UNDERWATER PHOTOS: Best Aquatic Views From 2009 Contest

UNDERWATER PHOTOS: Best Aquatic Views From 2009 Contest
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Putting up their dukes, boxer crabs in Indonesia helped Italian amateur photographer Marchione Giacomo score a TKO in the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science's 2009 Underwater Photography Contest. The school announced its contest winners on April 15, 2009.

Also called pompom crabs, boxer crabs clench small, stinging sea anemones for self-defense, though the crabs have been known to substitute sponges and other tiny creatures ... in a pinch.

Judged by a panel of professional photographers and fine artists, the fifth annual Risenstiel School amateur-photographer contest attracted 918 entries from 23 countries.
—Photograph courtesy Marchione Giacomo
 
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