All Blog Posts Tagged 'underwater' (39)

Imaginative Portraits of Kids Submerged Underwater by Alix Martinez



For years, Alix Martinez has shot portraits of children not on dry land but submerged under water. With the help of some highly creative kids, she comes up with fun and imaginative scenes of little ones playing almost every sport imaginable - like golf, football, and tennis. Most of these photos could even be categorized as fine art - like the one of the two dapperly dressed…

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Added by alice on March 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Glistening Underwater Oil Paintings by Samantha French



This series of beautiful oil paintings takes us on an underwater exploration of colors, textures, and unique perspectives. Created by artist Samantha French, each scene places the viewer underwater to observe what the world might look like from below the surface.

The artist captures the bright sunlight glistening off of the top of the water and shining up from the ground,…

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Added by katie hosmer on December 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall



Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is especially effective and breathtaking in aerial shots. In fact, the illusion can even be seen…

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Added by Pinar on September 20, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Magical Underwater Photos of Freely Flowing Figures

Finnish photographer Susanna Majuri presents a dreamy escape where the human form flows freely. The fine art photographer's portfolio boasts a number of imaginative scenes, all taking place underwater. There's a painterly quality about her work that makes the viewer…

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Added by Pinar on August 28, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Hidden Underwater River Flows Along Mexico's Ocean Floor

If you've been waiting for inspiration to strike before you take those scuba diving lessons, here's something for you. In Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, visit Cenote Angelita (or Little Angel) and then get ready to experience a dive unlike any other. A 10 to 15 minute drive south of Tulum, Cenote Angelita is an advanced scuba diving cenote (or water-filled cave)…

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Added by alice on July 26, 2013 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Happiness-Inducing Photos of Australian Fur Seals



Sydney-based photographer Alastair Pollock has taken some happiness-inducing photos of Australian Fur Seals around Montague Island in New South Wales, Australia. His passion for underwater photography is evident in his ability to capture the large fur seals in some incredibly playful poses. In one of my favorite photos (above), he's taken a picture of a lone fur seal with…

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Added by alice on June 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Scuba Diver Takes Breathtaking Photos of Underwater World



Climbing on board a boat, putting on scuba gear, and splashing into the water to go diving is not an activity for everyone. But for some, like Flickr photographer lar3, diving is the perfect opportunity for discovery. In these surreal landscapes, the adventurous photographer transports us to another world. From an underwater perspective, he captures natural gradients of color and interesting…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Divers Have a Surprise Encounter with a Humpback Whale

Deep sea diving enthusiast John Westwater, aka westh2o, set out on an underwater adventure with some friends at Moorea, French Polynesia (about 9 miles northwest of Tahiti) back in October 2011. What they all experienced was beyond what they could have imagined as they encountered a humpback whale singing a…

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Added by Pinar on June 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Playful Underwater Swim Alongside an Elephant



It's not often that most of us get to be this up-close and personal with such a beautiful creature. On a recent visit to India, London-based photographer Claudia Legge had the opportunity to document the free spirit of an elephant as it swims underwater. Legge's thrilling series of underwater adventures with this big guy provide a captivating comparison to her work with…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 27, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Record-Holding Free Divers Explore Cenotes on One Breath



Record-holding free divers Christina & Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria, aka One ocean One breath, explore oceans and other large bodies of water around the world, diving deep down on only one breath. More than simply plunging into vast expanses of water, though, the married couple also manage to capture their daring underwater adventures on camera. On one excursion, using…

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Added by Pinar on May 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Captivating Portraits of Luminous Underwater Creatures

These underwater portraits of creatures who inhabit the sea are filled with such character and life. Hawaii-based photographer Joshua Lambus documents the amazing detail of many aquatic species, stating that he hopes to show people things they haven't seen before or to entice people to see something familiar in a new way.

In his collection entitled…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Magnificent Underwater Photos of the Humpback Whale

It's not often that we get to see the magnificence of a humpback whale in up-close detail. In fact, the world below the surface of the sea is often quite a mystery. Photographer Tony Wu spends much of his time traveling around, seeking out adventures, and documenting incredible underwater displays of what Wu describes as many "charismatic marine mammals."

The…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 23, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

New Gorgeous Underwater Wave Photography by Sarah Lee



Since we last checked in with Hawaii-based photographer Sarah Lee, she's taken a relaxing vacation in Australia, shot multiple weddings, including one right here in California, and even received an award for her work. Of course, somewhere along the way, she found time to shoot…

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Added by alice on February 6, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Beautiful Underwater Painting Inspired by a Photo



By accident this morning, we stumbled back around to Mark Tipple's Underwater Project and came upon a wonderful surprise. While in the past few years, Tipple has continued to take incredible underwater photos, it's this painting by artist Antoine Renault that really captured our…

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Added by alice on October 22, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Graceful Underwater Photography by Howard Schatz

For the past 15 years, photographer Howard Schatz has been celebrating the beauty of movement and form with his breathtaking underwater photography. After enlisting the help of dancers, models and performers, he asked them to be submerged in a swimming pool where he took pictures of them as they posed for his camera. (Of course, this wasn't an ordinary pool but…

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Added by alice on January 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Pretty Underwater Photos Look like Watercolor Paintings

While we're use to seeing paintings that look like pictures (photo-realism), it's not often we come across photos that look like paintings. Toronto-based, self-taught photographer Barabara Cole (who we first wrote about here) is a master at achieving this effect. Her Chromatics…

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Added by alice on January 13, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Diving into the Subconscious World



For the last three years, Neil Craver has been working on a symbolic underwater photography project that's as beautiful as it is haunting. Called OmniPhantasmic, it's meant to show the strong influences of unconscious elements affecting and driving people's lives. Decomposing forests represent broken memory connections and the horizontal line between the water and the sky show the… Continue

Added by alice on October 7, 2011 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Life-Size VW Beetle Becomes a Reef



Artist Jason deCaires Taylor shocked us when he first announced that he was submerging over 400 cement sculptures for a new underwater museum in the National Marine Park of Cancun. The installation, called The Silent… Continue

Added by alice on June 20, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Effortless Underwater Photography



Photography techniques are difficult to master no matter what style you're shooting, but take it off land and under water and you come face to face with a whole new set of challenges. Staying underwater long enough to get the right shot can take some time and quite a bit of patience. London/Sydney-based Mark Mawson excels at this. Each of his shots pop with color and seem unbelievably… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 13, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Breathtaking Underwater Photography



While many of us will try to master landscape or architecture photography, Ilse Moore is shooting somewhere entirely different. Her specialty doesn't lie in taking photos above water or land, it lies in shooting below it.



Considered to be especially challenging, underwater photography requires not just specialized equipment but certain learned techniques. Just like any other type…
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Added by Alyssa Anda on May 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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