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Underwater Photo Contest | December HotShots

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NEON
By Tianhong Wang
posted (Last month)
28 votes

SHOCK EYES
By Tianhong Wang
posted (Last month)
28 votes

DAZZLER
By Tianhong Wang
posted (Last month)
26 votes

LIGHT UP MY HOUSE
By Tianhong Wang
posted (Last month)
25 votes

Lysoporcellain crab
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (Last month)
24 votes

Overunder shot. A green Iguana takes a breath after an underwater incursion in a semi-submerged cave on the island of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Green Iguanas are everywhere on the island, they are part of every house's garden and...pools...
By Lorenzo Mittiga
posted (Last month)
23 votes

Parrotfish at night
By Pietro Cremone
posted (Last month)
22 votes


By Chase Darnell
posted (Last month)
22 votes

Slow shutter spin technique
By Tony Cherbas
posted (Last month)
22 votes

Lady bug inside a blue tunicate
By Marylin Batt
posted (Last month)
22 votes
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by Plamena Mileva


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Plamena Mileva

ORBITAL MARITIME
posted: (Last month) | category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
location: Atlantic (European coastal) Spain

Editor's Comment
Very unique image, it looks like out of a fairytale. Wonderful composition and great job on the post-processing.

Underwater Photo Contest | December HotShots

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This category shows the HotShots (premier images from a single month)
The coral farm by Gleb Tolstov
The coral farm
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Great angle and wonderful composition.
"Under my Umbrella" taken on breath hold in Barracuda Lake at around 9m . Model :MJ Paula Jumuad
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
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Stunning landscape and perfect pose of the model. We love the idea with the umbrella

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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"The Ambassador" Sea snakes are similar to divers, they rise to the surface and go below back to the reefs. As divers we have to be ambassadors for the ocean, spread awareness and inform everyone about the oceans. This image symbolizes that.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Wonderful message and impressive work! We don't get many surrealistic entries and this one definitely deserves the nomination as Runner Up.
Lady bug inside a blue tunicate
Third place Monthly HotShots

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Impressive close-up with wonderful colors and the perfect focus. What a cute little critter and a hard one to perfectly capture in a photo!

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: South China Sea Philippines
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Overunder shot. A green Iguana takes a breath after an un... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Overunder shot. A green Iguana takes a breath after an underwater incursion in a semi-submerged cave on the island of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Green Iguanas are everywhere on the island, they are part of every house's garden and...pools...
Second place Monthly HotShots

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Wonderful over/under shot of an unusual creature. Great job with the lighting and colors above and below the surface
'Ebb and Flow' - A river of bait fish swirl past a sand tiger shark in the wreck of the Aeolus off the coast of North Carolina
A mouthful...Banded Jawfish
Opistognathus macrognathus
Blue Heron Bridge USA
King of the Beach
Hippocampus histrix with snooted backlite strobe by Raffaele Livornese
Hippocampus histrix with snooted backlite strobe
Under the pier, Arborek. by Mehmet Salih Bilal
Under the pier, Arborek.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Halmahera Sea Indonesia
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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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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Eriphia (other angle) - Thau lagoon, France by Mathieu Foulquié
Eriphia (other angle) - Thau lagoon, France

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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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Bubbles and light
Bubble bath
Lysoporcellain crab by Massimo Giorgetta
Lysoporcellain crab

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
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NIGHTCLUB. When I looked at the ribbon eel, it was twisting out from the cave. It made me imagine the dancers at the club. I was trying to crate a seen as dance floor lighting theme. So, I pointed the pink color torch on to the eel and use t

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Baiting Blacktips.. fishing for photos.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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~ Tentacle Tornado ~
Mirror Mirror. Taken with a Nikon D300 in a Sea and Sea h... by Troy Mayne
Mirror Mirror. Taken with a Nikon D300 in a Sea and Sea housing with a Sigma 10-20mm lens. Fortunate enough to get the Turtles reflection in the mask as the Turtle swam around the diver on the Great Barrier Reef.
Turtle Pyramid. 3 Green Turtles on the Great Barrier Reef. by Troy Mayne
Turtle Pyramid. 3 Green Turtles on the Great Barrier Reef.
"...a twist in the fabric of space where time becomes a loop"... Slow shutter tricks.. No photoshop.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific United States
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DAZZLER
Surface Dive. 2 images taken seconds apart, and a composited composition
Diver inside the engine room of Kensho Maru
~ Some You Win Some You Loose ~
A very rare moment, capturing a Pajama shark predating on a Puff Adder shy shark it caught.
THE SEEKER
Parrotfish at night by Pietro Cremone
Parrotfish at night
Be The Flow
Underwater photography with 12 years old Kar... by Lucie Drlikova
Be The Flow
Underwater photography with 12 years old Karolina.
(Upside Down underwater photography)

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Czech Republic
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Janolus savinkini nudibranch

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Gulf Of Oman United Arab Emirates
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