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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Craig Mcinally

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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2017

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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.
By Craig Mcinally
posted Monday, February 9, 2015
36 votes

American crocodile on midnight patrol across a crystal-clear, remote cenote on the edge of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere near Tulum.
By Craig Mcinally
posted Wednesday, September 23, 2015
15 votes

Giant's gaze. Male escort humpback eyes the photographer but passes calmly by, raising his pectoral fin just over my head to avoid contact.
By Craig Mcinally
posted Friday, February 13, 2015
12 votes

Buoyancy. A still-buoyant baby humpback uses mom's body to stay below the surface.
By Craig Mcinally
posted Monday, March 2, 2015
12 votes

A giant manta and the zodiac tender pass going in opposite directions.
By Craig Mcinally
posted Thursday, February 19, 2015
11 votes

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.
By Craig Mcinally
posted Friday, January 15, 2016
11 votes


By Craig Mcinally
posted Thursday, February 12, 2015
6 votes

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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.
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date posted posted: Friday, January 15, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
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American crocodile on midnight patrol across a crystal-clear, remote cenote on the edge of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere near Tulum.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Mexico
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Buoyancy. A still-buoyant baby humpback uses mom's body to stay below the surface.
12 Votes
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A giant manta and the zodiac tender pass going in opposite directions.
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mexico
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Giant's gaze. Male escort humpback eyes the photographer but passes calmly by, raising his pectoral fin just over my head to avoid contact.
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"Bubble Job" These resident giant mantas seek out divers and seem to enjoy the feel of bubbles.
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Mexico
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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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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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