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Week 37 winner

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by Mathieu Foulquié

Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) eating lionfish


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August Winner

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by Matthew Smith


Last Month's HotShots...


Hotshot stats...
Michael Weberberger (Second place)
Steven Miller (Third place)

Peoples' Vote


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 (Last month)
38 votes

Cleanershrimp
By Doris Vierkötter
posted (Last month)
37 votes

Cedar's pride wreck in Aqabe.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (Last month)
34 votes

Cenote Silhoette - Little Rhamdia Catfish in a Mexican Cenote.
By Nina Baxa
posted (Last month)
34 votes

Ghostpipe´s eye
By Andre Philip
posted (Last month)
33 votes

great encounter on the Silver Banks
By Michael Weberberger
posted (Last month)
33 votes

Crocodylus acutus_5
By Mathieu Foulquié
posted (Last month)
33 votes

Ray catching last sun rays...
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted (Last month)
33 votes

Night diving on the Full Moon
By Steven Miller
posted (Last month)
32 votes

Font Estramar
By Mathieu Foulquié
posted (Last month)
32 votes
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August WINNER!!!!!!!!!!

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Matthew Smith

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!
posted: (Last month) | category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
location: Tasman Sea Australia

Editor's Comment
This is a clear winner, due to the perfect balanced lighting used here, matching the scene and the subject in every aspect. Stunning shot!
45 Entries Found: Page 2  of  2
This category shows the HotShots (premier images from a single month)
H I T C H - H I K E R
Nudibranch (Mexichromis multituber... by Irwin Ang
H I T C H - H I K E R
Nudibranch (Mexichromis multituberculata)
Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator)
Anilao, Philippines. May 2014
Ray catching last sun rays...
"Vision"
Trippy Blenny close up, Macabuca Grand Cayman
Canon t2i Canon 100mm Macro +10 Subsea Diopter
ISO 200 f/18 1/200th
Ikelite Housing and 2 DS 161's
Bargibandi.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Crocodylus acutus_4 by Mathieu Foulquié
Crocodylus acutus_4

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cuba
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Font Estramar by Mathieu Foulquié
Font Estramar

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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LemonShark near the dive boat. Tiger Beach, Bahamas
"Beyond"
Green Turtle, North Wall, Grand Cayman
Amphiprion ocellaris.

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
view portfolio more shots by Sergey Lisitsyn
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Tiny colorful disguise

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Ecuador
view portfolio more shots by Raoul Caprez
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Nemo Found!

Final RoundThrough to 2014 awards final round judging

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
view portfolio more shots by Marteyne Van Well
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Manta Ray

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Iyad Suleyman
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Trapania sp. Stiliger Ornatus

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Interesting sea squirt looking like it possesses ribs. by Christian Gloor
Interesting sea squirt looking like it possesses ribs.
The Master of camouflage - frontal shot of a wobbegong

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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Andre Philip
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