It's amazing what colourful creatures hide in the tiniest places under the sea.
Here's a selection of macro magical encounters all taken with a variety of point and shoot cameras, some with a macro lens, some are taken with just the camera and the housing. They were taken either in natural light, using the camera's own built-in flash or lit with an external strobe.
A selection of underwater scenes from sharks to humpback whales, turtles, dolphins and breathtaking colourful reef scenes.
All of these photos were taken using a variety of different point and shoot cameras with a wide angle lens, fisheye lens using natural light or one or two external strobes.
The water may be cooler but the colours are just as, if not more spectacular. These photos are taken here in Swanage, Dorset - Cornwall, Chepstow, Ireland and further afield in California and Alaska.
All of them were taken with a variety of point and shoot cameras and an Olympus Bridge Camera.
Turtles mistake it for jellyfish and choke on it as can birds and swans in our rivers, whales and dolphins accidently swallow it and as it can take years to degrade, if ever, it just carries on killing and injuring wildlife until it is collected.
So if you see a piece of plastic, even on land, please help by picking it up and placing it in a safe place. It can travel quickly and end up in our rivers and the sea.