Gallery: Wet: Wide Angle
"Wide Angle" shots differ from all other underwater shots as you are capturing more of the surroundings into the shot.
While the frame size to be filled remains the same, the composition choices change as you are incorporating with the subject so much more of the environment around it.
There are some things you can do in the water that you just can't do on land - hover, spin, appear weightless. Wide angle shots convey these unique things very well.
Light underwater behaves different than it does on land. The darkness of the water encroaches quickly, adding a rich pallet of blue, green, violet or black to each wide angle shot.
I like my wide angle shots to convey the topography, the kelp, the structure and the way the subject is interacting with the sea.