Photo Series in Color on the World of Underwater Wildlife
The underwater wildlife world is exciting and extraordinary. The underwater world makes possible to evolve into a true three-dimensional universe. One can move around in all possible directions, including downwards, or underneath an object. We are always in balance. But the underwater world imposes limits due to human physiology. Indeed, a diver cannot stay more than one hour at 20 meters (60 feet) deep with a standard tank. This is why underwater photography is so difficult: the immersion times are limited.
The underwater world is unique, totally magical. It leaves plenty of room for dreams and imagination. In our photographs, we always try to show the natural beauties of the subject or scene photographed, as it is a means of protection.
For this project, we have chosen to use color as our theme "Lights and colors". Indeed, the underwater colors are absolutely extraordinary and very different from the colors observable on land. The color chart underwater is extravagant. The colors red, pink, orange or blue are frequent. Our artistic approach is based on an interpretation of the wildlife world, so we do not want to show an underwater bestiary or have a naturalistic approach. But it seems interesting to show these special colors that few humans have the opportunity to study.
For this project dedicated to the underwater wildlife world, we have chosen to show species that correspond to our artistic photographic vision. We photograph clown fish, crustaceans, manta rays, whale sharks, etc. Behaviors are not a priority for us. We prefer expressions, portraits. We are not naturalist photographers.
This project of the underwater wildlife world is part of a much larger project devoted to the beauties of nature. Marine animals are always shown in their universe and in the environments in which they live. The scene of their home is as important as the lights and the animals themselves.
All the underwater regions of the world going from the Pacific to the Atlantic through the Red Sea are concerned by this very large animal project. We are not selective. Every location which we have the opportunity to visit is always a true discovery, an enchantment. The advantage of underwater photography is that even those places in which we have dived several times contains unpredictable and fascinating treasures. When we dive, we are always wondering what we are going to observe. It is a mystery that keeps us captivated. Whether it is a widespread or very territorial species, the underwater animal world is constantly renewing itself. It is a world in perpetual movement.
This photo project "Lights and colors of underwater wildlife world" has also generated collections of fine art photography.