Miniature, underwater landscapes fascinate Theo, particularly ones in fast-flowing streams and brooks. On the day he took this picture, he was experimenting with the effects under a small waterfall in a brook near his home in the Netherlands. Kneeling in waders and holding his camera under water, he shot looking up through the effervescent surface below the fall, using the bubbles to frame the scene of autumn trees. 'I love taking pictures that show a fresh perspective on nature,' says Theo. His biggest challenges were not being able to look through the viewfinder to see what he was doing and avoiding having his head appear in the wide angle of the frame.
Canon EOS 5D3 + 8-15mm f4 lens; 1/100 sec at f22; ISO 1600; Nauticam housing.
Leuvenumse Beek, The Netherlands
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Theo Bosboom, The Netherlands
In 2013 Theo turned his back on a legal career to pursue his dream of being a professional photographer. His photographs are have been published in magazines such as National Geographic (Dutch), GEO, Outdoor Photography and BBC Wildlife. He has won numerous awards in international photography competitions and has published two photo books: Iceland Pure and Dreams of Wilderness.