The Florida Everglades is not just home to endangered and rare wildlife. It is also an amazing landscape that draws photographers from all around. It has been an especially amazing place for photographer and videographer Charles O. Slaven. Since 2004 Slaven has been living and working in Central and Southern Florida. He often uses the swamp and marshlands as the backdrop for his work. A recent project that he has been working on involves using cameras underwater in the Everglades to capture images of wildlife.
He explains that there are many challenges to this particular projects. Aside from the fact that he is unable to see what the camera sees, so he has no way to select or frame shots, the swamp water is not exactly an equipment friendly place. On top of having to try out different rigs, Slaven has to contend with the currents and constant sediment of the water. He has worked on different ways to get his shots just to his liking, and we are so fortunate he has. Below are some of the amazing images you can see in his videos. For more of his work and full length videos you can check out his work on his vimeo page here