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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Valda Fraser

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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2017

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I lay on sand quietly watching this chap.  Loved it when he opened his mouth for the cleaners.
By Valda Fraser
posted Tuesday, October 8, 2013
56 votes

A honeycomb moray in a green tree coral.
By Valda Fraser
posted Wednesday, October 2, 2013
49 votes

A huge bohar snapper giving me an ugly look.
By Valda Fraser
posted Wednesday, September 25, 2013
45 votes

A real beauty - Goniobranchus sp.
By Valda Fraser
posted Wednesday, November 20, 2013
42 votes

A trio at the grass bed where the females deposit their eggs.
By Valda Fraser
posted Thursday, November 7, 2013
41 votes

This sea pen is home to a porcelain crab that is feeding at night.
By Valda Fraser
posted Thursday, January 17, 2013
39 votes

A pair of yellow-mouthed moray eels.
By Valda Fraser
posted Wednesday, May 8, 2013
38 votes

Gobies laying and fertilising eggs.
By Valda Fraser
posted Monday, September 23, 2013
36 votes

A longnose hawkfish in its favourite spot.
By Valda Fraser
posted Wednesday, March 20, 2013
34 votes

Lying in wait at night.
By Valda Fraser
posted Thursday, August 29, 2013
34 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Valda Fraser

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A Venus' girdle in a perfect pose. by Valda Fraser
A Venus' girdle in a perfect pose.
16 Votes
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The shrimp jumped into the eels mouth, but the landing wa... by Valda Fraser
The shrimp jumped into the eels mouth, but the landing wasn't great.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Commensal shrimp on a nudibranch. by Valda Fraser
Commensal shrimp on a nudibranch.
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19 Votes
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A Spanish Dancer treating me to its graceful dance. by Valda Fraser
A Spanish Dancer treating me to its graceful dance.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2014
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Wow, one of my favorites. Your second Orange over Blue shot, maybe I have a weakness for this color combination. Very well taken.
32 Votes
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So annoying to have other males trying to steal my 'girl'.
18 Votes
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Take two.
8 Votes
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The cleaner wrasse has lots of work to do.
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18 Votes
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A squat lobster with coloration to match its host feather star.
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Focusing on the rhinophores - the major sensory structures.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Flowing snappers at Snapper College, Sodwana Bay.
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A trumpetfish.
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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The baby cuttlefish has just emerged from the egg and is launching itself into the world.
23 Votes
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Suddenly it reared up like a frightened horse - Chromodoris africana.
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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A gorgonian wrapper, so pretty but really a nasty parasite.
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34 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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A real beauty - Goniobranchus sp.
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42 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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Showing a leg - a specially adapted one for keeping clean, while filter-feeding.
16 Votes
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A trio at the grass bed where the females deposit their eggs.
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41 Votes
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A crab with a self image problem. It's battling because this 'house' is too big and heavy.
26 Votes
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An unexpected visit from a big tiger that came in to check me out. Was sad about the broken-off trace in her mouth.
27 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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A beautiful juvenile emperor angelfish. Such a tricky subject because it moves so fast.
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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I lay on sand quietly watching this chap. Loved it when he opened his mouth for the cleaners.
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2013
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This ones is a clear winner. A classic CFWA and great work having the complete body in focus. Well done, a personal favorite for me.
56 Votes
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A honeycomb moray in a green tree coral.
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49 Votes
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A huge bohar snapper giving me an ugly look.
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It's the Orange over perfect deep blue that makes this shot stand out. Very nice.
45 Votes
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A tube anemone retracted its tentacles as I swam past. This is what I saw when I peeped inside.
20 Votes
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Gobies laying and fertilising eggs.
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36 Votes
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A spiny seahorse.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Mozambique Channel Mozambique
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Lots of activity at the nesting site - broadclub cuttlefish.
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