Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

This amazing series of photographs is called Over / Under. Its author, the photographer Matthew Smith, is an Englishman who, due to his irresistible craving for the ocean, moved to Australia in 2007. According to the author of these unusual photographs, he had an attraction to water for as long as he can remember. Matthew's earliest memories are of scuba diving while on a family vacation on the French Mediterranean coast. It was then that for the first time, with great interest, he began to observe how light behaves unusually on the oscillating surface of the sea and in deep blue water. This childhood hobby determined his future life. Matthew has become a renowned photographer who specializes in both above and underwater photography at the same time. He has won many prestigious awards in various international photography contests, including the title of Nature Photographer of the Year 2014. Check out these amazing shots at the junction of two worlds: above and below the water.

14 PHOTOS

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

1. Silk sharks, Cuba. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

2. Portuguese boat, also called bluebottle. The photo was taken in Shellharbour, Australia. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

3. A very beautiful, but also very dangerous for humans, Portuguese boat. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

4. A beautiful transparent bubble, filled with gas, allows the Portuguese boat to stay on the surface of the water. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

5. The tentacles of a Portuguese boat contain poison that is deadly to humans. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

6. Boosters at dawn. The photo was taken on the south coast of New South Wales in Australia. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

7. Mermaid necklace. Hyams Beach Jervis Bay, Australia. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

8. Gusters broke. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

9. High tide at MM Beach, Port of Kembla, Australia. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

10. "Aquarium". The photo was taken at Bushrangers Bay, New South Wales, Australia. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

11. A modest Portuguese boat at dawn in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

12. Jellyfish catostylus on the southern coast of New South Wales. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

13. Sharp crocodile, Cuba. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Stunning photos taken simultaneously above and below the water

14. Beautiful crimson telopei at dawn. (Photo: Matthew Smith).

Keywords: Photos | Water | Photo projects | Oceans | Animals | Nature | Photography | Beauty

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