Jump For Joy, Interaction, Into The Blue, Playtime, Shimmer

CompanyThor Photography
PhotographerTorleif Lie
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Swimming with the wild dolphins was a wonderful and magical experience that touched the very core of my soul. I feel utterly privileged to have experienced these magnificent sentient beings in their own home, on their own terms and to share the mutual joy of being together in the crystal clear, warm waters off the coast of Bahamas. The pristine waters offered an unbelievable clarity with incredible colors, ranging from crystal clear turquoise to all imaginable shades of blues: ultramarine, azure, cerulean, royal blue, sea green and even rich purples. Holding my breath while free diving down to 30 feet to position the massive underwater camera system for the perfect shot was both enthralling and challenging. From below, the water and surface shimmer as though it was glass, reflecting the beautiful dolphins and offering a unique perspective on this underwater paradise.

About Photographer

My vision is to travel the globe on an eternal quest to capture unique moments in time, by creating imagery of our magnificent and fragile planet. Capturing the raw beauty and living energy of Mother Nature with all her natural wonders and beautiful creatures is my inspiration and what I live and crave for. Through the imagery I create I try to reach out to touch the heart and soul of my audience and to open their mind and awareness for the enchanting beauty of the natural wonders in the world that we live in. I welcome you to take part of my journey through the images I create.