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2017 Winners – Advanced

Issue 158

Congratulations Lucas Low, Singapore. The shark dives out from Pacific Harbour Fiji have a worldwide reputation for delivering one of the best shark dive experiences in the world. Lucas captured his experience in dramatic fashion!

Bull shark, Pacific Harbour, Fiji

Bull shark, Pacific Harbour, Fiji

2016 Winners – Advanced

Issue 157

Congratulations, Mark Blomfield, New Zealand. Mark was diving in Puerto Galera in the Phillipines when his eagle eyes spotted this hermit crab.

Mark Blomfield.

Hermit crab, Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Issue 156

Mark Blomfield, New Zealand.

Mark Blomfield.

Diadema sea urchin, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand

Issue 155

Gaetano D. Gargiulo, New South Wales, Australia.

Gaetano D. Gargiulo.

‘Do you wanna fight??’ Sant’Agnello, Italy.

Issue 154

Rory Moore, New Zealand.

Rory Moore.

Pilot Whale Blowing Bubbles, Strait of Gibraltar.

Issue 153

Sophie Roselt, New Zealand.

Sophie Roselt.

Mermaid at Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand.

Issue 152

Shayne Seddon, New Zealand.

Shayne Seddon

Clownfish.

2017 Winners – Novice

Issue 158

Congratulations, Nathalie Moolenschot, New Zealand. Nathalie was diving New Zealand’s favourite dive location, Poor Knights Islands when she came across this stunning Scorpionfish.

‘Burping’, Scorpionfish; Poor Knights, Tutukaka, New Zealand

‘Burping’, Scorpionfish; Poor Knights, Tutukaka, New Zealand

2016 Winners – Novice

Issue 157

Congratulations Ali Hollis, New Zealand. Ali Hollis, Ali was in the Maldives, quietly enjoying a tranquil dive when these three honeycomb moray popped up to say a synchronised hello!

Ali Hollis.

‘Three Amigos’, Honeycomb moray, Maldives.

Issue 156

Candice Bardsley, New Zealand.

Candice Bardsley

Arc-eye hawkfish, Niue.

Issue 155

David Forsyth, New Zealand.

David Forsyth.

‘Clown Anenomefish.’ Bali, Indonesia.

Issue 154

Ian Sherwood, New Zealand.

Ian Sherwood.

Papua New Guinea Shark.

Issue 153

Ali Hollis, New Zealand.

Ali Hollis.

Hiwihiwi, White Reef, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Issue 152

Paul Cooper, Wellington, New Zealand.

Paul Cooper.

Pregnant pygmy seahorse, Padang Bai, Bali.


 

Winners – Overall 2015

Advanced

Sophie Roselt, New Zealand. Issue 149, Aug/Sept: Sophie spotted this inquisitive Hermit crab popping out of its shell at the Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand.

Camera info: Nikon D200, Sea & Sea housing, 60mm macro lens, YS 90 & 120 strobes. ISO 100, 1/250, f/22.

Sophie Roselt, hermit crab – overall 2015 winner for the advanced category.

Novice

Tony Burt, New Zealand. Issue 151, Dec/Jan: Tony was enjoying a winter escape to Walindi on the island New Britain, Papua New Guinea, when he spotted this elusive mantis shrimp.

Camera info: Canon G16, Fantasea line FG16 housing. ISO 80, 1/500, f/1.8.

Tony Burt, mantis shrimp – overall 2015 winner for the novice category.


 

Older Winners – Advanced

Issue 151

Sophie Roselt, New Zealand.

(A) Sophie Roselt

Diver below Blue Maomao Arch, Poor Knights Islands.

Issue 150

Kyle Taylor, New Zealand.

By Kyle Taylor.

Jelly lit by the sun.

Issue 149

Sophie Roselt, New Zealand.

By Sophie Roselt.

Hermit crab.

Issue 148

Lee Findlay, New Zealand.

By Lee Findlay.

A trio of moray eels.

Issue 147

Paul Caiger, New Zealand.

By Paul Caiger.

Carangid fish seek shelter under the protective cover of a lion’s mane jellyfish.

Older Winners – Novice

Issue 151

Tony Burt, New Zealand.

(N) Tony Burt

Mantis shrimp. Walindi, Papua New Guinea.

Issue 150

Ryan Slattery, New Zealand.

Carpet_Shark_lo-res

Carpet shark.

Issue 149

Arie Spyksma, New Zealand.

By Arie Spyksma.

Juvenile cod.

Issue 148

Kyle Taylor, New Zealand.

By Kyle Taylor.

Weedy seal.

Issue 147

Shayne Seddon, New Zealand.

By Shayne Seddon.

Crab Dinner!

 

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