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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith (7)

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Silversides are reflected in a diver's mask as he watches a huge swirl of the tiny fish.
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Saturday, June 17, 2017
30 votes

Up close and personal with a great hammerhead
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Saturday, July 1, 2017
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posted Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Fluorescing secretary blenny!
I used a very shallow depth of field, enabling me to focus solely on the blenny and let the coral blur out of focus. To capture the fluorescence I used Nightsea filters.
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Psychedelic Golden Tail"
I had fluorescence filters on my strobes. The eel didn't fluoresce, so I took off the bluish-purple fluoro filters. As I was composing this shot, one of the filters swung in front of a strobe, giving this psychedelic light.
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 7, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Fluorescence! A goby glows brightly on brain coral. I shot this using Nightsea filters: the fluorescence is excited by the blue light emitted through my strobes and then recorded through the Nightsea filter over my macro port.
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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A transitioning French Angelfish races across a coral reef. I photographed this scene with a slow-shutter speed while panning. This enabled me to show the speed while freezing the fish in action.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Just right!"
A cryptic teardrop crab peers out from the end of a tube sponge that's a perfect fit.
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Night Octopus! I came across this octopus on a night dive. It slid up against a wall of coral and spread itself wide. It changed colors and textures repeatedly while I took this photograph.
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date posted posted: Friday, December 18, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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The stern of the shipwreck Hilma Hooker is covered in colorful tube sponges and coral. A diver with video lights explores near the giant prop.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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"Hi! I'm really cute!"
A blenny peeks out from its home in a reef in Bonaire.
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 13, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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A French Angelfish is framed by a red sponge as it pushes its face in deep to take another bite.
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 6, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Netherlands Antilles
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This photo is best viewed enlarged to see detail: a diver enters the galley of the Kittiwake shipwreck, Grand Cayman. Metal tables that are rusting away are seen in the foreground.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"This Is Why I Live Here!"
A stingray is seen through the surface of a breaking wave, as the wave washes into my dome port.
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A tiny cryptic teardrop crab inside its cotton candy house! That's actually a purple vase sponge that I lit from the side, to create glow and show off the remarkable color of the sponge.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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Silversides being hunted by tarpon inside a swim-through. I used a slow shutter speed 1/4 sec to show the movement of the silversides.
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date posted posted: Monday, November 16, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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The North Wall of Grand Cayman is spectacular! At depth, everything loses color and these sponges appeared a muted greyish-pink. I knew they had to be more colorful. A burst from my strobes revealed the stunning, bright purple.
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 8, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Swish"
During a shark dive in Roatan, the sharks were cruising down below. I kept an eye out above me, looking for a different shot. I love the way the movement of the shark's body curves around the sun.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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The USS-Kittiwake is one of my favorite dives. Every time I descend on it, the variety of light, sealife, conditions... inspire a photo!
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Adorable roughhead blenny!
I used f/2.8 to focus on just the blenny's eyes and cirri (horns), making them pop against the background.
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Rippled sunlight shimmers on a stingray. Photographed on a wavy day at Stingray Sandbar.
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The seahorses of Roatan are stunning!
Bright orange seahorse hiding in a gorgonian.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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Coral polyps at night. I floated down below the coral and shot upward, one strobe angled from the side to provide texture and illuminate the back tentacles, and the other strobe giving a touch of fill light. These are the actual colors of the coral.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Interaction" - Caribbean reef shark and diver
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Three beautiful, strong, sleek reef sharks spent the entire dive with us, circling. On a couple of occasions I was able to swim hard and get even closer. What a stunning animal!
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date posted posted: Monday, September 21, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Two Heads Are Better Than One!"- I found a coral head with a green moray face sticking out one side, and a super long tail winding out the other. Confident it wasn't a record-size eel, I waited a long while.My patience was rewarded with this image.
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Jellyfish Abstract
I photographed facing up toward the top of the water to include the rippling water, and use the soft, overcast surface light to illuminate the jellyfish. I love how the jellyfish are reminiscent of both ameobas and flowers.
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Caribbean Reef Squid
This is the actual color! The squid was changing color as it swam forward and back, checking me out. It was moving up and down through the water column as well, enabling me to get this angle.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Fluorescence! This is so exciting! Using Nightsea filters to photograph, I discovered that the eyes of a banded coral shrimp fluoresce a vibrant green. I used a small aperture to focus only on the eyes. The coral it's on also fluoresced.
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While swimming out for a shore dive at sunset, I asked my friend to pose for me. I balanced one strobe on top of my head to give her face fill light, and placed the other strobe under the water to illuminate her tank and octo.
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