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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Great Australian Bight

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Wide Open Ocean ,Australia ,Melbourne EOS 7D
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.
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.
"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.
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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Canon EOS 7D ,minimal light ,minimal flash ,Ikelite DS 150 single strobe,Melbourne ,Australia
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)...
Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques) in profile - taken off Kangaroo Island
'Shaggy'. This 4m Great White cruised in while we were deploying acoustic listening stations to track GWS movements in the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
'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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My Giant.
Giant Australian Cuttlefish.
Taken at Tumby Bay jetty SA.
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
"Ascidian Glow"
Growing on a jetty pylon at Tumby Bay SA.
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.
2nd place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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I admire how intimate sam is with his subject!
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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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.
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.
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.
"Moving on"
A Short Headed Sea Horse moving between reeds.
"Searching the sands"
Leafy sea dragon found cruising inside the "Blueline" upon the shore sands.
2.5m of water.
"For the love of Leafys"
Leafy Sea Dragon at Tumby Bay jetty SA.
Seal eating his prise catch of a Wobbygong shark.
Shaw it's a Cow?
A "Shaws cow fish" moving in for a closer look.
Taken at Tumby Bay SA.
"Golden Leaf"
taken at Tumby Bay Jetty SA
"The Beauty in our Bay"
Leafy Sea Dragon profile at Tumby Bay jetty.SA
"X marks the spot"
A large jellyfish at Tumby Bay SA.
"Watching Spot"
Facial closeup of a Leafy Sea Dragon.
A lcoal Leafy at Tumby Bay I have named due to his individual "spot" on his crown.
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