Australian photographer Warren Keelan has always been fascinated by nature, and his latest project takes him out into the ocean, where he shoots detailed images of powerful waves in all their forms.

“I love the raw, unpredictable nature of water in motion and the way sunlight brings it all to life, from both above and below the surface,” he tells mental_floss. “I am obsessed with the beautiful moods and emotions of the sea.”

Keelan shooting in the water as photographed by his colleague, William Patino. Image Credit: William Patino

To capture his photos, Keelan wades into the water with a 15-pound rig that keeps his camera dry, dodging waves as he shoots. It’s a complicated dance, but it yields beautiful results, as you can see in his photos:

You can check out more of Keelan's work on his website, or visit his gallery of ocean photography in Wollongong, Australia.

All images by Warren Keelan unless otherwise noted.