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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Paul Colley (7)

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Southern Stingrays cruising over a shallow sand bar to the North of Grand Cayman.  The split is part photoshop manipulated to correct some dome splashing in the heavy swell.
By Paul Colley
posted Wednesday, February 23, 2011
62 votes

Cardinalfish brooding eggs: 60mm lens with +3 diopter.
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, June 6, 2011
47 votes

Barracuda school with one Great Barracuda interacting with the school of smaller ones; not sure what this behaviour was.
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, August 19, 2013
47 votes

Southern Stingray passing under a dive boat
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, February 14, 2011
45 votes

My first encounter with a stunning silky shark.
By Paul Colley
posted Saturday, December 14, 2013
45 votes

Split level shot of a Southern Stingray off the coast of Grand Cayman
By Paul Colley
posted Wednesday, February 2, 2011
43 votes

Natural light monochrome of the USS Kittiwake
By Paul Colley
posted Friday, April 1, 2011
42 votes

This is the newly-sunk wreck of USS Kittiwake in the Cayman Islands.  Shot with a 10-17mm lens in clear water, you can see the wreck from bow to midships.
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, January 31, 2011
40 votes

Ascension Island Black Durgon.  This Trigger Fish looks almost jet black at a distance, but close up is a riot of colour.
By Paul Colley
posted Sunday, November 20, 2011
40 votes

Red Sea reef at dusk.
By Paul Colley
posted Thursday, November 7, 2013
39 votes
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Natural light image of a snorkeler diving in the South Atlantic off Ascension Island
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27 Votes
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Black Durgon schooling around a reef formed by volcanic rock
15 Votes
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Preparing for a night dive in the South Atlantic
5 Votes
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Sabre-Toothed Blenny
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 3, 2011
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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A female Anthias feeding mid-water. The gulp to eat plankton lasts for only a few milliseconds, so capturing it is mainly luck (with a tiny bit of anticipation and dozens of shots to improve your chances...)
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 2, 2011
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Grouper found hiding under the stern of the wreck Kingston
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Cardinalfish with a new batch of eggs
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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The business end of a Moses Sole.
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean Egypt
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Crocodilefish eye. 60mm (on DX sensor) with a +3 diopter.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Egypt
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The inimitable female Anthias
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 24, 2011
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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This is the only Crown of Thorns Starfish that I have ever seen in the Red Sea.
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 24, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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The Carnatic
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 10, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Cardinalfish brooding eggs: 60mm lens with +3 diopter.
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47 Votes
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Southern Stingray on a shallow sand bar
23 Votes
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Cayman swim through & Tarpon
17 Votes
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Caribbean Reef Squid
11 Votes
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A Brown Trout in Capernwray Lake
11 Votes
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Southern Stingray, Jack and diver at Stingray city
24 Votes
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Southern Stingray (natural light image)
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Red sponge and diver

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nothing like a splash of red!
17 Votes
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Sponge, sea fan and diver
15 Votes
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Anchor of the USS Kittiwake
15 Votes
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Grand Cayman Tarpon
16 Votes
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Picasso Triggerfish
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2011

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33 Votes
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Bow and anchor chain of the USS Kittiwake; a natural light shot
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38 Votes
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Natural light monochrome of the USS Kittiwake
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42 Votes
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Diver photographing a school of Horse Eye Jacks, just off the wreck of the USS Kittiwake in Grand Cayman
22 Votes
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