I dance in the water’s ebb and flow while whales wander by and give me winks. Fish dart left and right laughing hysterically as they escape from frustrated sharks. The sea floor glows neon through an infinite black. I am curious as to what these new depths hold so I swim forward and venture out to fathoms untold.
Diver under the ice in Lazurny quarry, Russia
Iceburg and diver split-shot taken in the Tasiilaq fjord, east Greenland
Jellyfish shot in the Pacific Northwest
Beluga whale under chunks of ice
Airplane wreck under the ice
Green sea turtle and sunrays shot in Tenerife (Canary Islands)
Seahorse portrait with backlighting
Humpback whale eye contact, Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga
Blacktip at dusk taken in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Australian sea lion portrait
Jellyfish split-shot in Trieste, Italy.
Freediver and bait ball in the Canary Islands.
Freediver and whale shark, taken at Silver Banks, Dominican Republic.
Pelagic octopus 5 miles off the coast of Kona, Hawaii.
Ping Ying Wu
Three juvenile flying fish relect near the surface in northeast Taiwan
Pipefish on coral in Moalboal, Philippines
Skeleton shrimp detail
Two blennies share a home in Maremorto lagoon, Italy
Brittle star spawning
Two manatee calves nursing
Two blennies lock jaws in a fight, Blue Heron Bridge, Riviera Beach, Florida
An expressive blenny at Cooper Island, British Virgin Islands
A crab scurries up the sand at Taha’a island, French Polynesia
Yellow goby in bottle taken in Lembeh, Indonesia
Dugong dugon feeding with juvenile pilot jacks, Abu Dabbab, North Marsa Alam, Egypt
A juvenile triggerfish finds shelter under a sandal, Eilat, Red Sea
Colorful nudibranch and eggs
Colorful nudibranch against black background
A Polycera quadrilineata nudibranch on the kelp, Norway
Sponge crab with eggs
DIVERS and FASHION
“Ecstasy” shot at the site Korabite in the Black Sea, Sinemorec, Bulgaria
The Underwater Photography Guide holds an annual Ocean Art Photo Competition and the aforementioned photos are the winners of the competition. Thank you to Underwater Photography Guide for organizing an event that inspires curiosity in all of us.