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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By John M Akar (4)

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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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Jelly - intersting question but is a close shot taken wit... by John M Akar
Jelly - intersting question but is a close shot taken with a wide-angle lens, wide angle or macro?
5 Votes
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Aladdins Cave - Fethiye. Like being in a cathedral by John M Akar
Aladdins Cave - Fethiye. Like being in a cathedral
4 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 5, 2006
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Ionian Sea Turkey
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Turkey
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Net wall - discarded net on a reef in Turkey. thankfully ... by John M Akar
Net wall - discarded net on a reef in Turkey. thankfully nothing caught in it!
11 Votes
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Rambo - duck dive in natural cavern. by John M Akar
Rambo - duck dive in natural cavern.
3 Votes
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Reef - top of reef in Turkey or is it the moon?? by John M Akar
Reef - top of reef in Turkey or is it the moon??
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Clown peep. Been a while since a clown was on! I miss them by John M Akar
Clown peep. Been a while since a clown was on! I miss them

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We get so many clownfish so a new treatment is worth noting
23 Votes
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Lord of the rings. Several gos later! by John M Akar
Lord of the rings. Several gos later!
5 Votes
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Coral lobsters - interstingly enough, you'll notice one's... by John M Akar
Coral lobsters - interstingly enough, you'll notice one's a leftie and the other's a rightie! I wonder why?
12 Votes
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Ceratosoma trilobatum - Thanks Brian! by John M Akar
Ceratosoma trilobatum - Thanks Brian!
9 Votes
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Crocodile head - smiler. Canon 300d by John M Akar
Crocodile head - smiler. Canon 300d
8 Votes
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Banded sea serpent. Took a lot of effort to get round to ... by John M Akar
Banded sea serpent. Took a lot of effort to get round to the front of this snake and wait! Balsted thing kept changing its mind and direction. Patience definitely a plus when shooting snakes!
13 Votes
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Morays - The one in the bottom right looks so dumb by com... by John M Akar
Morays - The one in the bottom right looks so dumb by comaprison to his fierce mate!
8 Votes
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I'm so pretty! One-eyed flatwish, I wonder how the it los... by John M Akar
I'm so pretty! One-eyed flatwish, I wonder how the it lost the other one. Of course it could have been a very long wink!!
10 Votes
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Beautypuss. This is the equivalent of the octopus sitting... by John M Akar
Beautypuss. This is the equivalent of the octopus sitting on its front porch. The bottle was its home. We waited but it wouldn't go back in although it came teasingly close
28 Votes
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Praying xeno - cannon 300d. I think this one is saying - ... by John M Akar
Praying xeno - cannon 300d. I think this one is saying - "please let this be the last photo today!"
23 Votes
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Giant Mantis eyes. Canon 300D. This mantis was clearing i... by John M Akar
Giant Mantis eyes. Canon 300D. This mantis was clearing its burrow of coral rubble. My word it was huge!!

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Watch out, these guys eat cameras for breakfast!
17 Votes
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Emperor shrimp - Canon 300D. There were two running aroun... by John M Akar
Emperor shrimp - Canon 300D. There were two running around the cucumber but couldn't both of them in frame at the same time so decided to focus on the one
18 Votes
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Commensal shrimp - canon 300D. Another colour I've never ... by John M Akar
Commensal shrimp - canon 300D. Another colour I've never seen before
7 Votes
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Just started learning colour - Canon 300D. This little fe... by John M Akar
Just started learning colour - Canon 300D. This little fella must have been a coule of days old as this was the best colour display it was able to achieve
8 Votes
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Crinoid shrimp. Canon 350, 50 mm macro and 2 x Woody. I a... by John M Akar
Crinoid shrimp. Canon 350, 50 mm macro and 2 x Woody. I always find it aazing how these shrimp take on the colours of the crinoids they live in
15 Votes
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Two's always good company. Canon 300D, twin Inon. Had to ... by John M Akar
Two's always good company. Canon 300D, twin Inon. Had to hang upside down to get these nudis (Chromidoris I think) orientated right

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Nudi cuddle!
25 Votes
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Yellow thorny seahorse. Canon 10D. by John M Akar
Yellow thorny seahorse. Canon 10D.
10 Votes
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Curves and volcanoes. Canon 300D. Matching outline by John M Akar
Curves and volcanoes. Canon 300D. Matching outline
3 Votes
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Wonderpus. Canon 300D. 50mm macro. Count the legs! someon... by John M Akar
Wonderpus. Canon 300D. 50mm macro. Count the legs! someone got a good snack
10 Votes
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Monday morning! Canon 300D, 50mm copact macro. God I know... by John M Akar
Monday morning! Canon 300D, 50mm copact macro. God I know how he feels!!
17 Votes
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Angel - canon 10D 24mm wide angle. Took some time witht t... by John M Akar
Angel - canon 10D 24mm wide angle. Took some time witht the sun overhead but finally got the silhouette avoiding bloom
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A simple, yet effective silhouette
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Indonesia
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Clown and parasite (in mouth) - Canon 10D. poor thing! TaBob by John M Akar
Clown and parasite (in mouth) - Canon 10D. poor thing! TaBob
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indonesia
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