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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Billy Watson

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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2017

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Banggi Cardinal Fish
By Billy Watson
posted Saturday, December 21, 2013
38 votes

Aqua Equine -- Pygmy Seahorse
By Billy Watson
posted Tuesday, December 24, 2013
30 votes

First trip to PNG, I suspect not my last. The trip redefined unspoiled and diverse life.  Abounding fish populations added to the wonder.  Tried a number of occasions to convince myself to switch to my 100mm but the wide-angle was just too good!
By Billy Watson
posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017
28 votes

Rhinopores Flabellina
By Billy Watson
posted Sunday, January 26, 2014
25 votes

Lovely first dive of the day!
By Billy Watson
posted Thursday, August 24, 2017
25 votes

Ornate Ghost Pipefish
Lembeh
By Billy Watson
posted Sunday, January 5, 2014
23 votes

Laying Low - Crocodile Fish
By Billy Watson
posted Saturday, December 21, 2013
22 votes

That Seaweed has eyes -- Ambon Scorpionfish
By Billy Watson
posted Saturday, December 21, 2013
20 votes

Thorny Seahorse
By Billy Watson
posted Sunday, January 26, 2014
20 votes

Thecacera picta
Dumaguete
By Billy Watson
posted Thursday, January 9, 2014
19 votes
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Witch Doctor — Barney’s Reef, Fathers Reef, Papua New Guinea
A barrel sponge festooned with dozens of colorful crinoids. Taking a hard upward angle allowed me to capture a small sliver of the reefs fish population.
8 Votes
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First trip to PNG, I suspect not my last. The trip redefi... by Billy Watson
First trip to PNG, I suspect not my last. The trip redefined unspoiled and diverse life. Abounding fish populations added to the wonder. Tried a number of occasions to convince myself to switch to my 100mm but the wide-angle was just too good!
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28 Votes
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What better way to finish off a dive than a Hawksbill passing within an arms length.
10 Votes
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Lovely first dive of the day!
25 Votes
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Intricate coral stands, snow white sand and crazy clear water. Even if I didn't have a camera in my hands it'd still be a great trip.
18 Votes
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Xena Crab
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17 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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The Rambler -- Thecacera picta
18 Votes
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Orange-lined Triggerfish
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16 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Unusual coral stand providing a variety of textures & colors with a beautiful Caribbean sky serving as the perfect background. I'll take it!!
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Hypnotized
Spinecheek Anemonefish (female)-- Premnas biaculeatus
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 6, 2017
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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El Aguila, Spanish for ‘The Eagle’, is a 230 ft long freighter and rests at a max depth of 110’. Located on the North side of Roatan a short trip from West End. The mast is beautifully encrusted in black coral, gorgonians, and sponges.
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Sometimes I find myself looking for the extraordinary when I am taken back by the simplistic. This image captures the latter in a small grouping of a barrel sponge, crinoids and anemone which collectively endow a variety of texture, shape and color.
12 Votes
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Red whip coral lending a strong contrast to the blue water column has always been a favorite.
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Coral Castle — Tufi, Papua New Guinea. The shear size and spectacular intricacy of this coral stand as indeed a site to behold. It was a reminder why we all pursue diving with such passion.
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Coral bommies dot most of the dive sites in Turks & Caicos. This one attracted my attention because of its shape and the beautifully colored purple rope sponges complimenting the typical azure blue of this part of the Caribbean.
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Taken on Mabul Island, Malaysia. The bold white stripe is paradoxical to the behavior of this timed little fellow who rarely ventured out from the protection its host.
8 Votes
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Riding the Green Wave
Clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) inside magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica)
Masaplad North, Dumaguete
18 Votes
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Kiss Please -- Smooth Trunkfish
8 Votes
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My New Friends
If you’re diving Bonaire and are looking for something to do for the surface day before you fly visit the Donkey Sanctuary. Buy some carrots and you are now their best friend, great cause that’ll give you a warm and fuzzy.
14 Votes
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Thecacera picta -- Dumaguete
16 Votes
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Poseidon's Garden
Apo Island, Philippines
15 Votes
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Chromodoris quadricolor
9 Votes
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Whale Shark Wannabe
12 Votes
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Fairy Basslet -- Gramma loreto
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15 Votes
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Spinecheek Anemonefish -- Amphiprion biaculatus
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
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Circling Back Around -- Manta Ray
6 Votes
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Rhinopores Flabellina
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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