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Underwater Photo Contest | October HotShots

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A jaw fish with hundred new life in its mouth. I spent 4 dives to search and wait this shoot.
By Chun Zhou
posted (Last month)
31 votes

Northern Pike
By Beate Seiler
posted (Last month)
29 votes

First trip to PNG, I suspect not my last. The trip redefined unspoiled and diverse life.  Abounding fish populations added to the wonder.  Tried a number of occasions to convince myself to switch to my 100mm but the wide-angle was just too good!
By Billy Watson
posted (Last month)
28 votes

Double stress
By Salvatore Ianniello
posted (Last month)
27 votes

Cannot close more
By Chun Zhou
posted (Last month)
27 votes

Eagle Rey
By Plamena Mileva
posted (Last month)
25 votes

Close up of a Greater pipefish (syngnathus acus) Zeeland, The Netherlands.
By Filip Staes
posted (Last month)
25 votes

False anemone clownfish on their nec plus ultra home.
By Pierre Mineau
posted (Last month)
24 votes

~ Little...Magical World ~
By Geo Cloete
posted (Last month)
24 votes

Nurse sharks at night snorkeling
By Taner Atilgan
posted (Last month)
24 votes
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Geo Cloete

~ Solis as a Rock ~
posted: (Last month) | category: Temperate Waters
location: Atlantic (South) South Africa

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Beautiful capture of colour and depth, a place I wanna be!

Underwater Photo Contest | October HotShots

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This category shows the HotShots (premier images from a single month)
Wave Corsica island by Jérome Mirande
Wave Corsica island
Runner Up Monthly HotShots
Eagle Rey
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Great colors and composition, not to forget the perfect pose of the model
Dancing Wonderpus Octopus
Runner Up Monthly HotShots

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Incredible shot of a special critter, love it
A jaw fish with hundred new life in its mouth. I spent 4 dives to search and wait this shoot.
Third place Monthly HotShots

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So many eyes! Perfect timing and focus
The famous staircase on the Karwela Ferry wreck in Gozo. by Christian Llewellyn
The famous staircase on the Karwela Ferry wreck in Gozo.
Second place Monthly HotShots

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One of the best wreck shots I have seen lately
Have a rest

BOTTOMLIGHT, Costasiella sp., YOS Lembeh
Bigblue torch... by Abdul Rahman Jamaludin
BOTTOMLIGHT, Costasiella sp., YOS Lembeh
Bigblue torch, Lens Noodilab Shamu

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Love the angle of the light in this shot! Like a gem!
"Starry Night" image is referencing the time you find these octopus and it's common name: The Starry Night Octopus

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The proof that the starry night octopus deserves its name. A unique image from the category "creative-manipulated"
Cardinal Shuffles by Henley Spiers
Cardinal Shuffles
Nurse sharks at night snorkeling

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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False anemone clownfish on their nec plus ultra home.
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Coral Mandala
Thalassoma pavo by Alberto Gallucci
Thalassoma pavo

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date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Balearic Sea Spain
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Diving In the Light/ Cenote diving, Tulum, Mexico. Canon 5D MarkIII, 16-35mm, F,1/125,ISO1000.
SWIRL
When I took this shoot , I used aperture of 6.3 to blur the background to highlight the subject, but at the same time using the adjacent colors in the background, and then vivid contrast in harmony
Bats
batfish: platax orbicularis juveniles
G H O S T
2 toned pygmy squid by Ipah Uid
G H O S T
2 toned pygmy squid
Close up of a Greater pipefish (syngnathus acus) Zeeland, The Netherlands.
Yellow Frog fish with chromatic tube tecnic
Waterlilies,Turnhout, Belgium.
First trip to PNG, I suspect not my last. The trip redefi... by Billy Watson
First trip to PNG, I suspect not my last. The trip redefined unspoiled and diverse life. Abounding fish populations added to the wonder. Tried a number of occasions to convince myself to switch to my 100mm but the wide-angle was just too good!
Commensal Shrimp/Raja Ampat, Indonesia/Canon 5D MarkIII, 100mm macro Lens,Nauticam SMC,Sea&Sea housing,Inon Z240*2, F18,1/160,ISO100
Little Pink.
Flatworm./AKA Island, Okinawa,Japan/Canon 5DmarkIII, Sea&Sea housing, 100mm macro Lens, ATG +10 plus Nauticam SMC, 2x Inon Z240
Setting: 1/160 - f/14 - ISO160
Harlequin Sweetlips(Juvenile)//Lembeh strait,Indonesia
cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) in flames by Thomas Bannenberg
cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) in flames
2013 - I first took the backlit picture of the motorcycle in 2013, however I was not into postprocessing back in those days. Here is a postprocessed version of it.
2017-This year I went back to northern Red Sea and wanted to shoot the scenery with addition of a diver and front lighting. Light beams where the front lighting comes are not strong as the shadowy areas, but I think color on the motorcycle also works
The USS Kittiwake has been rolled into the reef by in Hurricane Nate and is now lying at an angle.
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