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Week 34 winner

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by Matthew Smith

Crimson red Waratah Anemones at low tide in a rock pool during a misty halo sunrise, lit with snooted strobes. The bird in th


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July Winner

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by Dale Kobetich


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Christian Coulombe (Second place)
Rafal Makiela (Third place)

Peoples' Vote


Spanish Dancer
By Jagwang Koo
posted (4 days ago)
19 votes

OWT with reflection
By Ken Kiefer
posted (6 days ago)
18 votes

Silky in the foreground and oceanic in the background
By Ken Kiefer
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

- parental care -
Maldive anemonefishes (Amphiprion nigripes), Helengeli (North-Male-Atoll/Maldives)
By Reinhard Arndt
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Ai Futaki
Guinness World Records for
By Marco Fierli
posted (2 days ago)
14 votes

H I T C H - H I K E R
Nudibranch (Mexichromis multituberculata)
Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator)
Anilao, Philippines. May 2014
By Irwin Ang
posted Yesterday
14 votes


By Chase Darnell
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

Trapania sp. Stiliger Ornatus
By Iyad Suleyman
posted (2 days ago)
13 votes

Small encounter
By Raoul Caprez
posted (4 days ago)
12 votes

Field of grapes
By Steven Miller
posted (2 days ago)
12 votes
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A Sweetlip swimming out from the coral....
votes: 8
vote
A school of bump head parrotfish..... Flynn Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
votes: 9
vote
Crimson red Waratah Anemones at low tide in a rock pool during a misty halo sunrise, lit with snooted strobes. The bird in the sun halo was more luck than judgement!!
shortlistedShortlisted!
votes: 24
vote
An over/under of a bluebottle (physalia physalis) I love how the pneumatophore (air bladder) of this bluebottle caught the light from my underwater strobe and lit up like a fluorescent tube!! Amazing!
shortlistedShortlisted!
votes: 36
vote
"Shark-aerial"
Shot at North rock (Nelson bay, NSW) by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Shark-aerial"
Shot at North rock (Nelson bay, NSW)
votes: 13
vote
Bat Fish circling me while I was doing my safety stop above the exHMAS Brisbane wreck, Mooloolaba, Australia
votes: 6
vote
Green Sea Turtle resting at Cook Island, Fingal Head, NSW, Australia.
votes: 12
vote
Red Claw at Lake Eacham, depth 20m by David Haintz
Red Claw at Lake Eacham, depth 20m
votes: 7
vote

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date posted posted: (This month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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"Abducted"... the water was cold and full of seals and se... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Abducted"... the water was cold and full of seals and sea-birds excrement but was fun!!
votes: 9
vote
Vintage Pose. Taken at Lake Barrine, North Queensland. de... by David Haintz
Vintage Pose. Taken at Lake Barrine, North Queensland. depth 14m vis around 2m.
votes: 5
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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millions of juvenile fishes. vis was good but swamped by ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
millions of juvenile fishes. vis was good but swamped by clouds of little juvenile swimming thru the pylons
votes: 8
vote
the months are passing by.. but this guys is always there... by Gaetano Gargiulo
the months are passing by.. but this guys is always there :-)
votes: 6
vote
my strobe malfunctioned at 20m... so I had to improvise... by Gaetano Gargiulo
my strobe malfunctioned at 20m... so I had to improvise...
votes: 4
vote
diving with seals is always great!!! by Gaetano Gargiulo
diving with seals is always great!!!
votes: 13
vote
6+m of vis at Clifton Gardens are rare... by Gaetano Gargiulo
6+m of vis at Clifton Gardens are rare...
votes: 6
vote
My nephew diving into the Blue Hole in the Daintree Forest, by David Haintz
My nephew diving into the Blue Hole in the Daintree Forest,
votes: 6
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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playing with shallow DOF with a friendly dragonet by Gaetano Gargiulo
playing with shallow DOF with a friendly dragonet
votes: 2
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date posted posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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cute little mimicking file-fish by Gaetano Gargiulo
cute little mimicking file-fish
votes: 13
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date posted posted: Monday, June 23, 2014
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Giant Australian Cuttlefish impress photography group wit... by Elizabeth Solich
Giant Australian Cuttlefish impress photography group with Paul Macdonald of downunderpix, Nikon D700, Sea & Sea housing, 15mm sigma fish eye lens, 1.4x TC, 2x Sea & Sea YS110 strobes, f/14, 1/60, ISO-400
votes: 10
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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the debut of Violet-tino on the contest :-) by Gaetano Gargiulo
the debut of Violet-tino on the contest :-)
votes: 12
vote

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date posted posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Barrine Eal, taken at Laken Barrine up in the tablelands ... by David Haintz
Barrine Eal, taken at Laken Barrine up in the tablelands west of cairns queensland. Visibility was around 7m, photo taken at 20m using Canon 7D, 2x lights, 24-105mm macro lens.
votes: 12
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date posted posted: Monday, June 16, 2014
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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"waiting" and old Italian proverb says: "the patience is ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"waiting" and old Italian proverb says: "the patience is the virtue of the strong ones"... if this in true I would not like to have a frog-fish as enemy, I went diving 2 times in 2 different days and I found them exactly in the same position
votes: 17
vote
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"Splash" - taken with a GoPro
a yellow one. what a surprise at Clifton, and pretty well... by Gaetano Gargiulo
a yellow one. what a surprise at Clifton, and pretty well camouflage
votes: 15
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Kit was Canon 7D, 24-105mm macro, 2x lights. location Lak... by David Haintz
Kit was Canon 7D, 24-105mm macro, 2x lights. location Lake Barrine up in the TableLands west of Cairns Queensland. Visibility was around 5m and depth 20m.
votes: 12
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Australia
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Fish-storm by Gaetano Gargiulo
Fish-storm
votes: 12
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date posted posted: Friday, June 13, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Ragged tooth sand tiger shark (one of many) at Nelson Bay by Gaetano Gargiulo
Ragged tooth sand tiger shark (one of many) at Nelson Bay
votes: 23
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