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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Great Australian Bight (2)

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squid at night
By Dave Baxter
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Reflections of a seahorse in C minor
By Dave Baxter
posted (Last month)
7 votes

Leafy sea dragon
By Dave Baxter
posted (Last month)
6 votes

Tasseled angler
By Dave Baxter
posted (Last month)
5 votes

blennie in orange - which is the new black
By Dave Baxter
posted (6 days ago)
5 votes

mating squid
By Dave Baxter
posted (Last month)
4 votes

The annual spider crab migration with diver
By Dave Baxter
posted (last week)
4 votes

bobbit squid
By Dave Baxter
posted (Last month)
3 votes

file fish and hitch hiker
By Dave Baxter
posted (Last month)
3 votes

southern dumpling squid
By Dave Baxter
posted (Last month)
3 votes
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Smile!! - This cute sub 5m female Great White has the perfect smile. This photo I particularly like as it gives her some character and goes a long way to dispelling the myth caused by all the open mouth aggressive GWS shots.
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32 Votes
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Scream - Paris the Short Fin Mako taken at North Neptune Island, South Australia.This feisty sub 3m female mako shark turned up during a Great White Shark tagging trip chasing away a 5m Great White. She loved the camera just like Paris Hilton
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42 Votes
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Majesty - This shot shows a female white shark showing dominance towards another white shark (if you look hard you can see the other one in front of her nose). The lowered pecs is not an aggressive sign but does show she is the more dominent
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25 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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Meet Moo!!!, This 4+ Metre male Great White shark has returned 12 years in a row to the Neptune Islands in South Australia. This shot was taken by laying on the marlin board of the boat and leaning the camera into the water.
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28 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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Playing around on the back of the boat with over/under shots and a playful teenage white shark. Pole Cams are for pussies, real men lay on the back of the marlin board and hold the camera underwater, definitely gets the heart racing.
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27 Votes
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"Red Eyed Dragon". Leafy Seadragon taken off Kangaroo Island.
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21 Votes
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Jelly Fish Australia ,Port Phillip Bay Victoria Nikon by Linley Jean-Yves Bignoux
Jelly Fish Australia ,Port Phillip Bay Victoria Nikon
3 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 6, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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Leafy Seadragon in Profile. Taken off Kangaroo Island in South Australia as part of research project earlier this year.
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28 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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Wide Open Ocean ,Australia ,Melbourne EOS 7D by Linley Jean-Yves Bignoux
Wide Open Ocean ,Australia ,Melbourne EOS 7D
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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Who are you looking at? Leafy Seadragon taken off Kangaroo Island in South Australia - very interactive and interested seadragon who kept watching to see what I was doing.
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27 Votes
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It is a widely held misconception that Great White sharks... by Sam Cahir
It is a widely held misconception that Great White sharks only breach in South Africa. Freckles is a 4m male who is an aerial specialist attacking baits at up to 56 K's an hour to enable him to launch his entire body out of the water.
11 Votes
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"Synchronised swimming" These two dolphins buzzed by right past me while working with KI Dolphin Watch research in early January - studying and identifying wild bottlenose dolphins in the cool temperate waters off Kangaroo Island.
7 Votes
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Sea Lion Silhouette, Just under Rye pier on Mornington peninsula, there are a couple of Australian Fur seal pups who've made their home & show their cheeky side by taking fish and squid from the fishermen! Canon S90 w INON UFL165, 1/400 F2.2 ISO80
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2012

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34 Votes
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Canon EOS 7D ,minimal light ,minimal flash ,Ikelite DS 15... by Linley Jean-Yves Bignoux
Canon EOS 7D ,minimal light ,minimal flash ,Ikelite DS 150 single strobe,Melbourne ,Australia
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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Same leafy seadragon but up close - these guys are amazing animals and so photogenic! Sorry had uploaded the wrong photo - this was the one I meant to post (i.e. not cut off)...
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29 Votes
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Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques) in profile - taken off Kangaroo Island
18 Votes
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'Shaggy'. This 4m Great White cruised in while we were deploying acoustic listening stations to track GWS movements in the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
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'White Tip' the 4.5m male Great White. Taken during a scientific expedition to deploy acoustic listening stations (to track tagged GWS) in the North Neptune Islands, South Australia. 3 December 2011.
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41 Votes
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My Giant.
Giant Australian Cuttlefish.
Taken at Tumby B... by Jamie Coote
My Giant.
Giant Australian Cuttlefish.
Taken at Tumby Bay jetty SA.
19 Votes
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This was taken while on a tour for Museum Victoria looking for leafy seadragons under Rapid Bay Jetty - no leafys but beautiful nonetheless!
Taken with a canon D10 compact
10 Votes
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"Ascidian Glow"
Growing on a jetty pylon at Tumby Bay SA. by Jamie Coote
"Ascidian Glow"
Growing on a jetty pylon at Tumby Bay SA.
26 Votes
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Meet Chainsaw the little 3.5m Great White. The lens make him look small but he's a feisty little bugger. Chainsaw has a huge chunk out of his head (unfortunately the other side from this pic) and really does look he's been in the wars.
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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I admire how intimate sam is with his subject!
44 Votes
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Meet Bruce, the smiling 5m male great white. Bruce was one of 5 whites that circled us during the dive, making for a nerve racking ascent. Taken at 24m at the Neptune Islands, South Australia using a Nikon D700 16mm & 1.4x converter.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2011

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48 Votes
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Watching Great Whites in their natural environment (in this case down at 26 metres) is an incredible site. On this dive we had 5 GW's encircle us including this 4.5m male. Certainly made getting back to the surface interesting.
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47 Votes
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Surprise!! While sitting patiently watching a big Great White playing with some sea weed, this 4+m male GW scared the hell out of me as he snuck by for an ultra close pass. Evidently I don't taste good.
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58 Votes
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Introducing Kiwi the 4.4m female Great White. The orange acoustic tag was deployed by Andrew Fox (The great Rodney Fox's son) and is monitored by the CSIRO for their study of GW's. taken at the Neptune Islands South Australia August 2011.
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30 Votes
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"Moving on"
A Short Headed Sea Horse moving between reeds. by Jamie Coote
"Moving on"
A Short Headed Sea Horse moving between reeds.
22 Votes
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