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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Vladimir Levantovsky

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Shrimps are friends ... not food
By Vladimir Levantovsky
posted Thursday, November 17, 2011
50 votes

Pigmy seahorse (who didn't turn his back on me).
By Vladimir Levantovsky
posted Friday, October 28, 2011
44 votes

Male Yellowhead jawfish incubating babies in his mouth. Canon XSi in ikelite housing with EF 100mm USM macro lens, dual DS-125 strobes.
By Vladimir Levantovsky
posted Thursday, April 15, 2010
43 votes

Screaming out loud! Giant moray eel getting his gills cleaned by a cleaning wrasse. Canon XSi / Ikelite housing and strobes.
By Vladimir Levantovsky
posted Tuesday, March 31, 2009
41 votes

Elegance in motion! Manta ray enjoying the tidal current in German Channel, Palau. Canon XSi  with EF-S 17-85 IS USM lens / Ikelite housing and strobes.
By Vladimir Levantovsky
posted Monday, March 30, 2009
33 votes

One very hungry manta during night time feeding frenzy. Canon T1i with Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens in Ikelite housing with DS-125 strobe.
By Vladimir Levantovsky
posted Wednesday, August 4, 2010
30 votes

A very curious blenny. Canon XSi with EF-100mm USM macro lens in Ikelite housing, dual DS-125 strobes.
By Vladimir Levantovsky
posted Saturday, October 10, 2009
28 votes


By Vladimir Levantovsky
posted Wednesday, April 8, 2009
24 votes

No peeking - this is a private bottle!
By Vladimir Levantovsky
posted Thursday, November 17, 2011
24 votes

Swimming with jellies in Palau's famous jellyfish lake.
By Vladimir Levantovsky
posted Wednesday, March 18, 2009
22 votes
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No peeking - this is a private bottle!
24 Votes
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Shrimps are friends ... not food
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50 Votes
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Blending in the environment
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date posted posted: Friday, October 28, 2011
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indonesia
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Pigmy seahorse (who didn't turn his back on me).
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Locked on the prey and ready for ambush! I think I was a sidekick - my dive light made the night hunt *very easy* for this lionfish.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, February 11, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Palau
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Swimming pool session. Reflections and colors are real - not photoshopped. Minor adjustments to levels and saturation.
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nice color contrast. Surface reflection turned on it's side of course
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: United States
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"Big eyed fish" grooming. Canon T1i in Ikelite housing with DS-125 strobe overhead
20 Votes
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Red snappers' band - a shoal of red snappers stretched in a long line facing the ocean current. Canon T1i in Ikelite housing with DS-125 strobes.
14 Votes
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Manta ray during night time feeding in plankton-reach water.
Canon T1i with Tokina 10-17mm fisheye in Ikelite housing with DS-125 strobe.
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One very hungry manta during night time feeding frenzy. Canon T1i with Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens in Ikelite housing with DS-125 strobe.
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A rising star. This was an experiment trying to balance three different light sources - ambient light, a model with the torch and a single strobe illuminating a giant whip coral and the model's face. Canon T1i in Ikelite housing with DS-125 strobe.
20 Votes
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Christmas tree worm. Taken with Canon XSi in ikelite housing, EF 100mm USM macro lens, DS-125 dual strobes.
22 Votes
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Male Yellowhead jawfish incubating babies in his mouth. Canon XSi in ikelite housing with EF 100mm USM macro lens, dual DS-125 strobes.
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Painted frogfish
9 Votes
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Exploring the colors of soft corals.
18 Votes
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Manta ray, swimming overhead against the sun in the background. Canon XSi with EFs 17-85mm IS USM lens in Ikelite housing with dual DS-125 strobes.
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The whip coral.
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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An underwater playground ... Taken with Canon XSi and Tokina 10-17mm fisheye in ikelite housing, dual DS-125 strobes,
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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A tiny procelain crab hiding inside a finger coral at night. Canon XSi with EF 100mm USM macro in Ikelite housing with DS-125 strobes.
15 Votes
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Size doesn't matter! Male Sailfin blenny protecting his territory against "the intruder". He actually nibbled on my daughter's finger when she moved it just a tiny bit closer.
18 Votes
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Off the hook! (but with the hook) This shark has been going through tough times, as evident by the scars and the hook in her mouth. I wish people would realize that sharks are not enemies, and that we ruibn the planet by killing them!
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, October 16, 2009
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Mexico
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This shot was taken by my wife with Canon PowerShot A610 while I was shooting manta (she happened to be an excellent model). It was that 'once in a lifetime' moment - just us and the manta who stayed and played with us for the whole dive.
9 Votes
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Juvenile Smooth Trunkfish, ~1/2 inch in size.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Mexico
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Pink (skunk) anemone fish playing "hide and seek". Canon XSI + EFs 17-85mm IS USM lens in Ikelite housing with dual DS-126 strobes.
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, October 12, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Palau
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Two (out of many) reef sharks patroling the waters of the Vertigo dive site off the west side of the Yap island. Canon XSi with EFs 17-85mm IS USM lens in Ikelite housing.
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 11, 2009
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Philippine Sea Micronesia
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A very curious blenny. Canon XSi with EF-100mm USM macro lens in Ikelite housing, dual DS-125 strobes.
28 Votes
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Spotted cleaner shrimp, with transparent body allows you to see the pink eggs inside. Canon XSi with EF 100mm USM macro lens, Ikelite housing and dual DS-125 strobes.
10 Votes
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