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Ethereal Underwater Photographs With A Black Stallion Horse by Kurt Arrigo

Ethereal Underwater Photographs by Kurt Arrigo

Ethereal Underwater Photographs by Kurt Arrigo

Kurt Arrigo’s underwater photographs are evidences that we live in a wonderful world. Adidas schoenen Arrigo’s love for the sea is palpable in these stunningly-clear images featuring schools of fish, graceful dancers, and a majestic Black Stallion horse. air max homme pas cher His vantage point is below the ocean’s surface, which results to deep blues and turquoise colors that fade as they are penetrated by the sun’s rays.

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Underwater Shipwreck Photoshoot In Bali

Underwater Shipwreck Photoshoot In Bali

Underwater Shipwreck Photoshoot In Bali

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong known has made possible a difficult underwater photoshoot. He and a few hand-picked experienced divers, underwater photographers and freedivers who were his models set up an entire photoshoot under the sea in a sunken shipwreck off the coast of Bali.

The models had to be experienced freedivers or divers known for diving without oxygen tanks. They posed around the shipwreck with beautiful flowing white dresses provided by international Bali-based designer Ali Charisma. Instead of regular photo assistants, he had with him experienced safety divers who provided the models with breaths of air from their oxygen tanks. For some of the shots, the models were actually tied down to the ship.

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Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

Alix Martinez has shot portraits of children underwater for several years. She comes up with fun and imaginative scenes of children playing – like golf, football, and tennis. Most of these photos could even be categorized as fine art – like the one of the two Catholic girls holding hands and twirling in the water and the girl holding her yellow dress.

“I have always loved photographs that display ripples and reflections,” Martinez told My Modern Met when asked why she enjoys underwater photography. “There’s something magical and beautiful when water is photographed. Since I am a children’s photographer, I am always trying to come up with ideas to photograph them in a unique way.” Of course, shooting underwater comes with its own set of challenges. As Martinez explains, “Underwater photography can be quite difficult especially with little subjects. The first time I almost drowned because I saw a shot I did not want to miss, but It is so rewarding when you look at your images. When I started, I could only hold my breath for 25 seconds and now I feel like a marine going under for 2 minutes.”

Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

Surreal Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez

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A National Geographic Photographer Came Face-To-Face With A Vicious Predator, But You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

A National Geographic Photographer Came Face-To-Face With A Vicious Predator, But You Won't Believe What Happened Next

A National Geographic Photographer Came Face-To-Face With A Vicious Predator, But You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

The leopard seal is the second biggest species of seal in the Antarctic. They are large, muscular predators that have ferociously large and razor sharp teeth. They are one of the top predators of the Antarctic and shouldn’t be messed with. So, when this National Geographic photographer, Paul Nicklen got up-close-and-personal with a giant female leopard seal in the water, his knees were shaking. He was face-to-face with a giant carnivore. But you won’t believe what happened next.

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Ethereal Underwater Portraits Of Cancer Survivors by Erena Shimoda

Ethereal Underwater Portraits Of Cancer Survivors by Erena Shimoda

Ethereal Underwater Portraits Of Cancer Survivors by Erena Shimoda

Photographer Erena Shimoda observed after volunteering with the American Cancer Society that upon being diagnosed with cancer, a person will feel uncertain, scared, depressed and confused. And because Shimoda was an experienced diver, she thought she would help out by sharing her passion in underwater photography.

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Fish Heads by Tim Tadder

Fish Heads by Tim Tadder

Fish Heads by Tim Tadder

The Fish Heads photo project is a series of underwater portraits using water surface tension to create texture surrounding the faces created by Los Angeles based photographer Tim Tadder. Tim Tadder is a visual communicator who produces award-winning campaign work for top consumer brands including Adidas, Budweiser, Coke Zero, Craftsman, Gatorade, and more.

This project was born out of a desire to push himself creatively and make some images that were really different from anything Tadder has seen before. He loves shooting in water and playing with the surface tension and texture of the water.

They shot in a studio using a 2ft square aquarium. There had several problems at first regarding their filter but it was resolved by a great guy who built them a super filter and helped them figure out how to make it work. Tadder had to take hundreds of shots but still the quality of the images are all worth the effort.

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Reef Dwellers by Felix Salazar

Reef Dwellers by Felix Salazar

Reef Dwellers by Felix Salazar

Who could have ever thought that the creatures lived beneath the sea were this colorful? Well, LA based photographer Felix Salazar brought the world wonderful photos of coral reefs and sea creatures. His underwater macro shots are breathtakingly detailed.

The photos in his project Reef Dwellers were not actually taken under the sea. These corals really live in huge saltwater aquariums. One might think that this images were Photoshopped, but these were the ones he got just right, selected from hundreds of shots.

Felix Salazar is not just a photographer but also a composer and a guitarist. He is the resident composer/arranger and co-director of Los Angeles Electric 8.

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Deep Sea Creatures by Joshua Lambus

Deep Sea Creatures by Joshua Lambus

Deep Sea Creatures by Joshua Lambus

“My photos are to show people things they haven’t seen before… or maybe things they see all the time… in a way they’ve never cared to look” – J. Lambus

Underwater photographer Joshua Lambus is one of the pioneers of blackwater diving photography. It involves scuba diving during the night to capture the shy, rarely-seen, nocturnal sea creatures. These creatures glow beautifully in the dark.

Lambus once focused on the candid emotion of people, but now he finds even greater interest in the ocean. He said, “I never cared much for modeling and posed portraiture, that wasn’t alive to me. I liked seeing life, I love photographing life. After a shoot, I’d sit and look through my prints, I would see a world moving, shifting, living… dying.” The situation of our fragile ecosystem that is on the verge of destruction is what drives Lambus to continue his work for a greater purpose. He hopes to tell a story and ask for help for those without voice.

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Flying Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov

Flying Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov

Flying Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov

Humans can fly. Fish can fly. Who said jellyfish can’t fly?

Most of us doesn’t like jellyfish. They’re slimy, icky and they sting. And what if you heard that they can also fly? You’d probably never go out into the beach again. Russian photographer Alexander Semenov might have photographed a few jellyfish doing that.

Jellyfish are actually beautiful creatures. Dangerous but beautiful. They hover in the water slowly waving their dome and spreading their tentacles. No wonder Semenov took a fancy in them. He is a zoologist who specializes in the study of invertebrates.

And if you’re still worried about them jellyfish flying, don’t be. Don’t worry, they still haven’t learned to fly yet. Semenov’s ‘flying’ jellyfish photographs were actually a result of an underwater shot taken at an upward angle.

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Cenote Angelita: An Underwater River by Anatoly Beloschin

Cenote Angelita: An Underwater River by Anatoly Beloschin

Cenote Angelita: An Underwater River by Anatoly Beloschin

It seems impossible, but these photographs of Anatoly Beloschin shows an untold story of an underwater river in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula called Cenote Angelita or “Little Angel”. While it may seem that the divers are hovering above a small creek, the photos were actually shot in a submerged cave.

The formation of the ‘river’ is the result of a phenomenon called halocline where water of different salinity form layers because of variation in density. Cenote Angelita is made of fresh water until about 29 meters where it changes to a 1 meter of hyrdogen sulfide and the res is filled with saltwater from 30-60 meters deep. So in reality, the so-called river is actually saltwater resting at the bottom of the cave.

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Fluidity of Dance by Robin Conway

Fluidity of Dance by Robin Conway

Fluidity of Dance by Robin Conway

“By taking the model underwater I find the lens captures the model’s vulnerability and emotional resonances.”
– Robin Conway, 2009

Underwater photographer Robin Conway has taken a number of shoots with dancers underwater. His particular interest in underwater photography stems from becoming a water lover at an early age through swimming, scuba diving and working as a life guard as well.

Underwater photography is a challenging practice and needs extreme skill and dedication and with many years of experience, Conway has become a master of these techniques. The resulting images are a depiction of illusion where bodies appear effortlessly floating through space.

Conway’s work can also be considered as fashion photography. He is absorbing the techniques fashion thereby creating and developing his own distinctive version.

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Nature Aquarium by Amano Takashi

Nature Aquarium by Amano Takashi

Nature Aquarium by Amano Takashi

This Nature Aquarium photography project by Japanese photographer Amano Takashi is a concept of a planted aquarium hobby combined with plant layout techniques. It is a creation of natural ecosystem in a confined space of the aquarium.

Takashi’s unique skill in aquarium plant scene is evident in the photos of these series. Aside from being a photographer, he is also able to maintain many unique and exciting underwater aquascapes in his own shop in Niigata Japan.

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Weightlessness by Adeline Mai

Weightlessness by Adeline Mai

Weightlessness by Adeline Mai

The Weightlessness photography project by Adeline Mai is a series showcasing human form suspended and floating underwater. The subjects float weightlessly as if immersed in a dream of warm tones and open spaces. In these photos, the subjects can easily twist and maneuver their body into unique and visually interesting positions. Mai’s photo project is different from other underwater projects because she used warm colors instead ofthe usual blues and greens that we are used to seeing water as.

Adelina Mai lives in Paris and at 22 is very successful. She has shot foe prestigious magazines like Envy Magazine, Grazia Magazine, Muteen Magazine and many more. She was also featured on the French Vogue website for her shot of Rupert Grint that was featured in THAT magazine.

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Underwater Photography by Nicholas Samaras

Underwater Photography by Nicholas Samaras

Underwater Photography by Nicholas Samaras

Nicholas Samaras is an award-winning underwater photographer. His love and dedication to sea and the marine life in combination with his efforts to bring out the best of the marine world using unique photography skills, established him in a very short period of time both in Greece and in abroad.

Among his underwater photo sets are abstract patterns of exotic sea creatures, sunken boats, colorful corals and marine life, sea slugs and even divers and underwater athletes. His photos show us that there is more what’s beneath the sea. That there is more to be known and discovered.

Many of his photographs have been published and selected for covers like National Geographic, Beyond Blue Web Magazine, Magazine ”FOTO – VIDEO DIGITAL” and many more.

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Aqua by Michael David Adams

Aqua by Michael David Adams

Aqua by Michael David Adams

This underwater photography by Michael David Adams is a combination of sexy models in lingerie and some with a pair of intimate models. The photos has a look and feel of high fashion and editorial. This series is the most interesting project he ever did. Because according to him, doing something that is unlike what he does in a studio or like a normal air shoot, is complicated. And the challenge is making it look and feel effortless.

He uses water often as one of the main elements of his photography. He loves the water and sea he loves being near it. Water is very zen for Adams and it is where his work revolves because it is where he is happiest and most inspired.

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Underwater by Zena Holloway

Underwater by Zena Holloway

Underwater by Zena Holloway

I really enjoyed looking through the photos of Zena Holloway and had a hard time picking out which one should I use in this post because honestly, they are all amazing.

This stylish underwater image is just one of the many breathtaking, ethereal and magical photos that can be found in her underwater photography projects. She can do both commercial work and fine art so easily. Her creativity results in fairy tale-like images that are sure to take your imagination to a higher level.

Zena Holloway was first a scuba diver before she became an underwater photographer. Working as a diving instructor, she began taking shots, experimenting with the scenes and taught herself the skills needed to master such difficult techniques. Since then, Holloway has become one of the biggest names of in underwater photography and worked with big clients like George Jensen, Sony, Elle Style Awards and many more.

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