CNN PRODUCER NOTE benignor has been fascinated with marine life since he was a child, but he first thought underwater photography to be especially daunting. 'What I found most challenging in the beginning was the concept that underwater, you have to think about how to handle the medium through which you are shooting,’ he said. Recently he started to understand how to photograph through water, which he says requires a special treatment, and also how to feature the creatures living in the water as well. 'The biggest highlight to me is that making the jump into underwater photography has opened up a new way of communing with wildlife in their environment, because I have become more attuned to their behavior and their perception of the surroundings,’ he said.
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer