Spectacular Shots Above and Below the Sea


Get ready to pack your bags! Let's take a trip and seek out some clear waters where we can capture shots like this.

Called over-unders, split-shots, or just splits, this photographic technique helps you see both what's inside the water and outside of it at the same time. The lens (usually fisheye) is positioned half above the water and half below the water. If you're inspired to try this out yourself, you can find out what gear you'll need along with some useful tips at the Underwater Photography Guide and Dive Photo Guide.

Here, then, are 20+ photos that we hope you'll think about the next time you're planning a vacation. How amazing would it be to bring home pictures like this?


Stephen Frink


Stephen Frink


Michael Anderson


Michael Anderson


Joao Vianna


Cesare Naldi


James R.D. Scott


James R.D. Scott


Lorenzo Menendez


Eric Cheng


Eric Cheng


Paul Cowell


Viktor Lyagushkin


Kelly Bracken


Octavio Aburto


Eric Cheng


Alexander Mustard


Peter Verhoog


Peter Verhoog


Jurgen Freund


Jurgen Freund


Jonathan Green

First photo credit: David Doubilet

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Comment by M! on April 15, 2013 at 5:06pm

I really want to know the story behind the fourteenth photo. The woman appears to be nude and, judging by those around her, it looks quite cold out there! Was this just for the shoot? Did she get in that water? BRRRR!

Comment by Vince S. Manayaga III on July 20, 2011 at 10:52pm
Wow! Amazing photos....cool! Thanks
Comment by sAm on July 20, 2011 at 1:25pm
WOW!!! These totally made my day. :)
Comment by Alyssa Anda on July 20, 2011 at 11:39am
These photos are impressive! I love it!
Comment by Arlene on July 20, 2011 at 11:00am
These pictures are actually depressing to look at while i'm here at work probably getting carpal tunnel syndrome and completely ruining my posture as i hunch over my computer...i wanna be in those pics...whaaaaaaaaaa!
Comment by Amy Wong on July 20, 2011 at 12:27am
This is amazing! There should be more like these!
Comment by Annie on July 19, 2011 at 7:09pm
So cool! So a waterproof disposable won't cut it...huh? =P
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