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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By John M Akar (5)

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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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Coral banded shrimp detail - Canon 10D. Stuck my hand out... by John M Akar
Coral banded shrimp detail - Canon 10D. Stuck my hand out for a clean and took the shot whilst it sat there
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Carpet Bagger. Cannon 10D. Lembeh. Bangai Cardinal in wha... by John M Akar
Carpet Bagger. Cannon 10D. Lembeh. Bangai Cardinal in what would traditioanlly be a clown fish's ancestral home
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Octopus - Lembeh Cannon 10D. Took patience and a number o... by John M Akar
Octopus - Lembeh Cannon 10D. Took patience and a number of shots but it finally flashed purple!

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A nice ID shot, always popular with photo libraries
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, December 23, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Bat - Lembeh Cannon 10D. Hovering around a cleaning station by John M Akar
Bat - Lembeh Cannon 10D. Hovering around a cleaning station
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 22, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Lembeh - Cannon 10D. I've never seen an idol with such a ... by John M Akar
Lembeh - Cannon 10D. I've never seen an idol with such a long banner
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Bluering - Cannon 10d Lembeh. How the dive guide spotted ... by John M Akar
Bluering - Cannon 10d Lembeh. How the dive guide spotted this one I'll never know.
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, November 18, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Where ever I lay my hat. Lembeh. Cannon 10D. Could be a g... by John M Akar
Where ever I lay my hat. Lembeh. Cannon 10D. Could be a great home if the bottle is full of the right stuff!
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date posted posted: Friday, November 11, 2005
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Nudi. Cannon 10d Lembeh. on the beatiful wreck by John M Akar
Nudi. Cannon 10d Lembeh. on the beatiful wreck
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2005

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We all love nudis and always notice a species weve not seen before
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2005
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Flamenco - Lembeh. Cannon 10D. The only thing missing is ... by John M Akar
Flamenco - Lembeh. Cannon 10D. The only thing missing is the sound of the castanets!
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Ready for battle. Cannon 10D. Lembeh. The mantis in the p... by John M Akar
Ready for battle. Cannon 10D. Lembeh. The mantis in the picture was squaring up against its reflection in my camera. Couldn't get any closer for fear of broken glass!
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 7, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Strolling - Cannon 10D. Lembeh. This fella was changing s... by John M Akar
Strolling - Cannon 10D. Lembeh. This fella was changing spots by taking a leisurely stroll across the sea bed
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, November 4, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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My best side - Cannon 10D. Looks like snakeskin! by John M Akar
My best side - Cannon 10D. Looks like snakeskin!
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 3, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Found! - Cannon 10D, twin strobe. Just can't resist takin... by John M Akar
Found! - Cannon 10D, twin strobe. Just can't resist taking shots of clowns!
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Curly Xeno - Lembeh, Canon D10. First time I've seen one ... by John M Akar
Curly Xeno - Lembeh, Canon D10. First time I've seen one of these critters not hugging the whip coral
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Puckerup! Manadarin fish in Manado - seemed very interest... by John M Akar
Puckerup! Manadarin fish in Manado - seemed very interested in my red target light so got really close. Not sure if he wanted to fight or kiss!
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Shaft. Derewan. MMIII. Dusk dive to get the sun shining t... by John M Akar
Shaft. Derewan. MMIII. Dusk dive to get the sun shining through the jetty's supports and try to catch the resident snappers. Several dusk dives later ....
3 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Purple kiss. Derewan MMIII. Seemed a shame to interrupt t... by John M Akar
Purple kiss. Derewan MMIII. Seemed a shame to interrupt their fun but ...
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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hide and seek. Bonaire. MM IIEX. This juvenile box fish a... by John M Akar
hide and seek. Bonaire. MM IIEX. This juvenile box fish and I danced around each other for several minutes before I could get the shot
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date posted posted: Monday, November 22, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Bluey - MMIII Derewan. Loved the colours and posture of t... by John M Akar
Bluey - MMIII Derewan. Loved the colours and posture of this nudi and if you look closely there's a bonus fish in bottom left of photo
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 21, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Stag party. Cancun MMIIEX.  by John Akar
Stag party. Cancun MMIIEX.
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 4, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Lanterns. Cancun. MMIIEX. This anemone just glowed. It's ... by John Akar
Lanterns. Cancun. MMIIEX. This anemone just glowed. It's what I imagine an alien landscape to look like
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 4, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Pastels/ Derewan MMIII. Last shot on a dusk dive. Don't k... by John Akar
Pastels/ Derewan MMIII. Last shot on a dusk dive. Don't know what they are but great colouring
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Sentinel. Porcelain Crab. Derewan. MMIII. Was taking shot... by John Akar
Sentinel. Porcelain Crab. Derewan. MMIII. Was taking shots of panda clowns when their bodyguard popped up to object!
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Yum yum. Baby Cuttle. Derewan. MMIII. This baby cuttle wa... by John Akar
Yum yum. Baby Cuttle. Derewan. MMIII. This baby cuttle was hiding in a gorgonian forest and I'm not sure if it was hungry or sticking its tongue at in a rude jesture!
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2004
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Pisa. MMIII Derawan. The bat fish at a cleaning station w... by John Akar
Pisa. MMIII Derawan. The bat fish at a cleaning station were incrediby relaxed and friendly. Spent the whole dive in one small area playing
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date posted posted: Friday, October 22, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Glide. Carribean reef octobus. Bonaire. MM II EX. The end... by John Akar
Glide. Carribean reef octobus. Bonaire. MM II EX. The end of the dive and was so glad I'd kept some shots for the safety stop!
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date posted posted: Friday, October 22, 2004
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Look up - MMIIEX Elphinstone. Early morning dive gave me ... by John Akar
Look up - MMIIEX Elphinstone. Early morning dive gave me such a great atmosphere with the sun and reef
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date posted posted: Monday, October 18, 2004
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
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