Underwater photography has a fairly long history. It dates back to 1926 when the first underwater color photograph was taken by a National Geographic photographer. Back than due to limited technical equipment photographers used magnesium powder as an explosive on the surface of the water to illuminate the sea down to 15 feet (4,6 meters).
Russian marine biologist and underwater photographer Alexander Semenov (previously here) is back with some new extraordinary photographs of the deep sea aliens. Alexander is currently leading a team of scientists on a three-year-long Aquatilis expedition to explore the deep waters around the world.
Ningaloo Reef is Australia’s largest and most accessible fringing reef. Here you simply step straight off the dazzling white sandy beaches and enter an underwater wonderland of incredible diversity. Ningaloo Reef extends 10 nautical miles seaward and encompasses over 5,000 square kilometres of ocean.