Aquatic photos of the day: June 17, 2022

With summer comes heat waves, and depending on your part of the world, it can be anything from gloriously mild to a humid nightmare. What better than a dip to cool off? This week’s Pics of the Day winners shared their best water images, some of which were tempting enough for this editor to pack.

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Main image by Aleksandr Matveev. See more works here.

Related: Using a Long Exposure to Create a Dreamy Water Photograph

water droplets

See more of Kevin’s work here. Kevin Povenz

Nature has incredible detail and Kevin Povenz captures it beautifully. I’m always fascinated by how water can magnify the tiniest qualities of a plant with quiet beauty.

In the surf

children playing in the ocean
See more work here. PDX nono

What could be more refreshing than a crazy sprint to the sea on a hot summer day? Instagram user PDX Nonno makes the joy of these young people palpable and now I want to dive into it too.

Pink bloom after a morning shower

red rose with water droplets
See more of Jim’s work here. Jim Kerr

Jim Kerr documents silky jeweled rose petals in a morning rain. I can almost smell the sweet scent of the flowers scenting the cool, moist air.

A heron trying to catch a fish

heron diving into water for fish
See more of David’s work here. David Terao

David Terao’s photo made me laugh because this heron is doing (almost) exactly what I want to do in the Southern summer heat: dipping my head in a pool. And the jet of water, frozen in a split second, only adds to the frenzy and excitement.

Small boat on the river

india west bengal river
See more of Chinmoy’s work here. Chinmoy Biswas

Water can be many things: stormy, an oasis, an ornament. But here Chinmoy Biswas shows his tranquility as a person fishes on a quiet river in West Bengal, India.

McKay Falls

McKay Falls New Zealand
See more of Mike’s work here. Mike Bodnar

Mike Bodnar’s photo of McKay Falls in New Zealand reminded me of all the times (read: very few) I’ve hiked and been rewarded with a beautiful waterfall. Bodnar shot it on slide film with an Olympus OM10. This is a bonus point for me.

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