Puri Jati, Bali (Canon G9, Inon D2000w)
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2008 awards final round judging

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tidy and perfectly framed
61 Votes
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Taken in Nuweiba with Emperor Divers in Egypt, this was t... by Maria Munn
Taken in Nuweiba with Emperor Divers in Egypt, this was taken with a Fuji Finepix F31D compact camera and an Inon Wide Angle lens on the Underwater Setting whilst doing a headstand to fit it all in!
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2008
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an exceptional effort Maria
47 Votes
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Rhinopias eschmeyeri (Rhino-fish), Lembeh strait
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2008
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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
Winner Monthly HotShots
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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
Winner Monthly HotShots
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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
Winner Monthly HotShots
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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
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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
Winner Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2007 awards final round judging

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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
Winner Monthly HotShots
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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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