NAME : GAETANO GARGIULO
COUNTRY : ITALY
TITLE: Mommy will keep an eye on you
CAPTION :Australia – blenny guarding the eggs – Mommy will keep an eye on you Sabre tooth blenny love discarded bottles to nest. In the picture one fish was guarding the eggs laid inside an old discarded wine bottle.
NAME: DELBOS YANNICK
Title: “Fly on Air Turtle”
Green turtle, Mayotte island, N’Gouja beach.
Photography taken on sunset (free diving), symbiosis between a pilot fish and a turtle.
Title: “Infernal spiral”
Sardine Run, Philipina, Moalboal.
Popular Moalboal Sardine Giant Bench.
Title: “Back to the surface”
Humpback whales, Reunion island, Saint Paul
In winter, some humpback whales come to give birth around Reunion island (Indian ocean). (taken in free diving) His mother guides him in his first days of life.
Title: “The ocean’s tears”
Parrot fish, Reunion Island, Etang Salé (petit tombant)
Super macro of a parrotfish. Human face with tears on the cheek. Sadness of an ocean that empties day after day.
NAME: TRACEY JENNINGS
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
Cathedral, Solomon Islands
Exploring the carbonate caverns of the Solomon Islands.
TITLE: “Uncommon Common”
Lionfish, Seraya Secrets, Bali
Who remembers when they first saw a lionfish? Wow what an amazing fish. My aim of my photography is to entice non-divers to dive and care about our oceans. Hence I often focus on those fish that are fascinating whether rare or common. I used a Retra LSD for this image.
TITLE: “Angel wings”
Feather duster worm, Dumaguette, Philippines
Sometimes the simple can be so beautiful I used a small depth of field to focus on the delicate nature of the worm. Not so easy as the worms tend to retract as a diver approaches. The image reminds me of an angels wings.
Whaleshark, Papua, Indonesia
A whaleshark enjoys the beautiful blue water of West Papua. If you look carefully you can see a second shark to the extremity.
NAME: CHONG WAN YONG
TITLE: Guardian in lacy palace
CAPTION: Ambon- bubble point – bryozoan goby with eggs.
The bryozoan goby is the goby which only stays inside white lacy coral and lays eggs inside, it’s easy for them to guard their eggs since it’s hard for predator to get inside.
NAME: SIMONE PICCOLI
TITLE: Whale Totem
CAPTION: Tonga-Vava’u-Humpback whales
Every year, around the small island of Tonga, hundreds of humpback whales come to give birth to their culfs, and to teach them how to grow before the big trip back to the Antarctic. The relationship between mother and culfs, their songs, frame an exhilarating adventure with profound meanings …
NAME: ROS SYAFIQAH ROSLAN
TITLE: Artificial Reef: Art Of the Sea
CAPTION: Artificial reefs are similar in structure to the sea bed specially made for increasing fish populations and coral propagation in some areas. Artificial reefs experienced a continuous innovation process. From only thatch, bamboo, branches of mangrove trees to “advance ceramic technology”. Originally it purposely for the fishes, currently it also serving coral reefs restoration. Various types and shapes can also be seen. Each has its own advantages.
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NAME: PETER DE MAAGT
CAPTION: Bonaire, Bari reef
Fluorescence diving allows seeing a familiar reef in a new light. You will see something entirely different, the colours and formations can be overwhelming. It allows capturing some special images. This transparent goby is being backlit by the fluorescence glow of the coral.
NAME : DAMIR ZURUB
COUNTRY : CROATIA
TITLE: DISCO SEA HORSE
This Seahorse photography is taken in Vrsar (Croatia) in front of the house reef of diving center “Ugor”. On this house reef live 2 species of seahorse. The photography is taken with a background “bokeh” effect on a depth of 8 meter.
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NAME: Marchione Giacomo
TITLE: The spaceship
From the deep blue emerges a great whale shark, completely enveloped by hesitations, it slowly moves in search of plankton. Its majesty and its charm are unique thanks, too, to the traveling companions who follow it.
NAME: ADRIANO MORETTIN
Title: “Kissed by the sun”
The seahorse Hyppocampus guttulatus photographed with the snoot applied on flash and the technique of double exposure.
Title: “Towards the castle”
This shot depicts the jellyfish Rhyzostoma pulmo under the Miramare Castle in the Marine Protected Area of Miramare and was taken with the special fisheye lens 8-15 mm. Nikon used at 8 mm.
Title: “John Dory’s sun”
This juvenile John Dory (Zeus faber) was very small, only three centimeters long, so I could photograph it with the snoot applied on flash and the technique of double exposure.
Title: “In motion”
The seahorse Hyppocampus guttulatus photographed with the snoot applied on flash and the technique of panning.
NAME: TRACEY JENNINGS
TITLE: Not another Sunset
Arborek Jetty, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. I spent 6 hours under the jetty from lunchtime to sunset.
TITLE: Living Wall
Sardines, Moalboal, Philippines. In the shallows of Moalboal, Philippines a living wall of sardines can be found.
A snake eel in Seraya Secrets Bali, Indonesia. I used a Retra LSD to highlight the face of the snake eel.
TITLE: Nemo in orange
Anemone Fish, Dumaguette, Philippines. I used a junk-shop filter to create the motion effect.
NAME: FAN PING
TITLE: FIND YOURSELF
Life is a journey, embrace the ocean in the beautiful Saipan with Chinese freediver Jessea Lu.
NAME: TOM VIERUS
TITLE: Fiji’s Sharks – Diving the Shark Reef Marine Reserve
Up to eight species of sharks can be observed in Fiji’s Shark Reef Marine Reserve, though the dive is most famous for its bull sharks. Shark populations are declining around the world and sustainable, safe and science supporting sharkdiving can be a valuable tool in shark conservation and public awareness.
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NAME: Norhayati Ahmad
TITLE: Mangrove Raja Ampat
CAPTION: Mangroves hold a certain fascination for most of us, for the rich bounty in the form of timber, fish, shellfish, and seafood. At Raja Ampat, much pleasure is derived by the tranquility, abundance and the beauty of the mangrove habitat, that seems to come out as alive and exciting.