By Jack Day
Ocean photography is not for the weak willed. It takes courage, determination, resolve, and a hell of a lot of passion. For photographer Jorge Cervera Hauser, it’s all part of making the big blue dream his permanent office. He and fellow ocean life enthusiasts spent the last 4 years traveling the world in search of the things that call the sea their home. Most of the photos in this set were taken while they dove off the coast of Mexico.
In his journey that took him beyond his comfort zone, Hauser explains the source that fuels his underwater adventuring:
“There is nothing you can compare to holding your breath longer than a minute, dive down into the blue, and come face to face with a shark in absolute peace.”
The pictures that Hauser took here are part of a project established by Pelagic Life, a non government organization dedicated to the preservation of Mexican open ocean. The goal is protection through promoting eco-tourism and high quality photography. Check out these photos and see for yourself the wonders that can be found just beneath the surface. Maybe you’ll be inspired yourself to take a little vacation.
So, what do you think? Ready to start swimming with sharks? It certainly does take some serious nerves of steal to capture shots like this. That and an iron will of determination to keep going back out there even when your search has been fruitless. Please share this story on Facebook and tell us your own stories of passion seeking!