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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By John M Akar (3)

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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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This was my first encounter with an eel pipefish and prob... by John M Akar
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!!
49 Votes
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There were two hawk-fish flitting around the black coral ... by John M Akar
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
53 Votes
VOTE!
Unfortunately no eggs - but cool to watch this jawfish cl... by John M Akar
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?
42 Votes
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Spotted by my wife at the end of a long dive. I just love... by John M Akar
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
45 Votes
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I took this shot as the nudi was well posed and then call... by John M Akar
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!
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no eggs but still a shot to be proud of John
48 Votes
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Jacks in a hunting line cruising through bait ball! by John M Akar
Jacks in a hunting line cruising through bait ball!
5 Votes
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Yellow Damsel - I've always thought this fish to be reall... by John M Akar
Yellow Damsel - I've always thought this fish to be really pretty but never knew trying to take a shot of one is like trying to catch a greased piglet!
6 Votes
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Red-lipped Blenny and Christmas tree worms. I saw this li... by John M Akar
Red-lipped Blenny and Christmas tree worms. I saw this little fella initially in the X-mas tree worms and he swam off. Waited for over 30 mins for him to come back! Only got one chance to get the shot
15 Votes
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Close focus wide-angle of barracuda. Just disturbed it at... by John M Akar
Close focus wide-angle of barracuda. Just disturbed it at a cleaning station. I'm not sure it was too happy
7 Votes
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dock master - recognise it Brian? Marine Iguana by John M Akar
dock master - recognise it Brian? Marine Iguana
8 Votes
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Sing for your supper. Frog with mouth open, sitting in th... by John M Akar
Sing for your supper. Frog with mouth open, sitting in the top of a tube sponge
13 Votes
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Above or below? An unexpected visual effect - is this und... by John M Akar
Above or below? An unexpected visual effect - is this underwater or above? Canon 10D, Ikelite housing
17 Votes
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The rainbow - the only day it rained and then glorious su... by John M Akar
The rainbow - the only day it rained and then glorious sunshine!!
11 Votes
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Jacks hunting by John M Akar
Jacks hunting
10 Votes
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Blenny wave - canon 10D, Ikelite housing by John M Akar
Blenny wave - canon 10D, Ikelite housing
13 Votes
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Through the red. Reef scene - had a lot of fun trying to ... by John M Akar
Through the red. Reef scene - had a lot of fun trying to get this in a current!
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 18, 2006
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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bat fish profile - had the 100 mm lens on so could only g... by John M Akar
bat fish profile - had the 100 mm lens on so could only get the face!
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 17, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Coral pinnacle in St John's caves. by John M Akar
Coral pinnacle in St John's caves.
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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St John's caves entrance. Cathedral time! by John M Akar
St John's caves entrance. Cathedral time!
6 Votes
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Dotty-back close-up. I haven't got the faintest clue why ... by John M Akar
Dotty-back close-up. I haven't got the faintest clue why these are called dottybacks - any ideas?
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Egypt
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Lion on the Salem Express by John M Akar
Lion on the Salem Express

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Nice emphasis on a relatively small subject in the frame John
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2006
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Foster's hawk fish on sentry above clown fish colony by John M Akar
Foster's hawk fish on sentry above clown fish colony
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, December 11, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Egypt
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Green turtle - I wonder if it's greener over there ....? ... by John M Akar
Green turtle - I wonder if it's greener over there ....? There were two huge ramora on this poor fella
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 10, 2006
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Egypt
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Butterfly face by John M Akar
Butterfly face
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 9, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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There be dragons here - dragonette by John M Akar
There be dragons here - dragonette
6 Votes
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Light at the end of the tunnel by John M Akar
Light at the end of the tunnel
6 Votes
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Cavern reflections by John M Akar
Cavern reflections
6 Votes
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