This shot was taken on a kayak trip up the Okovango delta in Botswana. The delta was flooded, opening the Selinda Spillway for the first time in years. The hippos, crocodiles and elephants kept us on our toes – around each bend of the river we really did not know what we would find. I marvelled at the clarity of the water and the fluffy clouds you could see reflected in the river. I positioned myself as low in the water as I could – watching out for crocs and other angry animals. I wanted the kayak to be central to the picture, to give the shot a feeling of the journey.
On the island of Burano in the Venetian Lagoon, houses are painted in bright colours. According to tradition, fishermen painted them in different colours so they could see them as they returned from sea through the misty lagoon
This photo was taken just after sunrise on a semi secret surfing location in north Cornwall we call "T Reef". I was submerged, swimming, dodging powerful waves, at the mercy of the waters – it felt like being in a room with a wild animal, one that could thow me around like a rag doll. Swimming with my camera (using a fisheye lens encased in a steel, custom-built housing) to be in the right place at the right time, I had this one fleeting moment where everything fell into place