In today's heart-stopping undersea news, this is what it looks like when a camera-shy octopus just does not want its portrait taken. The poor thing was probably fed up with all the divers firing their flashes at him.
It's no secret that the ocean is hiding some impressive lifeforms in its depths, but good freaking lord, these pics! These pics are incredible. Jessica Rosenkrantz snapped them on a recent expedition to Bonaire and, just, whoa.
A lot of Kickstarter projects are launched with little more than an idea and a mockup, but the tentatively named FourPro iPhone underwater housing was field tested while filming great white sharks. So I think it's already proven itself.
Underwater photography is inherently intriguing. Colors cool and gravity gives way to currents. Here are your 12 underwater entrants from this week's Shooting Challenge.
It's easy to forget that a whole other world lives underwater, out of view. For this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll capture an image below the water's surface...be it pool, pond, lake, ocean or bathtub.
Just because that awesomely-retro film camera you bought on eBay or at the junk shop uses film that's no longer in production (case in point: 126 film) doesn't mean you can't get any photos out of it. Through-the-viewfinder photography can be pretty effective when done well, by pointing a digital camera's lens through…
What was the first color underwater photo, and how was it taken? What exactly was Jacques Cousteau's influence on the underwater photography field? How were photos taken of the Titanic, 12500 feet below the surface? National Geographic has a fascinating little slideshow of the history of underwater photography, though…
Sometimes shooting in the open water just doesn't make sense: You need sets, lighting, equipment and crew; you need proximity to the airport, and your lead actress' home in London. You need Pinewood Studios' 320,000-gallon underwater stage.