Underwater photography has a fairly long history. It dates back to 1926 when the first underwater color photograph was taken by a National Geographic photographer. Back than due to limited technical equipment photographers used magnesium powder as an explosive on the surface of the water to illuminate the sea down to 15 feet (4,6 meters).
Tadpoles overhead. Overall winner, Category winner: Ecology and Environmental Science. Tadpoles of many anuran species come in high numbers, but not many make it to adulthood. Here a group of common toad (Bufo bufo) tadpoles is seen from below by Bert Willaert, Belgium. It was shot with a canon G12 camera in a Recsea underwater housing and a Dyron dome port.