To celebrate the start of Google's underwater Street View efforts, we have collected quite a few pictures we're sure you'll never find there. But wouldn't it be a surprise if you did? We had that kind of bycatch a few years ago, when it came to the first iteration of Street View already. Perhaps they accidentally caught some fish with their pants down this time? We don't know...
There are so many ways that the world around us can take on a whole new look with a little change in perspective. This is one of the things that photographers specialize in. Applying that perspective for us through their artistic captures, underwater photography is a prime example of this. When photographers take their cameras below the surface of the water, so many amazing things can happen. And so many amazing pictures can surface.
Below we have a collection that is sure to inspire, that is filled with stunning photographs captured underwater. From the wildlife that rules over the underwater kingdom, to the models and fashion submerged into the water's depths to bring new life and context to their artistry, photographers produce some breathtaking pieces by simply looking beneath the surface.
Refracted: Surprise Is Everywhere, Even In The Calm Of The Ocean
Underwater by Le-Voyageur
Star by ElenaKalis
Underwater by BlackMageAlodia
Underwater Ballerina by Burnouthappy (photo by Whitney Allen Photography)
Underwater by The-Harvest
Underwater by xBatx815
Hannah underwater in Cebu by HannahMermaid (photo by Michael Gleissner)
Underwater Dance 11 by Vitaly-Sokol
in another world by Ilse Moore
Underwater creatures :) by Ionutzoi
Be Happy by ShellyBad
Underwater Bride. by ElenaKalis
Underwater Magi - Jafal by Choumai
I AM UNDERWATER by cuzsleepisforweak
Underwater Tales by mysterious-emerald
Sleep in the water by Kerokie
Blubber by Rockroehre (photo by Andreas Wensauer)
Underwater Coke by J-L-Houle
polar bear by nas1234567890
... by Wikutoru
Underwater by SupremeGnomeRuler
WaterColors by ElenaKalis
Toothy (host) Goby by DaniBarchana
Underwater Fashion Photography by jeremy-jean
Pool 2012 by suki-w
artic light by Pink-Promise
Weaving Light by Raineater
Ceto by SnickerdoodleAngel
Red Sea Mimic Blenny by DaniBarchana
Grey Reef Shark by Vitaly-Sokol
The Spirit of Galatea III by Ilse Moore
colours underwater by Himmelsfalter
Diving (Underwater) by JunKarlo
Elegy by Narchuk
To Dry Land
Now that we have headed back to dry land, we are turning the post over to the readers. Take the comment section and fill it with your thoughts on these underwater photographic explorations, or with links to some other pieces that you turn to for underwater inspiration.
I love the Noupe-Blog!
Nice photos! More interesting underwater stuff: http://bit.ly/QK3pML
This is hate. I’m a guy who lives on ground and we have on ground awesome photos too.
Damn you aquatic living beings!
I want love too :(
When thinking about underwater photo the first thing that come to mind is a series by Elena Kalis on deviantart. It’s a series about Alice in wonderland. It’s a must see if you like underwater photo. Here’s a link : http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=alice+underwater#/d2234vj
simply incredible work.. I need to get that underwater housing I’ve been dreaming of ASAP!