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Underwater Photo Contest | February HotShots

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Big Blenny #2
By Marco Gargiulo
posted (Last month)
41 votes

The Night Watch
A great hammerhead at night near Bimini, Bahamas
By Tanya Houppermans
posted (Last month)
29 votes


By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (Last month)
27 votes

Whilst diving in the Socorro islands we came across a family of majestic Humpbacks at Roca Partida in the Socorro islands. These gentle giants stole my heart!
By Lauren Berger
posted (Last month)
25 votes

This is what happens when you get too close to a newborn calf. Taken under permit
By Peter Allinson
posted (Last month)
25 votes

Pygmy Sea Horse.  Approx 8mm in length.  
Olympus OMD E-M1 with 60mm Macro + SMC +SMC Multiplier
By Jan Morton
posted (Last month)
24 votes

Tricolore
By Uwe Schmolke
posted (Last month)
23 votes

Yellow Coral Goby at Anilao.
By Tommi Kokkola
posted (Last month)
23 votes


By Alex Suh
posted (Last month)
22 votes

Skunk Anemonefish, Koh Haa
By Tobias Reitmayr
posted (Last month)
21 votes
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Craig Mcinally

A curious baby humpback swims by me on the way to get a breath. The escort male is just visible behind momma. Despite the protection of the adult whales, two orcas killed and ate the baby the day after this photo was taken.
posted: (Last month) | category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
location: Mexico

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Magical shot showing the ocean's most majestic creatures and making us all jealous :) The ambient light here worked perfectly and the colors are deep and precise. Clear winner!

Underwater Photo Contest | February HotShots

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This category shows the HotShots (premier images from a single month)
Red Clingfish Acyrtus rubiginosus... with eggs!
D800 with 105mm +10 subsee diopter
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Beautiful sneak peak at this little Clingfish's little world. You can almost sense his love and worry for the little eggs.
Twisting and Turning Hammer
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Gotta love those hammerheads. Nice job noticing the shadow and including it in the frame. Great angle and composition. Well done!

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Bahamas
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Eagle Ray close up, Akumal Mexico by Alejandro Topete
Eagle Ray close up, Akumal Mexico
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Impressive shot! Eagle rays usually won't let you get this close but this one seems to like you. Nice and dramatic capture.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Mexico
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Neighborhood Watch
Two Caribbean reef sharks watch over a reef at Tiger Beach, Bahamas.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Very nice capture of the two sharks! Well composed and well lit.
Cathedral is a favourite spot for the Raggies of Aliwal Shoal to hang out, these ladies have been here way to long and I suspect they may not be leaving till the next season passes.
Third place Monthly HotShots

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Perfect framing and dramatic lighting, as well as an excellent expression on the shark! Awesome photo.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Tricolore
Second place Monthly HotShots

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Spot on focus, terrific colors and well lit. Perfect Nudibranch shot!

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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The Night Watch
A great hammerhead at night near Bimini, Bahamas
Diver and yellow fan by Michael James Sealey
Diver and yellow fan

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Atlantic Spain
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"Home Security" part of my Underwater Surrealism series
B&W

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Victor Chistov
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Swimming in the blue with whale sharks
Yellow Coral Goby at Anilao. by Tommi Kokkola
Yellow Coral Goby at Anilao.
การอยู่ร่วมกันของสิ่งมีชีวืตสองชนิด ! Longfin Batfish - P... by Stefan Follows
การอยู่ร่วมกันของสิ่งมีชีวืตสองชนิด ! Longfin Batfish - Platax teira. Sail Rock, Gulf of Thailand, EM5-Oly 60mm-1/250-f5.6-iso100-Inon D2000

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: South China Sea Thailand
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Geometry
Red Sea. Egypt. El Mina wreck. 30 meters deep. 06 Feb 2015.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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"Follow Me Guys" - Taken with a Canon Rebel T3i while in Phuket. I was about to ascent for a safety stop when I ran into this large school of yellow snappers. This shot I liked the most because of the counter clockwise effect.
"Electric Reflections of A Hammer" - This Over/Under was taken off the back the boat as I was hanging off the ladder while a Great Hammerhead was swimming close to the boat at the surface of the water.
The squid couple before mating
I am telling you Doc.. I keep getting that feeling someone is watching me!
Eyebrow plucking action!

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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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"Acceptance"
Spinner dolphins in Kona, Hawaii
The Labyrinth. Sail Rock, Thailand-EM5-Panasonic 8mm-iso8... by Stefan Follows
The Labyrinth. Sail Rock, Thailand-EM5-Panasonic 8mm-iso800-f3.5-1/60

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Miamira Alleni-Anilao,Phillipines.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Whilst diving in the Socorro islands we came across a family of majestic Humpbacks at Roca Partida in the Socorro islands. These gentle giants stole my heart!
Peeking out .... Ringed Blenny Starksia Hassi Bonaire
Pygmy Sea Horse. Approx 8mm in length.
Olympus OMD E-M1 with 60mm Macro + SMC +SMC Multiplier
A day in the life of a dive instructor by Henley Spiers
A day in the life of a dive instructor

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Saint Lucia
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Bugs life

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Skunk Anemonefish, Koh Haa

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Andaman Sea Thailand
view portfolio more shots by Tobias Reitmayr
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Grouper -Fingers??
Still life
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