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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By William Goodwin

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Shy shrimp deep in tube sponge and lit from behind. Cayman Brac, 40 fsw
By William Goodwin
posted Tuesday, December 7, 2010
54 votes

Hanging upside down without disturbing the sponge and scaring the bejesus outta the peppermint shrimp inside, aiming the Light Cannon to light up the inside through the translucent wall of the sponge ... ahh, the travails of the u/w photographer.
By William Goodwin
posted Friday, April 10, 2009
43 votes

The
By William Goodwin
posted Thursday, April 9, 2009
36 votes

I never realized until now how difficult it is to photograph a white fish. First round produced
By William Goodwin
posted Wednesday, October 21, 2009
31 votes

This is the shot I took right after the one that just won the Global National Geographic Photographic Competition (Nature category). I was astounded that the little crustacean held still that long. Peppermint shrimp in a branching vase sponge 75 fsw.
By William Goodwin
posted Monday, March 15, 2010
31 votes

Feather Duster, Cayman Brac, 40 fsw.
By William Goodwin
posted Tuesday, October 5, 2010
31 votes

The iconic salt mounds on Bonaire during wind reversal/stoppage last October.
By William Goodwin
posted Wednesday, November 21, 2012
31 votes

A Peppermint Shrimp constantly in motion within this Branching Vase sponge, lit from the exterior by a video light. No crop. Bonaire, 75 fsw.
By William Goodwin
posted Monday, November 26, 2012
30 votes

I was taking shots for a book on sponges when this huge Black Grouper wondered over. I wanted to get a picture of the big fish with some sponges, so I gently tricked him into the perfect position. Belize, 45fsw
By William Goodwin
posted Monday, June 21, 2010
29 votes

Iguana, dive boats, a morning full of promise... Bonaire
By William Goodwin
posted Thursday, April 23, 2009
28 votes
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Magic eye on this grouper who was begging for attention. ... by William Goodwin
Magic eye on this grouper who was begging for attention. Cayman Brac, 70 fsw.
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Blue-eyed Crustacean, Cayman Brac night dive. by William Goodwin
Blue-eyed Crustacean, Cayman Brac night dive.
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Perhaps those that were offended by the image of me huggi... by William Goodwin
Perhaps those that were offended by the image of me hugging a grouper I have worked to protect will prefer images of dead fish, like this ono (wahoo) I caught with a handline while sailing off Baja California
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Eye of the Needle... Beqa lagoon, Fiji
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Pacific Fiji
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Late in the day at Wananavu
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Pacific Fiji
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Sea Egg = Polar Co-ordinate tool and other PS tools applied to a night shot of a Tube Anemone at Bonaire.
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Egg No. 11. Polar coordinate tool plus some clean-up and added a reflection.
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Egg No. 15
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Egg No. 7 - polar coordinate tool and some shading and polishing.
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Peppermint shrimp in branching vase sponge lit from exterior with video torch - no crop.
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A nicely done "frame in a frame" and the Bokeh works well.
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A Peppermint Shrimp constantly in motion within this Branching Vase sponge, lit from the exterior by a video light. No crop. Bonaire, 75 fsw.
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This Purple Mouth Moray was content to spend its days being cleaned by the numerous attendants in the Brotula's cave. Tori's Reef, Bonaire.
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Smooth Trunkfish with Scarlet Striped Cleaner Shrimp at Tori's. No crop.
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The iconic salt mounds on Bonaire during wind reversal/stoppage last October.
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A Black Brotula at Tori's on Bonaire. That's a Purple Mouth Moray behind it.
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There are several arresting views in the flat south of Bonaire. This is one. That's an osprey on the obelisk.
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Tube anemone with shrimp - Lembeh.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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On top of the world! Lembeh Strait.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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This "Solar-Powered" nudibranch has an Emperor Shrimp hitchhiker, an arthropod more frequently found on echinoderms. Lembeh Strait.
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date posted posted: Monday, June 25, 2012
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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Small Ornate Ghost Pipefish with backlighting. Lembeh Strait
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date posted posted: Monday, June 25, 2012
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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This sneaky-looking little devil just looks like trouble. Spiny Devilfish, Lembeh
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date posted posted: Friday, June 22, 2012
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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Two frogfish backed up to an elephant ear sponge in Lembeh Strait.
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A cuddly little Leopard Toadfish. Four miles offshore from Seaside, Florida Panhandle. 80 fsw.
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Glass Eye Snapper with tail & fins backlit. One of the denizens of understructure of the Aquarius undersea habitat. 60 fsw. Conch Reef off Key largo.
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In air but definitely not "Topside." Taken inside the Aquarius undersea habitat/laboratory. This is the bunk "room" where six aquanauts sleep for ten nights during saturation research missions. Often one of the Goliath groupers will peek in. 55 fsw.
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Taken at the Aquarius undersea habitat/laboratory diving with the sponge research team in June. This is one of the resident Goliaths - like a big dog. 55 fsw at Conch Reef off Key Largo
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I was at Aquarius to photograph and video the sponge research for my forthcoming book on sponges. Here is a set of thermisters measuring outflow from a cluster of tube sponges. Looks like a sponge ICU. 65 fsw, Conch Reef, Key Largo.
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