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Oceanic whitetip shark in the Red Sea


Oceanic whitetip shark in the Red Sea
After a long pause, we finally did a new diving trip. This time on a liveaboard. The water temperature was nice, 27-29 degrees Celcius.

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Green-eyed dancing shrimp in Anilao


Green-eyed dancing shrimp in Anilao
Non-nudi pictures from the Philippine dive trip now available.

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Philippine Nudi Safari at Buceo Anilao


Philippine Nudi Safari at Buceo Anilao
Finally back after some years of silence, announcing the new Nudi Safari album and the fact that the non-nudi Philippine UW pictures will shortly appear.

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Sex on the reef - the male octopus resolutely holds his grip when the female flees


Sex on the reef - the male octopus resolutely holds his grip when the female flees
New album from Marsa Shagra, Red Sea. A week in October 2014.

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Silfra


Silfra
New album with underwater pictures from Iceland. Unreality now has a new functionality for browsing animal species. There are currently pictures of about a thousand species, of which ca five hundred are fishes.

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Vacation!


Vacation!
New album with topside pictures from the Indonesian tour.

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Giant frogfish


Giant frogfish
The under-water album from Lembeh 2014 is now available. Enjoy! A new feature is that we have started to publish pictures that are only available by Search, e.g., a search for nudibranch will show more pictures of nudibranch than shown in the albums.

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Coral polyps


Coral polyps
The UW pictures from Kri, West Papua are now available in a new album.

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Mussle and Barnacle


Mussle and Barnacle
New album of underwater pictures from Sweden 2012-2013 is now available

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Oriental sweetlips at cleaning station


Oriental sweetlips at cleaning station
Album from the Maldives is now on-line

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Fire Coral


Fire Coral
The Red Sea album is now on-line

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Spiderman!


Spiderman!
Pictures from Amazonas published in new album

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Marine Iguana


Marine Iguana
Topside pictures from Galapagos published in new album

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Whale shark


Whale shark
Underwater pictures from Galapagos in new album!

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Redlip blenny from Tenerife


Redlip blenny from Tenerife
The UW album from Tenerife is now on-line.

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Peacock tube worm


Peacock tube worm
Album with some pictures from Gullmarn at the Swedish west coast

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Pin Cushion Seastar, the bellyside of a rare color morph


Pin Cushion Seastar, the bellyside of a rare color morph
Well, finally the album from Lembeh is finished and uploaded. Enjoy all the fantastic critters!

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Soft coral close-up


Soft coral close-up
The album from Halmahera, Indonesia, is finally up. Took a lot longer than anticipated. We are now working on the sequel from Lembeh.

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Coming back from Indonesia


Coming back from Indonesia
Stargazer, one of many new species of fish for us. We did 64 hours under water on this trip to Halmahera and Lembeh. Two new albums will be up within a couple of weeks.

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On my way to work


On my way to work
Long shadows in the morning. From before the snowfall.

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Sun is setting at Måkläppen


Sun is setting at Måkläppen
Album with winter pictures from Narvik and Skåne.

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Nordic Championship in Underwater Photography


Nordic Championship in Underwater Photography
The 2010 competition is now <a href="http://iof3.idrottonline.se/ImageVaultFiles/id_23139/cf_104/NM-i-UV-foto%202010.pdf">settled</a>. My first time competing in NM; came 12'th of 37 competitors. Quite OK. This picture (previously published here) achieved 3'rd place in the 'pool' cathegory. This year the judges actually selected pictures as announced, i.e., "fresh new thinking", which I hadn't quit trusted when I selected my pictures. Well done judges! Other pictures with reasonable scores include <a href= "../pictures/2479">another pool picture</a> and <a href="../pictures/2419">the isopod"</a></ br>/Bo

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Wrecks in Narvik harbour


Wrecks in Narvik harbour
The album from Aqualund's wreck-diving trip to Narvik, Norway, is now published. The air temperature was around zero centigrade while the water was 8°C. We managed 10 one-hour dives in 5 days being quite comfortable thanks to a lot of under-garments. We dove the ore cargo ships Neuenfels, Stråssa, Fisser and Romanby, and the destroyers Hermann Kunne, Wilhelm Heidkamp and Anton Schmitt.

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Aqualund's freedivers in the pool


Aqualund's freedivers in the pool
A new album with pool-pictures. Some give at least us a surrealistic feeling. Pure unreality!

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In the cleft


In the cleft
A new album with UW pictures from Sweden. The album contains our pictures from the Swedish Championship in UW photography, and pictures from our training session in Smögen before the competition. In Smögen we finally understood the techique to capture wide angle pictures in bad visibility, as this picture shows. Unfortunately, we were not able to repeat the concept at the competition. There you go!

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Gold medal in the Theme-class 'Surface'


Gold medal in the Theme-class 'Surface'
This picture earned us First Place in the Theme-class 'Surface' in the Swedish Championship i UW photography 2010 this weekend. We didn't fare as well in the other classes 'wide angle' and 'macro' and we finished as #6 among the 11 finalists. Congratulations to our club mates in Aqualund, Ronnie &amp; Maria, who became Swedish Champions this year! The competition was held in Hamburgsund under rather bad weather conditions with hard winds and silty water. <br /><br />We will soon publish other pictures from our dive vacation on the Swedish west coast.

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Isopod


Isopod
A picture from the Hanö excursion with Aqualund. Since the number of species is quite limited in the Baltic Sea an Isopod becomes interesting. Not too bad!

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Paradishamn above and below


Paradishamn above and below
From the weekend's dive at Paradishamn

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Common shore crab


Common shore crab
From the weekend's dive at Paradishamn

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Hermit crab with the nudibranch Cuthona nana


Hermit crab with the nudibranch Cuthona nana
From the dive this weekend at Åkersberget, Kullen

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Steina in shallow water


Steina in shallow water
From the dive this weekend at Åkersberget, Kullen

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Green Iguana


Green Iguana
The gallery with topside pictures from Bonaire and Curacao is now available. Here a Green Iguana from the Washington Slabaai National Park in the north of Bonaire.

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Spotted eagle ray


Spotted eagle ray
The UW gallery from our trip to Bonaire and Curacao is now online. Here, a feeding eagle ray at the house reef at the Habitat Bonaire.

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Blenny in a hole


Blenny in a hole
Very tiny blenny looking out from his protective hole in a coral. Bonaire.

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Snooks


Snooks
Snooks hunting Dwarf herrings under the jetty. Bonaire.

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Cubera snapper


Cubera snapper
A large (>1 m) Cubera snapper defending his home patch at the house reef at Cpt. Don's Habitate, Bonaire.

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Hummingbird


Hummingbird
Quite nice to leave the snow and cold for a tropical island: Bonaire in the Caribbean. Although this trip is all about diving, its hard to avoid falling in love with some of the surface critters.

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The mouth of a Sea-anemone


The mouth of a Sea-anemone
The end of 2009 is fast approaching and there will probably be only one more dive (the traditional New Year's Eve splash at Ön). So its appropriate to summarise by a new album of UW pictures from Sweden. Actually, its a summary of two years during which Steina has become quite active behind the camera. This beaty is by her making.

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Potato grouper


Potato grouper
Piet with Potato grouper at 32 m. From the gallery of our recent Norh Red Sea trip. Piet was our divemaster on M/A South Moon. This photo is from Shark Point in Ras Mohammed National Park, which is on par with Elphinstone in our opinion.

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Wing-broken barn owl


Wing-broken barn owl
New gallery from our trip to Turkey to visit Pelin. This picture of a wing-broken barn owl is from the Gediz salinas just outside of Izmir. Most pictures in the gallery are typical tourist shots.

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Goldsinny


Goldsinny
Another of our competition macro pictures that was taken at the shout-out in Hamburgsund at the Swedish Championship in Underwater Photography 2009.

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Crab eye


Crab eye
Another of our competition pictures, this in the theme category 'eye contact', that was taken at the shout-out in Hamburgsund at the Swedish Championship in Underwater Photography 2009.

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Dead jelly with dead man's hand


Dead jelly with dead man's hand
The third of our competition pictures in the macro class that was taken at the shout-out in Hamburgsund at the Swedish Championship in Underwater Photography 2009.

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Nudibranch


Nudibranch
A picture from the <a href="http://iof3.idrottonline.se/templates/Page.aspx?id=5942&amp;epslanguage=sv">Swedish Championship in Underwater Photography (SM)</a>. This particular photo didn't earn us many points, but we like it anyway. We finished at 8th place. We are not pleased but the placement is fair. Congratulations to <a href="http://www.fotosidan.se/member/view.htm?ID=25720">Jonna Bergström</a>, a fellow member of <a href="http://www.backscatter.se/">BIFF</a>, who is now the 2009 Swedish Champion of UW photography!

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Sea star on tare


Sea star on tare
Another of our competition pictures in the macro class (object&lt; 20 cm) that was taken at the shout-out in Hamburgsund at the Swedish Championship in Underwater Photography 2009.

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Close encounter with a red stinging jellyfish


Close encounter with a red stinging jellyfish
Another of our competition pictures, this in the wideangle class (object > 20 cm), that was taken at the shout-out in Hamburgsund at the Swedish Championship in Underwater Photography 2009.

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Miniature Iceland formed by green algae in hot spring water


Miniature Iceland formed by green algae in hot spring water
The album with pictures from the 2009 Iceland trip is now uploaded. Most photos are from Landmannalaugar, a beautiful volcanic inland area east of Hekla. This amazing float of green algae in the hot spring water at the camp site took on the shape of Iceland. Unreality!

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Hover flies (Syrphidae)


Hover flies (Syrphidae)
The hover flies were also attracted by the banana peel (and by each other?!)

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Invasion by the Ladybugs


Invasion by the Ladybugs
Diving at Kullen today we experienced an invasion by Ladybugs. A myriad of hungry beetles blown oversees from Denmark, presumably.

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Snaefellsjökull from Reykjanes


Snaefellsjökull from Reykjanes
The glacier 100 km away with the midnight sun setting at 340°, i.e, just a fraction west of north. A remarkable sight, indeed. Soon we will publish the complete album from our (over water) Iceland trip.

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Green Tiger Beetle


Green Tiger Beetle
This weekend we were diving at Kullen in Skåne. I was very happy to spot a few Greene Tiger Beetles (<i>Cicindela campestris</i>) during the surface interval. Many years has passed since I last saw this beautiful, formidable little hunter.

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Seaweed farms


Seaweed farms
A special gallery about the seaweed farming on Nusa Lembongan. The whole bay is used for farming red algae for extraction of carrageenan (E407). Gunung Agung on mainland Bali in the background.

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Dragonfly


Dragonfly
And here is the topside gallery from Bali. This picture is from outside Ubud, a small inland town, famous for its culture, art and handicraft. Here we relaxed a couple of days before the hard work of diving began.

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Zebra lionfish


Zebra lionfish
mall}}And here is the UW gallery from Pembuteran, Bali. This picture is from the sandy area just outside Searovers dive center.

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Honeycomb moray with shrimps


Honeycomb moray with shrimps
mall}}New album with UW pictures from the Tulamben area and Nusa Penida in Bali. This moray eel is from Soraya, a dive site just east of Tulamben.

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Måkläppen


Måkläppen
mall}}Måkläppen, Skåne, Sweden.

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Sand


Sand
mall}}Towards Måkläppen, Skåne, Sweden.

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Penguines marching


Penguines marching
mall}}Another shot from Ales stenar, Kåseberga, Skåne, Sweden.

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Ales stenar


Ales stenar
mall}}Another picture from Ales stenar, Kåseberga, Sweden.

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Dreamy hills under a light cover of snow


Dreamy hills under a light cover of snow
mall}}View over Kabusa firing range from Ales Stenar, Kåseberga, Sweden. From the weekend's outing with Ivar (his picture <a href="http://pixel.smekbar.se/index.php?showimage=80">here</a>).

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Big fish for dinner


Big fish for dinner
mall}}The excellent italian-trained chef aboard Aballones proudly displays the big fish he will prepare for dinner. Jardines de la Reina, Jucaro, Cuba. This and other topside pictures from our Cuba trip 2007 are now available in a gallery

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Two-spotted goby


Two-spotted goby
This weekend we dived in Ransvik at Kullen in Skåne. This picture of <i>Gobiusculus flavescens</i>, a common cold-water goby at about 3-4 cm length, was taken with my new Nikkor 60 mm macro lens that allows me to get close enough (fishes permitting) to avoid too much water between the object and the lens.

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It's getting dark


It's getting dark
The season for refining sugar from sugar beet roots is in full swing. This picture from the campaign last year is of the chimneys of the drying station, where the remains are turned into animal fodder. Its only condensed water. Örtofta, Skåne, Sweden.

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Where is my wife?


Where is my wife?
The gallery from the dry side of Jeddah is now on-line.

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Knotted fan coral


Knotted fan coral
Gallery of the underwater pictures from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A week in October on a liveaboard.

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Stranded jellyfish


Stranded jellyfish
Looking Death in the eye on a very long and shallow beach. Morup, Sweden.

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Alva prepares for the student gala dinner last year


Alva prepares for the student gala dinner last year
New album in family and friends. Twenty pictures of Alva 0 to 19 years old. This phote is, however, in another album.

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Beautiful green eyes with green blouse


Beautiful green eyes with green blouse
Pelin is finally relaxed after a true shoot-out, testing the Nikon D200's 5 frames-per-second capability. This is one of the later photos in the series. We had a lot of fun! The image is enhanced with the new tool in LR2 to selectively develop specific areas. Isn't she beautiful!

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Pattern with petal


Pattern with petal
A new gallery of topside pictures from the 2008 Indonesia trip to Papua and Lembeh. This one is from Manado on our way to Papua

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August evening rainbow


August evening rainbow
We were having chilled dill-cooked crayfish in the garden (a typical Swedish August event, although the crayfish now is usually from China or Turkey) when this beautiful double rainbow encircled the house as the sun set.

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Skarðsheiði in Borgarfjörður


Skarðsheiði in Borgarfjörður
Gallery of Icelandic landscapes has been updated with pictures from the recent trip.

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Blue lagoon in the Silfra crack


Blue lagoon in the Silfra crack
>Gallery of the topside pictures from Aqualund's trip to Iceland is now posted.<br /> Among typical travel pictures, there are also a number of images of Silfra from the dry side.

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Blue lagoon in the Silfra crack


Blue lagoon in the Silfra crack
Gallery of the underwater pictures from Aqualund's trip to Iceland with Steina as Reiseführer. We (Steina, Bo, Christer F, Christer R, and Salvatore) did Silfra and Daviðsgjá in Þingvallavatn, Strýtan i Eyjafjörður and a few normal sea-dives. Fantastic! Salvatore's pictures are <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dykarna.nu/photoAlbum/album.asp?userId=10570&amp;albumId=18113"> here</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dykarna.nu/photoAlbum/album.asp?albumId=18120"> here</a>, and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dykarna.nu/photoAlbum/album.asp?albumId=18166">here</a>. We whish to thank the Reykjavik diving club <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kofun.is/index.php">SKFÍ</a>, and especially Anton Smári, Anna Maria and Friða for making this possible!

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Bubble coral shrimp


Bubble coral shrimp
Uploaded the gallery from Lembeh straits. A bunch of really awesome creatures, indeed.

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Bigeye trevally


Bigeye trevally
Finally, the Papuan 2008 gallery is now ready for viewing.

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Pink anemone fish


Pink anemone fish
And, of course, the more ordinary cuties inbetween.

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Manta


Manta
... to really large animals (>4 m).

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Pygmy seahorses


Pygmy seahorses
From the tiniest creature (8 mm) ...

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Kri Eco Resort, Raja Amat, Papua


Kri Eco Resort, Raja Amat, Papua
Greetings from Kri Resort. All is well and the diving is great. A few pictures will follow.

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Blågylta (male Labrus bimaculatus)


Blågylta (male Labrus bimaculatus)
This is the first post in the pixelpost news section. This one advertises a new UW gallery at overklighet (unreality). The intention of opening the pixelpost news section, however, is to enable the posting of single photos that may not fit any particular gallery.

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