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Underwater Photo Contest | December HotShots

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The annual awards are announced Sunday, February 1, 2015!

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Chromodoris willani
By Pat Gunderson
posted (Last month)
30 votes

Spirograph in BW
By Marco Gargiulo
posted (Last month)
30 votes

ceratosoma sp
By Oscar Miralpeix
posted (Last month)
29 votes

Near the surface -Fimbria Tethys Fimbria the Biggest Mediterrean Sea Nudibranch. Night Dive in Reggio di Calabria.
By Marco Bartolomucci
posted (Last month)
27 votes

get up, stand up
By Mathieu Foulquié
posted (Last month)
27 votes

Thalassoma pavo #3
By Marco Gargiulo
posted (Last month)
27 votes

Scorpaena
By Marco Gargiulo
posted (Last month)
27 votes


By Ken Kiefer
posted (Last month)
26 votes

Costasiella kuroshimae
By Iyad Suleyman
posted (Last month)
26 votes

Surface Tension.. An Oarsman prepares to clobber a snail on the wrong Lilly pad.. he will fall up!.. :-)
By Steven Miller
posted (Last month)
26 votes
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"Stingray Sunrise"

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by Gaetano Gargiulo


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December WINNER!!!!!!!!!!

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Gaetano Gargiulo

"A bugs' life" found this little shrimp walking across a Sabella and could not resist... I had to take a shot :D
posted: (Last month) | category: Macro - not swimming
location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy

Editor's Comment
Amazing background, looking forward to seeing this one in high res.

Underwater Photo Contest | December HotShots

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This category shows the HotShots (premier images from a single month)
[:b:]Bursatella under the sun[:/b:] by Francesco Pacienza
Bursatella under the sun
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Beautiful

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
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shaun the sheep in action by Satria Wijaya
shaun the sheep in action
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Very well taken and a very nice background and surface for this image.
sun dance a mountian char in lake Grübl ,Austria by Michael Weberberger
sun dance a mountian char in lake Grübl ,Austria
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Well taken, perfect sun background.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Austria
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Uluabat lake Golyazi/Bursa by Alp Baranok
Uluabat lake Golyazi/Bursa
Third place Monthly HotShots

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True art.
Don't shoot2 -better clouds
Second place Monthly HotShots

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Amazing...
Bryde Whale

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Beautiful , can't get enough of these.
A red shrimp rises from the thousands below to avoid comp... by Shane Gross
A red shrimp rises from the thousands below to avoid competition for it's prized meal.

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Exceptional image of a shrimp.
ceratosoma sp by Oscar Miralpeix
ceratosoma sp

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Great Nudi shot, by the books.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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"Jet Drive Started"
Nabucco Nunukan, Indonesia

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Great pose.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Andre Philip
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Chromodoris willani

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Great shot , by the books.
"Cleaning Station" the relationship between shrimp, grouper and the mutually beneficial cleaning station re imagined on land and in a car wash

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I love it, great idea and brilliant implementation.
Portrait lighting

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Love the lighting and slighly B&W
CLEANING STATION

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One of the bets cleaning station shots I've seen, great work Iyad.

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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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Porcelaincrab

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Perfect dramatic lighting , great work.
One more pink eyed goby.

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Very accurate, well taken.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Mehmet Salih Bilal
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[:b:]Janolus cristatus while lays eggs.[:/b:] by Francesco Pacienza
Janolus cristatus while lays eggs.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
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Vertical Garden

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Marco Fierli
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Nudibrach images inside bubbles. by Kiyoung Jang
Nudibrach images inside bubbles.
Retro by Tim Ho
by: Tim Ho
Retro
"The only people who see the whole picture,' he murmured, 'are the ones who step out of the frame."
— Salman Rushdie

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: United States
view portfolio more shots by Ken Kiefer
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Beauty and the Beautiful Beast.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
— Anatole France

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Gulf Of Mexico Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Ken Kiefer
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"Squirrel Preparing For Winter" part of my Underwater Surrealism Series. Squirrel Fish shot in the Dry Tortugas
Diving into....

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Croatia
view portfolio more shots by Marjan Radovic
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Motorcycle in the Valfiorita wreck wwII Italian Ship by Marco Bartolomucci
Motorcycle in the Valfiorita wreck wwII Italian Ship
Near the surface -Fimbria Tethys Fimbria the Biggest Mediterrean Sea Nudibranch. Night Dive in Reggio di Calabria.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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"At A Standstill" an image playing off being calm around sharks while diving. Part of my Underwater Surrealism series
Underwater painting

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Pacific Panama
view portfolio more shots by Raoul Caprez
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diplodus sp by Oscar Miralpeix
diplodus sp

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Spain
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Callispongia

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Marco Fierli
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Dive on through

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: United States
view portfolio more shots by Ken Kiefer
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