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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Christian Skauge

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The free-swimming hydromedusae Gonionemus murbachii. Nikon D300s in Nauticam housing, 2 x Inon Z-240 strobes.
By Christian Skauge
posted Thursday, September 30, 2010
52 votes

Alien... composition of a Gonionemus murbachii and the eyes of a lemon sole, Microstomus kitt. Looks a little eerie :-)

Nikon D200 in Nexus housing.
By Christian Skauge
posted Saturday, December 29, 2007
49 votes

Lizardfish, up close and personal. Nikon D200 in Nexus housing, Inon Z-240 strobes.
By Christian Skauge
posted Monday, April 28, 2008
47 votes

Another Polycera... this one was sitting on a dark kelp frond. Photographed with little light it seems to be floating in thin air... eh, water.

Nikon D200 in Nexus housing, Inon Z-240 strobes. Nikkor 105 mm, manual, ISO 100, f/16, 1/60.
By Christian Skauge
posted Sunday, April 27, 2008
46 votes

Close-up of the Alien of the Deep, the crown jelly Periphylla periphylla. Photographed at 40 meters depth, 260 meters above bottom at Gulen Dive Resort, Norway.
By Christian Skauge
posted Tuesday, February 3, 2009
46 votes

Alien of the Deep - the deep-sea jelly Periphylla periphylla. Nightdive at 01:30 in february 2008, 600 feet above bottom. Nikon D200 in Nexus housing, 18-70 mm, manual.
By Christian Skauge
posted Tuesday, April 29, 2008
44 votes

Clione limacina, or sea angel, photographed outside Kristiansand on the Norwegian south coast. These little ophistobranchs grow to about 3 centimeters and sometimes occur in such grat numbers that they are food for whales :-)
By Christian Skauge
posted Monday, April 27, 2009
42 votes

Close-up of the cerata of an aeolid nudibranch. Nikon D200, Nexus housing, 2x Inon Z-240 strobes. 105mm, 2x teleconverter, 2x dioptre.
By Christian Skauge
posted Monday, August 11, 2008
41 votes

Underwater forest in lake Lygnstøylsvatnet, Norway.
By Christian Skauge
posted Wednesday, August 13, 2008
39 votes

A very cooperative specimen of the little goby Buenia jeffreysii. Nikon D300 in Nexus housing, twin Inon Z-240 strobes.
By Christian Skauge
posted Thursday, February 11, 2010
39 votes
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Cup coral, Caryophyllia smithii
Storsand, Oslo, Norway
... by Christian Skauge
Cup coral, Caryophyllia smithii
Storsand, Oslo, Norway
Nikon D200, 60 mm macro, 1/100 sec, f/20, ISO 100
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Norwegian Sea Norway
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Eubranchus farrani nudibranch crawling on the edge of a k... by Christian Skauge
Eubranchus farrani nudibranch crawling on the edge of a kelp frond.
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31 Votes
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2x Facelina bostoniensis mating, extreme closeup. by Christian Skauge
2x Facelina bostoniensis mating, extreme closeup.
16 Votes
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Brittlestar crawling across a clingfish :-) by Christian Skauge
Brittlestar crawling across a clingfish :-)
20 Votes
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Cuthona nana on eel grass. Nikon D300 in Nauticam housing... by Christian Skauge
Cuthona nana on eel grass. Nikon D300 in Nauticam housing, 2x Inon Z-240 strobes.
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32 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 30, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: North Sea Sweden
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Taken in a pool in Oslo, after a bit of preparation. What... by Christian Skauge
Taken in a pool in Oslo, after a bit of preparation. What is up and what is down? I can't really tell anymore... Not photoshopped (apart from normal adjustments) but I thought 'creative' was the right category anyway :-)
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18 Votes
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The free-swimming hydromedusae Gonionemus murbachii. Niko... by Christian Skauge
The free-swimming hydromedusae Gonionemus murbachii. Nikon D300s in Nauticam housing, 2 x Inon Z-240 strobes.
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52 Votes
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Lake Lygnstøylsvatnet, Norway. I 1908, a rockslide closed... by Christian Skauge
Lake Lygnstøylsvatnet, Norway. I 1908, a rockslide closed off the valley and it was flooded by the river. Some of the rocks are huge! This one must be older than the landslide though; it has trees growing on it ;-)
17 Votes
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A goldentail moray getting real up close and personal at ... by Christian Skauge
A goldentail moray getting real up close and personal at Invisibles, Bonaire. Nikon D300 in Nexus housing, 2z Inon Z-240 strobes.
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30 Votes
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This Eubranchus farrani was sitting on the edge of a kelp... by Christian Skauge
This Eubranchus farrani was sitting on the edge of a kelp front, getting ready to take off. I was able to catch it in mid-water as it floated by. Nikon D300 in Nexus housing, 2x Inon Z-240 strobes.
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36 Votes
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A very cooperative specimen of the little goby Buenia jef... by Christian Skauge
A very cooperative specimen of the little goby Buenia jeffreysii. Nikon D300 in Nexus housing, twin Inon Z-240 strobes.
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39 Votes
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Lesser swimming crab, Polybius pusillus. Yes, that is a s... by Christian Skauge
Lesser swimming crab, Polybius pusillus. Yes, that is a spine from a sea urchin underneath it. The crab looks quite grumpy, so it might be kept as a defensive weapon ;-)
Nikon D300 in Nexus housing, twin Inon Z-240 strobes.
18 Votes
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Eubranchus farrani on a kelp frond. Nikon D300 in Nexus h... by Christian Skauge
Eubranchus farrani on a kelp frond. Nikon D300 in Nexus housing, twin Inon Z-240 strobes.
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33 Votes
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Another Eubranchus pallidus; this time with peculiar red ... by Christian Skauge
Another Eubranchus pallidus; this time with peculiar red pigment all over. Nikon D300 in Nexus housing, twin Inon Z-240 strobes.
28 Votes
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The little (30 mmh) goby Lebetus scorpioides resting in a... by Christian Skauge
The little (30 mmh) goby Lebetus scorpioides resting in an empty shell at the Gulen Dive Resort on the norwegian west coast. Nikon D300 in Nexus housing, 105mm + 1.4 converter, twin Inon Z-240 strobes.
13 Votes
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Eubranchus pallidus on a background of tunicates. Gulen D... by Christian Skauge
Eubranchus pallidus on a background of tunicates. Gulen Dive Resort, Nikon D300 in Nexus housing with twin Inon Z-240 strobes.
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21 Votes
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What do you do when the strobes won't fire? Try another t... by Christian Skauge
What do you do when the strobes won't fire? Try another take at getting it together! Norwegian Topknot shot at f4.0, 1/60 and ISO 320 with a small focus light. Sometimes that can work too :-)
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Norwegian Sea Norway
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Manatee Love in Crystal Springs. Cute and cuddly animals! by Christian Skauge
Manatee Love in Crystal Springs. Cute and cuddly animals!
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Whip coral shrimp, Philippines. Loved the attitude on thi... by Christian Skauge
Whip coral shrimp, Philippines. Loved the attitude on this one :-) Nikon D200, 105 mm, Nexus housing, 2x Inon Z-240 strobes.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Philippines
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The propellar at the Hilma Hooker wreck. Nikon D300 in Ne... by Christian Skauge
The propellar at the Hilma Hooker wreck. Nikon D300 in Nexus housing, 2x Inon Z-240 strobes.
24 Votes
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Norwegian topknot photographed without strobes and very l... by Christian Skauge
Norwegian topknot photographed without strobes and very limited depth of field.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 30, 2009
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Norwegian Sea Norway
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VideoRay micro ROV in the Vinoy Reneissance Hotel pool in... by Christian Skauge
VideoRay micro ROV in the Vinoy Reneissance Hotel pool in St. Petersburg, Florida. Nikon D300, 10,5 mm Nikon fisheye lens.
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Editor's Comment
nice under/over with color contrast Christian
25 Votes
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The eye of a small-spotted catshark, photographed at the ... by Christian Skauge
The eye of a small-spotted catshark, photographed at the house reef of Scuba Dive West, Renvyle, Ireland. Nikon D200 in Nexus housing, 2x Inon Z-240 strobes.
21 Votes
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Cannon on the wreck of NK-02 Dragoner/aka KNM Kjell outsi... by Christian Skauge
Cannon on the wreck of NK-02 Dragoner/aka KNM Kjell outside Mandal in Norway.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 18, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: North Sea Norway
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Mammoth. The wreck of NK-02 Dragoner aka KNM Kjell outsid... by Christian Skauge
Mammoth. The wreck of NK-02 Dragoner aka KNM Kjell outside Tregde in Norway. Nikon D300, Nexus housing.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, October 5, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: North Sea Norway
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Astronaut traning at ESAs Neutral Buoyancy Facility in Co... by Christian Skauge
Astronaut traning at ESAs Neutral Buoyancy Facility in Cologne, Germany.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2009

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editor's comments

Editor's Comment
we don't get enough shots of people working underwater
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, September 7, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Germany
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Polycera quadrilineata on a kelp frond. Nikon D200 in Nex... by Christian Skauge
Polycera quadrilineata on a kelp frond. Nikon D200 in Nexus housing, 105mm VR.
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34 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: North Sea Norway
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