Best underwater images from 2016

There is something magical about underwater photography. Maybe it is because it takes us to places few of us have – or will – ever venture. This is also probably why I enjoy looking at images of outer space (since it is a bit late in life for me to decide to become an astronaut). In addition, like space, the ocean is a place we can visit but not inhabit which makes it intriguing territory. Here is a collection of some of my favourite underwater images from 2016 (click on an image to enlarge and read a brief caption).