These underwater portraits of creatures who inhabit the sea are filled with such character and life. Hawaii-based photographer Joshua Lambus documents the amazing detail of many aquatic species, stating that he hopes to show people things they haven’t seen before or to entice people to see something familiar in a new way.
In his collection entitled Blackwater, Lambus captures each luminous body as it glows brightly against a dark black background. The adventurous photographer does all of the work, diving deep into the sea to find these exciting and unusual creatures. Viewers are later invited to get to know each magnificent detail while remaining on dry land.
Lambus says, “Now being underwater I’m inundated with stories, struggles, triumphs. Seeing our fragile ecosystem inch ever closer to the verge of destruction pushes me to continue my work, not only for artistic value, but for a far greater purpose. I hope to tell a story and ask for help for those without a voice.”