Life under the lilies

One of my latest project is coming to the end for this year. The project focused on tadpole from frog and toads in Somerset. I wanted to capture the transformation from tadpole to young frog above and below the water. This proved harder than I anticipated. It included snorkeling in a pond in the Mendips an spending hours search from young frogs and tadpoles.

Wading wast deep in a deep pond is an nerving experience and once you have waded to your location you have to wait until the mud and debris you have kicked up have settled before you can even take a picture.

I used two different cameras for these shots one was a Fuji xp 50 underwater camera, canon 5d mr11 with plastic housing. This is something I ve never done before so it proved a real challenge.

These are my pictures so far.