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Photo of the Day : Underwater

(149 photos)

Photo: An underwater view of lily pads in a lake in the Adirondacks

Lily Pads, Eagle Lake

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

An underwater camera offers a fish's-eye view of ...

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Photo: A coral reef in the Red Sea

Coral Reef, Red Sea

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Rarely visited, the reefs off Saudi Arabia in the ...

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Photo: A man swimming with a whale shark in New Guinea

Whale Shark, New Guinea

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

"Suddenly he just jumped in!" says photographer Michael Aw. Sarmin Tangadji ...

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Picture of a submerged plane in the Bahamas

Submerged Plane, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

While island hopping around the Bahamas in a Cessna C172 aircraft ...

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Photo: A swimmer underneath a breaking wave in Sydney, Australia

Swimmer, Coogee Beach

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

A swimmer stretches out to avoid the ...

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Photo: A great white shark approaching divers in a cage

Great White Shark and Divers

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Cage divers are confronted by a great ...

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Photo: An over-underwater view of an octopus in Italy

Octopus, Italy

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Despite the strong human presence on the ...

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Photo: An underwater air bubble

Ocean Air Bubble

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

An air bubble ascending from the ocean ...

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Photo: Fish swimming among sea pens

Sea Pens, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Soft corals called sea pens, usually found at depth ...

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Photo: A translucent shrimp on anemones in Kingman Reef

Shrimp, Kingman Reef

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Translucent shrimp on anemones, Kingman Reef, 2007

(From the ...

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Photo: Manatee swimming in a freshwater spring

Manatee, Florida

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

A manatee swims in a freshwater spring ...

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Photo: Seahorse silhouette

Seahorse, Honduras

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Snorkeling under a nightclub in Roatán, Honduras ...

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Photo: Lemon shark swimming near mangroves

Lemon Shark, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

A lemon shark pup swims among mangrove ...

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Photo: School of juvenile marine catfish

Marine Catfish, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

A school of juvenile marine catfish masses ...

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Photo: Whitetip shark and diver

Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

An oceanic whitetip shark and diver swim ...

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Photo: Diver exploring an ice canopy in Japan

Ice Canopy, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

A diver explores an ice canopy off ...

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Photo: Orange clown anemonefish near a green sea anemone

Clown Anemonefish, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Clown anemonefish nestle amid the tentacles of ...

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Photo: Bushman in a canoe

Bushman, Botswana

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Sunlight and shadows highlight a river Bushman ...

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Photo: Sharks photographed just underneath the surface of the water

Sharks, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

Shooting over/under photos is ...

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Photo: Underwater cemetery

Neptune Memorial Reef, Florida

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Tomtate grunts and yellowtail snapper swim through Neptune Memorial ...

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Photo: Steller sea lions

Steller Sea Lions, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Since gaining legal protection in the 1970s, Steller sea ...

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Photo: Sea stars and eelgrass

Sea Stars, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Purple sea stars and eelgrass flourish in the waters ...

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Photo: A close up of the mouth of a parrotfish

Parrotfish, Great Barrier Reef

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

The clownish grin of a bridled parrotfish reveals its power tools ...

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Photo: An underwater photograph of aquatic plants growing in a cave

Cave Diving, Yucatan Peninsula

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images

I have been a cave diver since 1997, and I ...

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Photo: An underwater sculpture park in Grenada

Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Adventure Photos

Underwater sculpture park in Grenada, West Indies

(This photo ...

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Photo: A sting ray swimming in grass flats

Sting Ray, Key West

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

I was on the grass flats just offshore in ...

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Photo: Artificial reef encrusted in tube sponges

Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

In the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in ...

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Photo: Diver exploring sunken ship off Florida coast

Sunken Ship, Key Largo

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Upholstered with luminous sponges and corals, the bridge of ...

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Photo: School of spadefish

Spadefish, Bonin Islands

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Hunting for morsels of plankton, a school of spadefish ...

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Photo: Green anemone underwater near Vancouver Island

Green Anemone, Vancouver Island

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Diving Browning Passage at the northern end of Vancouver Island, British ...

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Photo: Person swimming among fish

Mediterranean Sea

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Feel the sea, the silence, the blue, the liberty. Mediterranean Sea ...

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Photo: Alaska king crab

Alaska King Crab

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Underneath the ice, spikes meet spikes as an Alaska king crab ...

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Photo: Snorkeler and fish in Thailand

Snorkeler, Thailand

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Adventure Photos

I headed out to Thailand from Los Angeles for ...

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Photo: Anemones and soft corals

Anemones and Soft Corals

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Vibrant anemones and soft corals are part of the ecosystem in ...

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Photo: Great white shark underwater

Great White Shark

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Great white sharks may well be the planet’s most ...

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Photo: Whale shark swimming underwater

Whale Shark, Australia

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Huge, docile whale sharks live in oceans around the world ...

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