Landing the perfect underwater macro shot isn't easy: light behaves differently beneath the waves, and flitting fishes aren't always willing subjects. But with a bit of practice and a lot of patience, closeup photography can bring the hidden lives of the ocean's smaller inhabitants into focus.
During a recent workshop in Lembeh, Indonesia, our friends at WetPixel set off to accomplish this feat – and the resulting images are beyond beautiful.
The workshop was taught by renowned photographer Alex Mustard, who led participants on a few dives each day during the event. "The pace was quite tough!" says the WetPixel team. "However, as the images below show, the results were outstanding. They are a visual feast!"
From colourful cuttlefish to well-camouflaged pygmy seahorses, the crew managed to capture some of the most vibrant marine life that Indonesia has to offer.
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