Interview: Photographer Christopher Swann Captures Images of Whales and Dolphins in All Their Glory.
Christopher Swann, a British photographer captures extremely impressive shots of cetaceans like whales and dolphins above and beneath the surface of the ocean. The photographer has become finely attuned to the behavior of these majestic creatures, with his 25 years of experience diving and running whale and dolphin watching holidays around the world.
#9 New Experiment
Swann's photos focus on the clean composition and fine tones which brings out the grace of his subjects.
In his new photos swann has been experimenting with the black-and-white composition to reveal the beauty of his shots captured.
He has also highlighted many details in his photos by using achromatic camera lens, such as glimpse of an orca formed due to aquatic ripples, to comprehend the shine of a dolphin's tail below the water surface.
The reporters asked few questions about Swann's passion for photographing the marine mammals.
Read his interview & view more images further to know more about his photography.
#7 Love For His Passion.
What is it about cetaceans like whales and dolphins that you are drawn to?,
Ever since I was 17, I have been at sea sailing, its almost 40 years ago from now, and I love the beauty and perfection of the sea. Cetaceans are the perfect example for that. Nothing is more perfect than a cetacean underwater, but whales are really special to me. The animal, so much huge in size and with that grace is very beautiful to watch.
#6 His Desire.
How do you manage to get so up close and personal with your aquatic subjects?
For last 25 years I have been looking for whales and its like a routine for me which I keep on doing almost every day. It started when I ran whale-watching holidays first in the Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland and then in the Canary Islands. I was on a 75 ft. boat, the Marguerite Explorer. The two locations were very much different from each other. One cold and grey and the other, clear blue sunlight falling on water started my desire to swim with the cetaceans. I spent lot of time to understand to different species, how they react and how to be at the right place.
#5 Beauty of Black and White.
Can you tell us about some of your latest images? What made you want to experiment with a new B&W aesthetic?
I was not that much interested in black-and-white shades, but for the most underwater images, especially those in clear water, are call out to life by the vibrancy of the blue. However, sometimes a detail or a shape stands out, and B&W emphasizes that.
#4 Further Goals.
You'll be saying goodbye to the whale-watching holiday business and focusing exclusively on photography starting in October 2016. What are you most excited about for this next chapter in your life?
,br> I would love to give most of my time for whale photography. While running whale watching trips, I have to grab the opportunities, pushing myself up to the very last moment and then running up deck, often with a unclear view. For some years I will try to capture better photos, and that is what I will concentrate on.
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#3 Close up.
This is an incredible photo by Swann.
The eye of the grey whale in the Gulf of Mexico.
#2 Ballena the beauty.
An amazing click of a ballena swimming just below the water surface.
The black and white effect make it more adorable and enchanting.
#1 Jumping Dolphins.
We all love to see dolphins jumping out of oceans and bays.
The pictures of not just one jumping for joy, but a group of dolphine jumping with joy show that these sea mammals really are clever.
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