Marine Life, In Close

There is something very special about close-up, marine life photography. Normally, the underwater world feels immense, oft times seeming to stretch to infinity in most every direction. And then, through your camera, you discover a focus down to the faces and bodies of individual creatures, and at the extremes, to some subjects almost too small to even be seen by the naked eye. The shift is almost visceral, into a world of both the bizarre and the lovely, where colors can be so pure or bright or garish as to not make sense, and where shapes can be too utterly alien to be imagined – where your universe can, at times, be measured in but inches.

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