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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Jan Messersmith

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The old shiny sunglasses trick. A dive buddy on the deck of Faded Glory. Madang, Papua New Guinea.
By Jan Messersmith
posted Thursday, September 29, 2005
38 votes

Mantis Shrimp caught in the open at Pig Island near Madang. Check my post at http://www.messersmith.name/wordpress/2009/05/mantis-shrimp-the-aliens-in-my-front-yard/ for more information and additional images.
By Jan Messersmith
posted Tuesday, May 19, 2009
12 votes

Spinecheek Anemonefish (Amphiprion biaculatus) living in a Bulb Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).
By Jan Messersmith
posted Monday, April 26, 2010
12 votes

A Spotfin Lionfish (Pterois antennata) At Magic Pasage near Madang, Papua New Guinea.
By Jan Messersmith
posted Wednesday, May 20, 2009
11 votes

Gymnothorax javanicus. I've got hundreds of Moray images. This is my personal favourite.
By Jan Messersmith
posted Thursday, May 21, 2009
10 votes

Mantis Shrimp found on the port wing of The Green Dragon B-25 bomber at Madang
By Jan Messersmith
posted Friday, May 21, 2010
10 votes

Fire Dartfish - On top of the reef at Magic Passage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023 housing.
By Jan Messersmith
posted Sunday, September 11, 2005
7 votes

Circus time at Rasch Passage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023 housing.
By Jan Messersmith
posted Saturday, September 17, 2005
6 votes

Anenome fish on magnificent anenome. Magic Passge, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023 housing.
By Jan Messersmith
posted Friday, September 9, 2005
5 votes

Sneaking up on the Spotted Garden Eel usually doesn't work. How long can you hold your breath? Magic Passage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
By Jan Messersmith
posted Thursday, October 13, 2005
5 votes
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Mantis Shrimp found on the port wing of The Green Dragon ... by Jan Messersmith
Mantis Shrimp found on the port wing of The Green Dragon B-25 bomber at Madang
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Spinecheek Anemonefish (Amphiprion biaculatus) living in ... by Jan Messersmith
Spinecheek Anemonefish (Amphiprion biaculatus) living in a Bulb Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).
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Gymnothorax javanicus. I've got hundreds of Moray images.... by Jan Messersmith
Gymnothorax javanicus. I've got hundreds of Moray images. This is my personal favourite.
10 Votes
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A Spotfin Lionfish (Pterois antennata) At Magic Pasage ne... by Jan Messersmith
A Spotfin Lionfish (Pterois antennata) At Magic Pasage near Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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Mantis Shrimp caught in the open at Pig Island near Madan... by Jan Messersmith
Mantis Shrimp caught in the open at Pig Island near Madang. Check my post at click here for more information and additional images.
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Yellow Spotted Sweetlips at the bottom of Magic Pasage, M... by Jan Messersmith
Yellow Spotted Sweetlips at the bottom of Magic Pasage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Taken with an old Ikelite housing that held a disposable flash camera. Massaged with Photoshop watercolour filter.
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 20, 2005
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
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Yellow Spotted Sweetlips at Magic Passage, Madang, Papua ... by Jan Messersmith
Yellow Spotted Sweetlips at Magic Passage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Monday, October 17, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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These things stand out like bright yellow lights. They es... by Jan Messersmith
These things stand out like bright yellow lights. They especially like walls. Kranket Wall, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 16, 2005
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Needs a shave, I'd say. Stonefish at The Eel Garden, Pig ... by Jan Messersmith
Needs a shave, I'd say. Stonefish at The Eel Garden, Pig Island, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/Pt-023.
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 15, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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They are SO hard to see. Some of the best camoglage in th... by Jan Messersmith
They are SO hard to see. Some of the best camoglage in the sea. Stonefish at The Eel Garden, Pig Island, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/Pt-023.
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date posted posted: Friday, October 14, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Sneaking up on the Spotted Garden Eel usually doesn't wor... by Jan Messersmith
Sneaking up on the Spotted Garden Eel usually doesn't work. How long can you hold your breath? Magic Passage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 13, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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What a lovely name has the Spothead Grubfish. At least it... by Jan Messersmith
What a lovely name has the Spothead Grubfish. At least it poses nicely. Pig Passage, Pig Island, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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If it weren't for the big white dots, you'd probably neve... by Jan Messersmith
If it weren't for the big white dots, you'd probably never see this one. Sek Island wall, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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How it got itself so tangled up in the staghorn coral is ... by Jan Messersmith
How it got itself so tangled up in the staghorn coral is a wonder. Mililat Passage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Monday, October 10, 2005
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Grandmother called this a 'sea pincushion'. Dallman passa... by Jan Messersmith
Grandmother called this a 'sea pincushion'. Dallman passage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 9, 2005
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Yet another gumdrop. Mmmmm, licorice and vanilla! Wongat ... by Jan Messersmith
Yet another gumdrop. Mmmmm, licorice and vanilla! Wongat Island, North Point, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 8, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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"Purple Lips" The Eel Garden, Pig Island, Madang, Papua N... by Jan Messersmith
"Purple Lips" The Eel Garden, Pig Island, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Friday, October 7, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Bluefin Trevally. They seem very inquisitive about who is... by Jan Messersmith
Bluefin Trevally. They seem very inquisitive about who is visiting their reefs. We don't mind them hanging around, because they are so pretty.
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 6, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Air trapped inside the roof of the bridge of the Henry Le... by Jan Messersmith
Air trapped inside the roof of the bridge of the Henry Leith. Wongat Island, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2005
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Gumdrop o' the sea. Mililat Passage, Madang, Papua New Gu... by Jan Messersmith
Gumdrop o' the sea. Mililat Passage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Fishy highway in the sky. Magic Passage, Madang, Papua Ne... by Jan Messersmith
Fishy highway in the sky. Magic Passage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Monday, October 3, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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The Hawkfish should probably be called the English Sparro... by Jan Messersmith
The Hawkfish should probably be called the English Sparrowfish instead, because they are so common everywhere. Leper Island, ocean side, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 2, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Goby and partner shrimp, Mililat Passage, Madang, Papua N... by Jan Messersmith
Goby and partner shrimp, Mililat Passage, Madang, Papua New Guinea. This was the first time I'd noticed a commensal shrimp carefully placing rocks at the entrance instead of just bulldozing sand out of the hole. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 1, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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These Fusiliers like to hang out under the wing of the B-... by Jan Messersmith
These Fusiliers like to hang out under the wing of the B-25 bomber at Wongat Island, Madang, Papua New Guinea. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Friday, September 30, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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The old shiny sunglasses trick. A dive buddy on the deck ... by Jan Messersmith
The old shiny sunglasses trick. A dive buddy on the deck of Faded Glory. Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 29, 2005
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
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The Freckled Hawkfish are thick as flies on the reefs. It... by Jan Messersmith
The Freckled Hawkfish are thick as flies on the reefs. It's an easy beginner's fish for photography, because they pose without complaint. There are several subspecies here or there is much variation in coloration. This one is more red than most.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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At the B-25 Bomber, Wongat Island, Madang, Papua New Guin... by Jan Messersmith
At the B-25 Bomber, Wongat Island, Madang, Papua New Guinea. This Coral Trout was under the wing. Olympus C8080/PT-023.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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