Underwater Photography DangersUnderwater photography can be fun, but there are risks to it. For example shortness of air, dangerous animals, currents and much more. There are many things to learn about underwater photography, to learn safety tips and dangers of. Do you even know what underwater photography is? Well, keep reading to find out. Underwater photography is taking photographs while under water. It is usually done while scuba diving, but can be done while snorkeling, swimming, from a remotely operated underwater vehicle, or from cameras lowered from the surface.  However, it offers exciting and rare photographic opportunities.

Animals such as fish and marine mammals are common subjects, but photographers also pursue shipwrecks, submerged cave systems, underwater landscapes, seaweeds, geological features, and you can take photos of other people that are underwater with you. There are a lot of dangers of underwater photography, such as the animals. According to “the most 10” the box jellyfish is the most dangerous animal to be around underwater. The jellyfish doesn’t have a venomous bite, rows of sharp teeth, or a visible mouth. But, the box jellyfish, also referred to as the sea wasp, is responsible for more human deaths on the continent of Australia than snakes, sharks, and saltwater crocodiles put together.

Even some of the most trained people can get hurt if they are not careful like, the famous wildlife host “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin was killed in 2006 when he was stung through the chest by a stingray, an often encountered and usually harmless sea creature. Some other dangerous sea creatures to photograph are Striped Surgeonfish, Barracudas, Moray Eel, Great White Shark, Whitespotted Surgeonfish, Oyster Toadfish, Indonesian Needlefish, and a Textile Cone Snail. Divers take many risks, aside from the animals. Such as Barotrauma, Decompression Sickness, Nitrogen Narcosis, Oxygen Toxicity, Pulmonary Embolism, and Defective Equipment.