Usually I take the photos, being the model and the photographer at the same time. I use manual focus, a tripod with weights and continuous shooting mode, so the camera can stay alone shooting automatically 1 photo each second. The photo was taken in Minorca during August, when the sun is higher and the sunbeams enter the cave vertically. I wanted to take this photo for years. You can only enter the cave underwater by a 30m rappel. So, I went to the bottom, set the camera, came back to get air, left my fins on a rock and dove down without fins, standing up for few seconds at 15 meters deep to get the shot. I was very satisfied with the result because it was as I imagined.
The wait is over and we can finally share the first new images of this year's Red Bull Illume Image Quest! Every week, we announce the semi-finalists of a different category, so stay tuned for more mind-blowing images.