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.

Photos added on December 20th, 2015

School of dolphins in the Red Sea.

School of dolphins in the Red Sea.

Oceanic shark surrounded by pilot fish.

Oceanic shark surrounded by pilot fish.

Whale shark with trevallies off Djibouti.

Whale shark with trevallies off Djibouti.

Sailfish sardine run in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sailfish sardine run in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lamantin dans le Golfe du Mexique en Floride.

Manatee in the Gulf of Mexico in Florida.

Clown fish in its anemone in Raja Ampat in the Pacific.

Poisson clown dans son anémone à Raja Ampat dans le Pacifique.

Clown fish in its anemone in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.

Clown fish in its anemone in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.

Clown fish in its anemone in the Red Sea.

Clown fish in its anemone in the Red Sea.

Ballet of manta rays in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.

Ballet of manta rays in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.

Fish clown in its anemone in Red Sea.

Fish clown in its anemone in Red Sea.

Amar and Isabelle Guillen

We are fascinated and passionate about the beauties of nature. We love to see the landscapes and observe wild animals whether on land or underwater. We have chosen to become professional photographers to share the emotions we feel when we observe nature whether it be on land or underwater. Our goal is to create art with our photographs. We always try to transform the banal into a contemplative and artistic interpretation.

We are wildlife professional photographers, landscape professional photographers and underwater professional photographers. We also strive to document nature with a focus on conservation and education.

We make art prints from our artistic photographs. These art prints are available on our website. We make exhibitions to show all the beauties and the incredible richness of nature that surrounds us.

We also love to share our love for the beauties of nature with other photographers. To communicate our know-how and to exchange our techniques and our points of view, we organize wildlife photography workshops, underwater photography workshops and landscape photography workshops. We gather together people who have the same passion as us for the beautiful photographs taken in nature.

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