Photograph by @CristinaMittermeier // I take a deep breath in and build up the courage to leave the familiar feeling of my feet on solid ground. I exhale and give myself over to this foreign world, where creatures with gills, scales, and fins are better suited to survive. I feel it in my soul every-time I dive beneath the waves: how can I, as an underwater photographer, capture and adequately convey the richness of life here? It is a challenge I’ve pursued ever since I made my first underwater photographs here in Honduras in 2013. With each dive, my skills sharpen, my techniques strengthen, and my images get better and better. #follow my journey on @CristinaMittermeier as I continue to find my way with underwater photography.