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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Craig Mcinally

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American crocodile swimming in a cenote on the edge of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere. Shot around midnight during nesting season. Had to blaze a path through jungle to access this small, wild cenote. Hardest entry/exit of any dives I've ever done.
American crocodile on midnight patrol across a crystal-clear, remote cenote on the edge of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere near Tulum.
Buoyancy. A still-buoyant baby humpback uses mom's body to stay below the surface.
A giant manta and the zodiac tender pass going in opposite directions.
Giant's gaze. Male escort humpback eyes the photographer but passes calmly by, raising his pectoral fin just over my head to avoid contact.
"Bubble Job" These resident giant mantas seek out divers and seem to enjoy the feel of bubbles.
A curious baby humpback swims by me on the way to get a breath. The escort male is just visible behind momma. Despite the protection of the adult whales, two orcas killed and ate the baby the day after this photo was taken.
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Editor's Comment
Magical shot showing the ocean's most majestic creatures and making us all jealous :) The ambient light here worked perfectly and the colors are deep and precise. Clear winner!
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