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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Christian Loader

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Whale Shark and Mantas. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
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Manta. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
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Spinner Dolphin - i'd like to say that this was the RAW photo, but no, i used a little zoom blur on Photoshop :-(
Nikon D300, 60mm.
Whale Shark silhouette and dive boat. Olympus SP350, inon fisheye lens.
Spinner Dolphin. Nikon D300 + 60mm.
Halimeda Ghost Pipefish - very exciting to find this in the Maldives, because there isn't much macro life here!
Olympus SP350, Inon strobe, Inon macro lens.
Dinner time!! Whale Shark - feeding on krill. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, inon fisheye lens.
All aboard the Manta Train!! Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens, natural light. Baa Atoll, Maldives.
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It's rare to get a shot of receding, recurring subjects - almost unique with something the size of Mantas! Very contrasty, have you tried it B&W? Totally a hotshot from Christian.
Whale Shark and Manta feeding together!! :-o
Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens, natural light. Baa Atoll, Maldives.
The Maldives - 'flat as a pancake'! .Taken with a Nikon D300, 12-24mm. z
My friend Tim with a Manta that was feeding while 'barrel-rolling'. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
Mantas feeding on krill. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
Honeycomb Moray. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon strobe, Inon fisheye lens
Anthias and Feather Star. Olympus SP350, Inon D2000 strobe, Inon fisheye lens.
Just some of the 100+ Mantas at Hanifaru today!
Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
Baa Atoll, Maldives.
Whale Shark feeding at Hanifaru - Baa Atoll, Maldives.
Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
Emperor Angelfish - changing from juvenile to adult.
Baa Atoll, Maldives.
Olympus SP350, Inon d2000 strobe.
Scorpionfish with Fusiliers above. Olympus SP350, inon strobe, inon fisheye lens.
Baa Atoll, Maldives
Soft Coral Crab - with a large piece stuck to it's head!!
Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon strobe, Inon macro lens
Clown Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus). Mabul, Borneo. Olympus SP350, single Inon strobe.
Maldivian Anemonefish with Manta in background. North Male Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP-350, Fisheye lens, Inon strobe.
Whale Shark at Maamigili, Ari Atoll, Maldives. I got to dive with this one on my own for 20mins, while everyone else was snorkelling! HA! :-) Dream come true!
Peek-a-Boo! Pygmy Seahorse at Sibuan, near Semporna, Borneo.
A happy man at Barracuda Point!! (well, who is ever unhappy at Barracuda Point?). Sipadan, Borneo. Olympus sp-350.
Reef Octopus - Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP-350, single Inon strobe.
Coral Goby on Bubble Coral, Mabul, Borneo.
Olympus SP-350, single Inon strobe.
sunburst under the jetty in the morning. Olympus SP-350, Inon fisheye lens.
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