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By Andre Philip
posted (6 days ago)
25 votes

Cradle of Love
By Plamena Mileva
posted (5 days ago)
21 votes

Ornate Ghost
By Philippe Eggert
posted (5 days ago)
19 votes

Battle
By Aleksandr Marinicev
posted (3 days ago)
17 votes

harlequin shrimp
By Volker Lonz
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

~ Blowing Bubbles ~
By Geo Cloete
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Costasiella kuroshimae close up!
getting the focus was kind of a lucky draw ... due the minimal dof with the diopter combo in front of the macro lens.
By Philippe Eggert
posted (5 days ago)
16 votes

~ Fire Works ~
By Geo Cloete
posted (5 days ago)
16 votes

Pink wreck
By Taner Atilgan
posted (6 days ago)
15 votes

Silouette
By Salvatore Ianniello
posted (6 days ago)
15 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
Sometimes we choose to live in a bubble that we hesitate ... by Lucie Drlikova
Sometimes we choose to live in a bubble that we hesitate to prick.
Who knows if this illusion is what makes life worth living?
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Czech Republic
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Ghost Goby Liberty Wreck Bali
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14 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Frogfish Profile
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43 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Sound The Trumpets!
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17 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 4, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Eating
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I'm a sucker for turtles and love this gorgeous close up, it really shows the character with beautiful lighting.
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Puerto Rico
view portfolio more shots by Abimael Márquez
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Pikeblennie fight
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Awesome behaviour shot! Very dramatic angle and great capture of the action!
30 Votes
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Sailfin blennie battle
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Excellent behaviour shot, well lit and perfectly captured!
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Atlantic (North American coastal) Netherlands Antilles
view portfolio more shots by Danny Van Belle
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always use the gentle cycle while washing your camera gea... by Claudia Weber-Gebert
always use the gentle cycle while washing your camera gear.....!!!
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Awesome and super creative!!! Love it :)
145 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Germany
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~ Crystal Clear Chaos ~
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31 Votes
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Back Lit Paddle Flap Rhinopia
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Unusual lighting for this subject! Very nicely done!
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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'Defiant' Stoney Cove Leicestershire, UK
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Nice and dramatic wreck shot! The angle is just right and the divers add the finishing touch.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: United Kingdom
view portfolio more shots by Spencer Burrows
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Closer
Canon 5D Mark III,Ikelite housing, Ikelite strobe... by Plamena Mileva
Closer
Canon 5D Mark III,Ikelite housing, Ikelite strobes 2x D161, Canon Fisheye 8-15mm
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17 Votes
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M A S K
Paddle Flap Rhinopias
(Rhinopias eschmeyeri) by Lilian Koh
M A S K
Paddle Flap Rhinopias
(Rhinopias eschmeyeri)
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Why so serious? Love the symmetry and capture here. Lighting is perfect.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indonesia
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"The cage" by Plamena Mileva
"The cage"
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Sardine Run, getting into the mix..
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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To witness such a beautiful scene and still be able to create excellent composition and snap the photo at exactly the right moment - that's what UW photography is all about!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
view portfolio more shots by Allen Walker
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'Life In The Big City' - The wreck of the U352 off the coast of North Carolina is reminiscent of a bustling city, with all of the residents busily going about their daily routines
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25 Votes
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Nudibranch
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Love the tones on this Nudi shot. Excellent focus, sharpness and color balance.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
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Red by Francesco Pacienza
Red
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, October 24, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Italy
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ghost bubble
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20 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, November 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Doris Vierkötter
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Stay'n alive... Saturday night fever. by Francesco Pacienza
Stay'n alive... Saturday night fever.
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14 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, November 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
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Ah damn, I dropped my trumpet.
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24 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Eriphia (other angle) - Thau lagoon, France by Mathieu Foulquié
Eriphia (other angle) - Thau lagoon, France
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14 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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Gentle giant with open mouth by Alberto Gallucci
Gentle giant with open mouth
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date posted posted: Monday, February 1, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Gulf Of Mexico Mexico
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Yellowhead Jawfish & Eggs
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fantastic close up on this Jawfish. The detail on the eggs is incredible! Excellent shot Henley!
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Saint Lucia
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Side vision by Nadya Kulagina
Side vision
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Love the composition! Great to see all the elements in the image organized neatly and the lighting on the main subject is great.
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Gulf Of Mexico Bahamas
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Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Carousel of Clowns. Dragging the shutter at 1/15th second during a spin blurs the natural light. The flash freezes the action up close,. the middle ground ghosts with some motion blur.
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