February 28, 2017

If you appreciate the water and all that lives below, you will enjoy these amazing photographs taken below the waters surface.  The scenery, lighting and creatures are all so beautiful.


These 13 photos were among those recognized by the Underwater Photographer of the Year contest, which showcases the best in underwater photography.

"In the lagoon of Mayotte, during spring low tides, there is very little water on the flats. Only 30 cm in fact. That's when I took this picture. I had to get as close as possible to the dome to create this effect. The 14 mm is an ultra wide angle lens with very good close focus which gives this effect of great size. The octopus appears larger, and the height of water also. Also, I didn't need flash because I had lots of natural light." - Gabriel Barathieu

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