Mare Vida by Mark Tipple

Mark Tipple has grown up on the beaches of Australia. His love and passion for the ocean turned into amazing underwater photography.

Surf photography’s been around forever, I wanted something different. 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 first image remains one of my strongest. I realized immediately that it was close to what I had been looking for ten years ago on my first surfing road trip.

All photos by Mark Tipple