Have you ever been mesmerized by those beautiful and unreal underwater images, thinking about the way they were taken? Members of this Reddit community called "Underwater Photography: Pictures, but wet" are sharing some of the most breathtaking shots that were taken in the water by these photography enthusiasts. The group, which now has more than 19k members, shares people’s successful attempts at catching unseen nature, rarely seen underwater creatures, and brave divers who wouldn’t say “no” to a stunning picture of themselves. Which one is your favorite? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments down below!

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Took A Picture Of This Beautiful Turtle While Diving In Maldives

Took A Picture Of This Beautiful Turtle While Diving In Maldives

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What might have started as a wish to explore and capture unseen moments of the underwater world now seems to reach another level where often people use deep waters as an uncommon background for their own portraits, wedding, or other celebratory pictures. Even if you’re not a person who doesn’t know a thing or two about photography, it’s safe to assume that it requires not only good picture-taking skills but also the right equipment. For those who are very fascinated by underwater photography and don’t know where to start, there are dedicated sites such as Underwater Photography Guide that explain how and where to begin for those who never have done this and provide those who are acing this hobby with useful tips and tricks.

#2

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle And His Butterfly Fish Friends

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle And His Butterfly Fish Friends

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#3

Weightless

Weightless

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These divers always looks so elegant. I always imagine they are clumsy af on the surface though, like a p!ssed up giraffe.

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#4

Whale Shark Behind Our Liveaboard

Whale Shark Behind Our Liveaboard

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But what are some of the more common yet very important rules that people who are interested in this should follow? According to the previously mentioned Underwater Photography Guide, it’s important to “get your diving skills down before you start using a camera underwater.” This is also closely related to overall security while being underwater. No matter how comfortable one might seem in the water, there is always a chance of something sudden happening, so watching your surroundings and making sure you’re not damaging the nature underneath or stressing out its wildlife is of great importance.

#6

Braved The 12c Farne Islands Waters On The Weekend In Just A Wetty. Worth It

Braved The 12c Farne Islands Waters On The Weekend In Just A Wetty. Worth It

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#7

Shot From My Recent Dive At “The Pit” Cenote In Tulum!

Shot From My Recent Dive At “The Pit” Cenote In Tulum!

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MelFunction
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's beautiful but I get heart palpitations just looking at it.

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Those who are skilled in this type of photography also suggest first practicing on the ground and learning how to compose a “correct” shot. Underwater photography also challenges photographers to study their equipment and to know what are the right settings to get the best results. What is crucial in this case is that all of the settings have to be prepared before taking that dive into this “workspace.”

#8

Common (Weedy) Sea Dragon Is Chosen By The Gods

Common (Weedy) Sea Dragon Is Chosen By The Gods

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Russ Kincade
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

May be called "common" but it is classified as a "near threatened" species.

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#9

Leopard Shark In Exmouth, Western Australia

Leopard Shark In Exmouth, Western Australia

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Edward Gordon
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

we are not the top of the food chain once we are in the ocean

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#10

I Had Forgotten Moray Eels Were UV Reactive When I Took This

I Had Forgotten Moray Eels Were UV Reactive When I Took This

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#11

Canon 5d Mark4 8-15l F11@1/125th Iso 2500 Ambient Light

Canon 5d Mark4 8-15l F11@1/125th Iso 2500 Ambient Light

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#12

One Of My Favourite Photos I've Taken Of A Turtle!

One Of My Favourite Photos I've Taken Of A Turtle!

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Asexual nope rope
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That small reflection is what makes it feel so special to me

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#13

Submerged

Submerged

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Spotted Eagle Ray, Feeding On The Sand. Cozumel Mx December 2020

Spotted Eagle Ray, Feeding On The Sand. Cozumel Mx December 2020

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#15

When Swimming With Galapagos And Sandbar Sharks, I Stuck Part Of My Camera Halfway In And Halfway Out Of The Water. One Of The Sharks Shot Up Towards Me Because It Thought My Camera Was Food

When Swimming With Galapagos And Sandbar Sharks, I Stuck Part Of My Camera Halfway In And Halfway Out Of The Water. One Of The Sharks Shot Up Towards Me Because It Thought My Camera Was Food

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even with the explanation, I am having trouble working this pic out.

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#16

Proudly Sharing Wife’s Underwater Macro Photography From Cebu Philippines

Proudly Sharing Wife’s Underwater Macro Photography From Cebu Philippines

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#17

One Of The Most Amazing Experiences I've Ever Had (And Maybe Will Have) In My Life!

One Of The Most Amazing Experiences I've Ever Had (And Maybe Will Have) In My Life!

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#18

Beautiful Manta In The Caribbean! Follow My Adventures/ Instagram @coolmanco

Beautiful Manta In The Caribbean! Follow My Adventures/ Instagram @coolmanco

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Manta's are my favourite fish I think, would like to see them up close, They are so weird.

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#19

Breakfast Graze In Playa Del Carmen Mexico

Breakfast Graze In Playa Del Carmen Mexico

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Jacob Slump
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The placement and pose of the turtle and pompano make it almost look like cgi! Amazing work.

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#22

Glowing Green Squid

Glowing Green Squid

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#23

Blue Ring Octopus, Raja Ampat

Blue Ring Octopus, Raja Ampat

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#24

Turtles Tend To Calm Me Down... Oahu, Hi

Turtles Tend To Calm Me Down... Oahu, Hi

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#25

Canon 5d Mark 4 Sea&sea Housing 8-15mm L Series Lens F11 @ 1/125th Iso 600

Canon 5d Mark 4 Sea&sea Housing 8-15mm L Series Lens F11 @ 1/125th Iso 600

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This pic is strangely disturbing for some reason?

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#26

Off The Coast Of La Jolla, Ca

Off The Coast Of La Jolla, Ca

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There used to be a graying tower alone on the sea, You became the light on the dark side of me, Love remained a drug that′s the high and not the pill, But did you know that when it snows, My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen?

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#28

My Attempt At Making This Shot Look Like It Was On Land

My Attempt At Making This Shot Look Like It Was On Land

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Tabitha Frost
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It indeed looks like it! Well done!

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#29

Lone Hammerhead Shark Over Staghorn Coral!

Lone Hammerhead Shark Over Staghorn Coral!

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#30

Aegires Villosus

Aegires Villosus

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The Red Snapper
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Forbidden vanilla frosting with sprinkles.

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