Climbing on board a boat, putting on scuba gear, and splashing into the water to go diving is not an activity for everyone. But for some, like Flickr photographer lar3, diving is the perfect opportunity for discovery. In these surreal landscapes, the adventurous photographer transports us to another world. From an underwater perspective, he captures natural gradients of color and interesting creatures floating about their daily lives.
In this series of photographs, lar3 brings to the surface a kelp forest and a jellyfish lake. In the floating forest of kelp, he documents the vibrant waves of color that move naturally from deep greens to bright oranges and yellows. Anchored to rocks, the columns of kelp sway in the water as schools of fish swim past. In the jellyfish lake, a swarm of neutral colored creatures are set brilliantly against the blues and greens of the deep water. Through his fearless escapades, lar3 provides his viewers with a refreshing perspective of life below the surface.