Behind the Image: Taken in Karelia, northern Russia. The White Sea is the only European Sea that freezes during winter — water temperature at this time can reach -2°C or 28˚F. The image is upside down.
Franco Banfi is an award-winning underwater photographer and photojournalist who makes his home in the southern part of Switzerland, in a village close to Lugano Lake. To see more of his work, visit banfi.chi.