Today we'll be looking at a range of inspiring underwater photographs, including images taken in the sea, rivers, lakes - even fish tanks and swimming pools! You might think that underwater photography is limited to taking pictures of fish, but we're here to prove you wrong.
Take a trip into the deep blue sea with this collection of awe-inspiring underwater photographs.
How Can I Shoot Underwater Scenes?
This could also be asked as "am I going to have to buy even more new kit?" Obviously, the answer to this is yes. Underwater photography can an expensive hobby, and the first important item to find is a suitable waterproof case for your SLR. These start from around $300+ for a good brand. When buying a case, be sure to look into the type of water protection they offer and the depth they're suitable for.
Equally importantly, you need to ensure that easy access is provided to important buttons and settings (there's no point needing to re-surface every time you'd like to change a setting!) Often you might also want to have enough room for a flash gun or lighting equipment, as things can get fairly dark towards the bottom of the sea...
If you'd prefer not to risk taking your SLR underwater, you could opt for a waterproof camera. Although this sounds like a good idea, relatively few good-quality devices are on the market. A range of water-resistant compact, disposable, cameras are available, but you'll be severely limited in terms of quality.
Zena Holloway has taken fashion photography one step further, and has established herself as very successful underwater photographer. Zena has dealt with many big clients including Umbro, Olay, Tota and most recently "The Water Babies" which involved working with children and animals underwater.
Check out this photographer's Flickr account here.
A amazing collection of photos from Spain, Germany, Austria, France and more.
This photo is actually an example of Ice-Diving in Plansee, Austria
Marcus has an amazing cool gallery of macro shots under the sea! They are very unique compared to the normal photos you see. I would recommend viewing them on his website as well, as the gallery is excellent.
David is one of the best known underwater photographers. He is always contributing to the National Geographic Magazine and has been doing other crazy projects since 1971. He has won many awards for his photography and he rightful deserves it, often being within metres of crocodiles and sharks - just for a single shot.
Here are a mix of random underwater photos, simply click the photo to go to the original location and find out more about that photographer.
Thanks For Reading!
I hope you've enjoyed experiencing a selection of awesome underwater photography, and feel inspired to try it for yourself on your next vacation. If you have any suggestions or ideas for future roundups, please feel free to post them in the comments!