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Hauntingly Beautiful Ophelia Paintings Seduce You From Beneath The Water’s Surface

Through a liquid lens, gorgeous flower-wreathed females gasp for air from below the water’s surface. Their hands and spindly limbs cling to bright and exotic floral arrangements as their bodies are ravished by lapping waves. Kari-Lise Alexander’s sublimely saturated paintings, part of a series called WAKE, are disturbingly beautiful. With just a glinting, sideway glance, Alexander’s painterly females have no trouble connecting with the viewer. Their relaxed forms are both provocative and vulnerable, and the aesthetic is reminiscent of the folklore-inspired paintings of Swedish artist John Bauer. Continue reading »

Half-Underwater Photos Show The Aquatic Life Hiding Beneath The Water’s Surface

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In his series ‘A Parallel Universe’, photographer Matty Smith takes to the water (well, at least half of it), capturing the diverse underwater plant and animal life lurking just beneath the surface.
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Beautiful Pictures of Female Surfers as They Plunge Beneath the Ocean Waves

The sight of these sirens would be enough to tempt any sailor to condemn himself to a watery grave. But landlubbers fear not. Wait long enough and you can probably meet them back on the beach. These bikini-clad surfers are slicing through the roaring waters off the coast of Hawaii in search of the perfect wave. Photos: Sarah Lee / Alisons Adventures / Carters News. Continue reading »