WPY 2013

Photograph Details

Runner-up 2013

Creative Visions

Theo Bosboom, The Netherlands

Fish-eye view

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.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 5D3 + 8-15mm f4 lens; 1/100 sec at f22; ISO 1600; Nauticam housing.


Leuvenumse Beek, The Netherlands: latitude 52.2941, longitude 5.72004 Leuvenumse Beek, The Netherlands: latitude 52.2941, longitude 5.72004

Leuvenumse Beek, The Netherlands

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Theo Bosboom

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.

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