Benjamin Von Wong’s Underwater River

In late May, Ballantine journeyed to Tulum, Mexico with world renowned ‘hyper-real’ photographer Benjamin Von Wong and a team of 35 to undertake a never before attempted photographic project.

The project, shot 35m deep under water in a Mexican cenote, floating above a stunning natural underwater river is something no one should miss. To capture the image recreation of a traditional Chinese Cormorant Fisherman, it took a team of world leading divers, set builders, and a world champion free diver working to the edge of their creativity and ability.

The full results and scale of the challenge can be seen in the film, and a making of film can be watched here.