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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By John M Akar (2)

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There were two hawk-fish flitting around the black coral but only one of them settled down enough for me to take the shot after 15 mintues or so
By John M Akar
posted Tuesday, June 3, 2008
53 votes

This was my first encounter with an eel pipefish and probably one of the hardest critters I've ever tried to photograph. I sweated underwater!!
By John M Akar
posted Wednesday, June 4, 2008
49 votes

I took this shot as the nudi was well posed and then called my friend over to take a shot. It was only afterwards on dry land that he showed me his shot that had the eggs it had just layed! Doh!
By John M Akar
posted Thursday, May 29, 2008
48 votes

Juvenile mantis eyes before they get their characteristic criss-cross look
By John M Akar
posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008
47 votes

Pipefish free swimming. I just loved the colours and shape of its head
By John M Akar
posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008
46 votes

Spotted by my wife at the end of a long dive. I just loved the contrast between the size of the baby clown and the white anemone heads
By John M Akar
posted Friday, May 30, 2008
45 votes

Xeno crab - it liked decorating itself with the polys from the coral it was living on so does that make it a decorator crab after all?
By John M Akar
posted Monday, June 23, 2008
43 votes

Unfortunately no eggs - but cool to watch this jawfish cleaning out its home and then getting its breath back. Perhaps I could burrow some of Brian's jelly beans?
By John M Akar
posted Monday, June 2, 2008
42 votes

Under Dauin pier in Dumaguete. The water was a turbid but that gave the light a lovely
By John M Akar
posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008
41 votes

Blue and yellow dreadlocks!
By John M Akar
posted Friday, June 6, 2008
35 votes
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under the Dauin pier  by John M Akar
under the Dauin pier
32 Votes
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Pipefish free swimming. I just loved the colours and shap... by John M Akar
Pipefish free swimming. I just loved the colours and shape of its head
46 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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nudibranch or tabogan? Can anyone help with the name for ... by John M Akar
nudibranch or tabogan? Can anyone help with the name for it please?
20 Votes
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Mandarin male in full display to another male (off screen) by John M Akar
Mandarin male in full display to another male (off screen)
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 14, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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"talk to the hands" - ocellate octopus standing tall as I... by John M Akar
"talk to the hands" - ocellate octopus standing tall as I approached to take the shot
14 Votes
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This little white frog (size of my thumbnail) had seen so... by John M Akar
This little white frog (size of my thumbnail) had seen something in the hole and started fishing for it with his lure! I waited but nothing came out
6 Votes
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Under the pier at Dauin - is it a forest or marine enviro... by John M Akar
Under the pier at Dauin - is it a forest or marine environment
20 Votes
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Up close and personal by John M Akar
Up close and personal
26 Votes
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Tiger shrimp - never seen before. I think I may have scre... by John M Akar
Tiger shrimp - never seen before. I think I may have screamed underwater :O
23 Votes
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small grouper on coral by John M Akar
small grouper on coral
20 Votes
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Turned around to catch this frog changing position from o... by John M Akar
Turned around to catch this frog changing position from one pier leg to teh other. My firend behind is on her way down to get a shot too!
28 Votes
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According to my female firends, if Vivien Westwood design... by John M Akar
According to my female firends, if Vivien Westwood designed a nudibrach, it would look like this!
35 Votes
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Cardinal with eggs in mouth. It turned its face every tim... by John M Akar
Cardinal with eggs in mouth. It turned its face every time it wanted to aerate the eggs by spitting them out it - doh!
19 Votes
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The pearly eyes of a squat lobster by John M Akar
The pearly eyes of a squat lobster
24 Votes
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nemo in dumaguete by John M Akar
nemo in dumaguete
17 Votes
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Y under pier in Dauin. The turgid water gives the soft glow by John M Akar
Y under pier in Dauin. The turgid water gives the soft glow
16 Votes
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photographer colleague hunting the shot! by John M Akar
photographer colleague hunting the shot!
20 Votes
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the "chewing" creates a beak by John M Akar
the "chewing" creates a beak
13 Votes
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The dancing queen! 1/250th of second needed to freeze the... by John M Akar
The dancing queen! 1/250th of second needed to freeze the motion of this juvenile sweetlips
29 Votes
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Skunk clown in anemone - I just loved the vibrant colours! by John M Akar
Skunk clown in anemone - I just loved the vibrant colours!
29 Votes
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Xeno crab - it liked decorating itself with the polys fro... by John M Akar
Xeno crab - it liked decorating itself with the polys from the coral it was living on so does that make it a decorator crab after all?
43 Votes
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Menage a trois! These two mating nudibrachs had a voyeur ... by John M Akar
Menage a trois! These two mating nudibrachs had a voyeur voyager keeping track of the "goings on"
14 Votes
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Under Dauin pier in Dumaguete. The water was a turbid but... by John M Akar
Under Dauin pier in Dumaguete. The water was a turbid but that gave the light a lovely "glow"
41 Votes
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Juvenile mantis eyes before they get their characteristic... by John M Akar
Juvenile mantis eyes before they get their characteristic criss-cross look
47 Votes
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Taken on our one trip to Apos Island before the weather m... by John M Akar
Taken on our one trip to Apos Island before the weather made it impossible!
21 Votes
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Blue and yellow dreadlocks!  by John M Akar
Blue and yellow dreadlocks!
35 Votes
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Wish I was back there! by John M Akar
Wish I was back there!
23 Votes
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