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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Christian Loader

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All aboard the Manta Train!!   Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens, natural light. Baa Atoll, Maldives.
By Christian Loader
posted Wednesday, August 20, 2008
62 votes

sunburst under the jetty in the morning. Olympus SP-350, Inon fisheye lens.
By Christian Loader
posted Saturday, July 5, 2008
34 votes

bubble ring and sunburst - under the jetty at the Four Seasons resort in the Maldives where i work
By Christian Loader
posted Sunday, February 10, 2008
33 votes

Whale Shark and Manta feeding together!! :-o 
  Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens, natural light. Baa Atoll, Maldives.
By Christian Loader
posted Saturday, August 16, 2008
33 votes

My friend Tim with a Manta that was feeding while 'barrel-rolling'. Baa Atoll, Maldives.  Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
By Christian Loader
posted Saturday, August 9, 2008
32 votes

Whale Shark and Mantas. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
By Christian Loader
posted Thursday, September 11, 2008
32 votes

Common Lionfish - juvenile . Baa Atoll, Maldives.
By Christian Loader
posted Friday, May 30, 2008
31 votes

juvenile Cuttlefish at Mabul, Borneo. 
Olympus SP-350, single Inon strobe, Inon macro lens.
By Christian Loader
posted Thursday, July 3, 2008
31 votes

Whale Shark feeding at Hanifaru - Baa Atoll, Maldives.
Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
By Christian Loader
posted Tuesday, July 29, 2008
30 votes

Mantas feeding on krill. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
By Christian Loader
posted Tuesday, August 5, 2008
30 votes
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Whale Shark and Mantas. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP35... by Christian Loader
Whale Shark and Mantas. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
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32 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Manta. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye l... by Christian Loader
Manta. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
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24 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 6, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Spinner Dolphin  -  i'd like to say that this was the RAW... by Christian Loader
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.
29 Votes
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Whale Shark silhouette and dive boat. Olympus SP350, inon... by Christian Loader
Whale Shark silhouette and dive boat. Olympus SP350, inon fisheye lens.
26 Votes
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Spinner Dolphin.  Nikon D300 + 60mm.  by Christian Loader
Spinner Dolphin. Nikon D300 + 60mm.
8 Votes
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Halimeda Ghost Pipefish  - very exciting to find this in ... by Christian Loader
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.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Dinner time!!   Whale Shark - feeding on krill.   Baa Ato... by Christian Loader
Dinner time!! Whale Shark - feeding on krill. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, inon fisheye lens.
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All aboard the Manta Train!!   Olympus SP350, Inon fishey... by Christian Loader
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.
62 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Whale Shark and Manta feeding together!! :-o 
  Olympus ... by Christian Loader
Whale Shark and Manta feeding together!! :-o
Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens, natural light. Baa Atoll, Maldives.
33 Votes
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The Maldives - 'flat as a pancake'!  .Taken with a Nikon ... by Christian Loader
The Maldives - 'flat as a pancake'! .Taken with a Nikon D300, 12-24mm. z
16 Votes
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My friend Tim with a Manta that was feeding while 'barrel... by Christian Loader
My friend Tim with a Manta that was feeding while 'barrel-rolling'. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 9, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Mantas feeding on krill. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP3... by Christian Loader
Mantas feeding on krill. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
30 Votes
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Honeycomb Moray. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon... by Christian Loader
Honeycomb Moray. Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon strobe, Inon fisheye lens
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 3, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Maldives
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Anthias and Feather Star. Olympus SP350, Inon D2000 strob... by Christian Loader
Anthias and Feather Star. Olympus SP350, Inon D2000 strobe, Inon fisheye lens.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, August 1, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Maldives
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Just some of the 100+ Mantas at Hanifaru today! 

Olymp... by Christian Loader
Just some of the 100+ Mantas at Hanifaru today!
Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
Baa Atoll, Maldives.
16 Votes
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Whale Shark feeding at Hanifaru - Baa Atoll, Maldives.
O... by Christian Loader
Whale Shark feeding at Hanifaru - Baa Atoll, Maldives.
Olympus SP350, Inon fisheye lens.
30 Votes
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Emperor Angelfish - changing from juvenile to adult. 
Ba... by Christian Loader
Emperor Angelfish - changing from juvenile to adult.
Baa Atoll, Maldives.
Olympus SP350, Inon d2000 strobe.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, July 28, 2008
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Maldives
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Scorpionfish with Fusiliers above. Olympus SP350, inon st... by Christian Loader
Scorpionfish with Fusiliers above. Olympus SP350, inon strobe, inon fisheye lens.
Baa Atoll, Maldives
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 26, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Soft Coral Crab - with a large piece stuck to it's head!!... by Christian Loader
Soft Coral Crab - with a large piece stuck to it's head!!
Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP350, Inon strobe, Inon macro lens
20 Votes
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Clown Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus). Mabul, Borneo. Ol... by Christian Loader
Clown Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus). Mabul, Borneo. Olympus SP350, single Inon strobe.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 13, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Malaysia
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Maldivian Anemonefish with Manta in background.  North Ma... by Christian Loader
Maldivian Anemonefish with Manta in background. North Male Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP-350, Fisheye lens, Inon strobe.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 12, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Whale Shark at Maamigili, Ari Atoll, Maldives. I got to d... by Christian Loader
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!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Peek-a-Boo!  Pygmy Seahorse at Sibuan, near Semporna, Bor... by Christian Loader
Peek-a-Boo! Pygmy Seahorse at Sibuan, near Semporna, Borneo.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Malaysia
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A happy man at Barracuda Point!! (well, who is ever unhap... by Christian Loader
A happy man at Barracuda Point!! (well, who is ever unhappy at Barracuda Point?). Sipadan, Borneo. Olympus sp-350.
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Celebes Sea Malaysia
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Reef Octopus - Baa Atoll, Maldives.  Olympus SP-350, sing... by Christian Loader
Reef Octopus - Baa Atoll, Maldives. Olympus SP-350, single Inon strobe.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, July 7, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Coral Goby on Bubble Coral, Mabul, Borneo. 
Olympus SP-3... by Christian Loader
Coral Goby on Bubble Coral, Mabul, Borneo.
Olympus SP-350, single Inon strobe.
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 6, 2008
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Malaysia
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sunburst under the jetty in the morning. Olympus SP-350, ... by Christian Loader
sunburst under the jetty in the morning. Olympus SP-350, Inon fisheye lens.
34 Votes
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