These photos will take your breath away.
For over 25 years, Christopher Swann has been taking stunning pictures 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,” said Swann .“Cetaceans epitomize that, and nothing is more perfect than any cetacean underwater, but whales are really special. Seeing animals so huge yet so graceful, so at ease and at one with their surroundings, is exquisite.”
Christopher has organized whale and dolphin-watching holidays around the world for years but recently decided to focus solely on his photographic talents.
“I have been watching whales for the past 25 years,” he said. “It’s something I do almost every day.”
“I have been going to the beach since I was 17 years old (40 years ago).”
“I have organized whale-watching holidays, first in the Hebrides, then in the Canary Islands.”
“I spent all that time learning about many species and how they react, how to get themselves in the right place, and so on.”
“I would love to be able to spend my time photographing whales.”
“Running [whale-watching] trips means… constantly putting people in the perfect position to take pictures while I can only watch.”
“In a few years, I wanted to try and take better pictures, and that meant I have to focus on that.”