Underwater Love

The British Underwater Image Festival takes place at the NEC on March 16-18th. Covering all levels of ability from professional film makers to amateurs with compact digital cameras the only criteria seems to be that the lens must be beneath the water line.

Maybe I’ve been in landlocked Birmingham too long but I’m surprised by the scale of this competition with some fairly substantial prizes for the winners. Is underwater photography and film making really this widespread? I guess The Blue Planet has something to do with it.

If you see me wrapping my camera in a plastic bag and dunking it in the canal you’ll know why…

via D’log, photo by 2006 winner Zac Macaulay