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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Joao Pedro Tojal Loia Soares Silva

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Dondice banyulensis shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Alcyonium glomeratum shot with Canon 350D, 100mm macro, DYI wet diopter and 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
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Polycera quadrilineata spawning on kelp.
Shot with Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Felimida purpurea sniffing for food. Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes, Ikelite housing
"Sex was fast and furious: I was fast and she was furious". These two Polycera faeroensis mated 3 times in only 7 minutes.
Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105, Ikelite housing
A couple of Felimare fontandraui spawning. Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Dondice banyulensis trying to decide where to go next. Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Felimare fontandraui spawning.
Marionia blainvillea, up close and personal. Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Limacia clavigera "sniffing" for food. Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes
Polycera quadrilineata with some orange tint at the tips of the rhinophores and gills. Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, Canon 100mm macro, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Basket star (Astrospartus mediterraneus) shot in an unusually shallow depth: only 8.5m deep. A bit hard to shoot with the 100mm macro (the animal is about 30cm wide) but sightings of this species this shallow are not common.
Small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x SB-105 strobes, Ikelite housing. These small sharks have become very rare above 30m due to overfishing.
Small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, 2x SB-105 strobes, Ikelite housing. These small sharks have become very rare due to overfishing. Luckily there are some safe havens.
A couple of ovulid snails (Simnia spelta) shot on a night dive 10m deep using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes
Full frontal nudity. A very large (> 15cm long) Felimare picta shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing and twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
A large Doriopsilla areolata. Shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Conenmarra clingfish (Mirbelia candolii) clearly showing its ventral sucker. Shot using Canon EOS 350D, 100mm macro, Ikelite housing and twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Portrait of a territorial male triplefin (Tripterygion delaisi) shot using Canon EOS 350D, 100mm macro, twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Two spotted gobies (Gobiusculus flavescens) are the only members of its family in this area which prefer to free swim rather than stay in the bottom. Shot using Canon EOS 350D, 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Small blenny (Parablennius pilicornis) living inside a long discarded plastic water bottle. Shot using Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, 28-80mm@80mm with 21mm extension tube and +4 diopter, 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Periclimenes sagittifer on its host anemone. Shot using Canon EOS 350D with 100mm macro in Ikelite housing and twin Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Flabellina affinis on the wreck of the Titan in Algarve, Portugal. Shot using Canon EOS 350D and 100mm macro in Ikelite housing and 2x Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
Two Crimora papillata and their spawn. Not often found, they can however be seen in large numbers in some particular spots. Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, 2x SB-105 strobes, 100mm macro.
Full frontal nudi. A large Felimare fontandraui posing in Sesimbra only 5m deep. Shot using Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, Canon 100mm macro, Nikonos SB-105 strobe.
A small Facelina auriculata feeding on a hydroid in the Natural Reserve of Berlengas. Shot using Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, Ikelite 50 and Nikonos SB-105 strobes.
A large adult Marionia blainvillea eating away. Shot using Canon EOS 350D and Canon 100mm macro in Ikelite housing, Ikelite 50 and SB-105 strobes.
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