The sea is an incredible place. It’s almost like an entity – vast, undulating, everchanging. It exudes a feeling of power and an uncanny calm. Sometimes to swim in the sea is almost transcendent; you feel the unity of nature, the immense and interconnected landscape of life.
Warren Keelan probably indulges similar thoughts about the sea. He is a photographer based in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia, and spends his time documenting the changeable face of the water that surrounds him. Some of his photographs capture the power of a swell, frozen in time with a fast shutter speed. Others capture the atmosphere, or the terrain under the surface. Warren’s images are technically astounding, and have garnered a host of prizes in prestigious photographic competitions including International Landscape Photographer of the Year and The International Photography Awards.
The photographs below truly reinvigorate one’s enthusiasm for the ocean, and show us that, if you study the unpredictable behaviour of the sea for long enough, you will witness something spectacular. Roll on summer…