These photos will take your breath away
For over 25 years, Christopher Swann has been taking stunning photos of whales and dolphins.
The British photographer has mastered the art of capturing intimate moments with these beautiful creatures.
“I love the beauty and perfection of the sea,” Swann told mymodernmet.
“Cetaceans epitomise that, and nothing is more perfect than any cetacean underwater, but whales are really special. To see animals so huge yet so graceful, so at ease and at one with their surroundings, is exquisite.”
Christopher has been running whale and dolphin-watching holidays all over the world for years, but he recently decided to focus solely on his talent for photography.
“I have been looking at whales for the last 25 years,” he says. “It is what I do almost every day”
“I love the beauty and perfection of the sea. Cetaceans epitomise that”
“Nothing is more perfect than any cetacean underwater, but whales are really special”
“To see animals so huge yet so graceful, so at ease and at one with their surroundings, is exquisite”
“I have been at sea sailing since I was 17 (40 years ago)”
“I ran whale-watching holidays, first in the Hebrides, and then in the Canary Islands”
“I have spent all that time getting to know many species and how they react, how to get yourself in the right place, etc”
“I would love to be able to devote my time to whale photography”
“Running [whale-watching] trips means…endlessly putting other people in the perfect position for a photo while I can only watch”
“For a few years, I would like to try and take better photos, and that means I must concentrate on that”