25 Spectacular Underwater Images

Posted by on September 10, 2012

Underwater photography has come a long way over the course of the last century. Ever since the first barely recognizable submerged photographs were captured in the late 1800s the problems of lighting and color have for the most part been solved by rapid advances in photographic technology. These days divers will literally go to great depths in order to capture some of the rarest sights on the planet and as a result we are able to bring you 25 spectacular underwater images.


25

Octopus, Italy

Photo – Pasquale Vassallo

It’s not every day that you get to see an octopus with the snow covered peak of Mt. Vesuvius in the background.

24

Orange Scalefin Anthias, Fiji

Photo – Bill Lamp’l

These Orange Scalefin Anthias encircling an outcropping of pink soft coral were photographed in Fiji’s Bligh Water.



23

Translucent Goby Fish, Egypt

Photo – Tobias Friedrich

Two tiny gobies, neither of which is any bigger than an inch in the water near Marsa Alam, Egypt

22

Baby Sperm Whale, Dominica

Photo – Douglas A. Kahle

While diving near the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, photographer Douglas Kahle managed to catch this baby sperm whale.



21

Whale Shark, Djibouti

Photo – Thomas P. Peschak

Every winter young whale sharks come congregate in the waters just off the coast of Djibouti. When fully grown they are the planet’s largest fish and can easily weigh more than an elaphant.