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Underwater Photo Contest | Shortlisted entries (4)

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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2016

21 days to go
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Kimbe Bay, PNG. Walls and Coral Fields... a Diver's Paradise.
By Tony Cherbas
posted (3 days ago)
14 votes

decorated spidercrab on tunicate
By Volker Lonz
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Golden Rough-head Blenny
By Henley Spiers
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Good morning Monday!
Beluga portrait, Churchill, Canada 

It was a cold and dark day. When the beluga came close enough, his mouth before clear through the thermocline blur.
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

King of the Beach
By Steven Miller
posted (4 days ago)
12 votes

The healthy reefs of the Bahamas encourage the health of large Tiger Sharks that frequent Tiger Beach.
Nikon D7000/ Nauticam housing / Tokina 10-17mm lens/ Sea&Sea Strobes.
By Steven Anderson
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Whip Coral Goby Fish
By Iyad Suleyman
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes


By Conor Culver
posted (3 days ago)
11 votes

Southern Ocean Sunfish - Mola ramsayi

Gilli Mimpang, Bali, Indonisia
By Stefan Follows
posted (3 days ago)
11 votes

Parrotfish at night
By Pietro Cremone
posted (2 days ago)
11 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
The emperor penguin family on the Antarctic sea ice (Ross Sea - Baia Terra Nova - Antarctica)
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24 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, August 29, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Ross Sea Antarctica
view portfolio more shots by Marco Faimali (ismar-Cnr)
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Trout eaten by Pike
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Incredible timing to capture this moment whith the bait just hanging out of the mouth a little bit plus perfect lightning and amazing composition
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Landlocked Seas/Lakes Germany
view portfolio more shots by Uwe Schmolke
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Simple playing around with the snooted strobe with an enl... by George Low
Simple playing around with the snooted strobe with an enlarged opening to get the effect
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The effect by the snoot is putting the seahorse in a completely new light. I like the experimental factor.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, September 19, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippines
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"Expectant Parents" - A pair of two claw shrimp, including one with eggs, in the bottom of a purple vase sponge. Two claw shrimp are a rare find on Grand Cayman; these are the only ones I've seen in over 300 dives on the island!
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
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painted frogfish - dauin, philippines by Daniel Geary
painted frogfish - dauin, philippines
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19 Votes
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"Sun-rain" by Kelvin H.y. Tan
"Sun-rain"
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20 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: China
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ghost bubble
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19 Votes
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Honu Generations: Young and Old
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wow what a great capture! Perfectly lighting two subjects along with a perfect sun spot is not easy! Way to go!
20 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
view portfolio more shots by Tony Cherbas
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Turtle in slow flight with layovers and delays... Holiday Traffic. lol.
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16 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific United States
view portfolio more shots by Tony Cherbas
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Star wars
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 1, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Croatia
view portfolio more shots by Marjan Radovic
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Sea eye
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Beautiful capture of one of the most unique eyes in nature.
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 11, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Steven Miller
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Just a little peck on the cheek by Stuart Ganz
Just a little peck on the cheek
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Awesome behaviour shot! Right place, right time - excellent photo!
12 Votes
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Swimming ribbon eel by Bruno Van Saen
Swimming ribbon eel
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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In Rajah Ampat the divesite airborek is well known for the nice occasions you can get to play with light and composition
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56 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Danny Van Belle
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Epinephelus marginatus yawning. by Miguel Pereira
Epinephelus marginatus yawning.
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12 Votes
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Water mage
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23 Votes
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Poison Tree. Part of my Underwater Surrealism series. Image is referencing the venom of these stripped eel catfish
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14 Votes
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Pikeblennie fight
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Awesome behaviour shot! Very dramatic angle and great capture of the action!
28 Votes
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Mr and Mrs Pike by Viktor Vrbovský
Mr and Mrs Pike
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Nice capture of 2 pikes hanging out together!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 3, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Czech Republic
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The "Emperor family" on sea-ice (Terranova bay, Ross Sea, Anctartica)
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13 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 9, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Ross Sea Antarctica
view portfolio more shots by Marco Faimali (ismar-Cnr)
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Insider and Outsider
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
view portfolio more shots by Tony Yang
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Painted with Colours
 by Louisa Lam
Painted with Colours
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14 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Asian Sea Philippines
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Pipefish move always around. Here I was lucky to get the focus just right on the head.
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Love the leading lines and color separation on this shot. Perfect post and spot on focus! Not easy with a swimming subject!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Danny Van Belle
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O O O H
Pipefish 
(Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus)
 by Lilian Koh
O O O H
Pipefish
(Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus)
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17 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indonesia
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Pool shot by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Pool shot
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, July 18, 2016
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Philippines
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Magic Moment
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6 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Asian Sea Philippines
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" S L E E P Y" by Indigo Bolandrini
" S L E E P Y"
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18 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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