As National Geographic staff writer Daniel Stone explains;
"In truth, we don’t often publish underwater photos. Not because they’re frivolous or hollow, but because they’re so hard to get. So few photographers have the knowledge and skill set to access remote parts of the ocean, to say nothing of the specialized and costly equipment."
You need a lot of resources to have access to underwater photographic opportunities. On top of that you need highly advanced photography skills and understanding to make them work. It takes years to perfect these skills so these images are rare and everyone loves them. A sneak peek into world's we don't often see makes for some of the best photography in the world.
Here are a few of the 16 images shared by Nat Geo. If you'd like to check out the entire slideshow you can do so HERE