A swimmer reaches out to break free from underneath a breaking wave at Bronte Beach, Sydney. Underwater photographer Mark Tipple gives viewers a turtle’s eye view of swimmers as they roll in the wake of waves.
“I was bored of shooting empty waves. One day, I was caught inside by a big wave and as I dove underwater I suddenly thought I’d see what the kids next to me were going through – I turned the camera on them.” That day, it took just one picture, ‘Escape’, to transform the way Mark viewed the ocean. The split-second decision to turn his camera on the swimmers setting the ball rolling for a series that has captured imaginations across the globe.
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