Above this beautiful, clear blue expanse, the ocean was wild. The swell was a good two metres and conditions were challenging to say the least. I was freediving in the remote, turquoise waters off Bimini, hoping to capture some cetacean behavioural images. Out of the blue, a baby Atlantic spotted dolphin appeared; inquisitive, playful and completely trusting of my presence. Dolphin action is always fast-paced and lively. They are extremely intelligent, charismatic creatures and one of my favourites to interact with; not least because they spin rings around you! Working with the swell at the surface, I wanted to capture an image with a hint of the topside turbulence; an alternative view which illustrates that this serenity underwater is up to us to protect. And that we land-inhabiting custodians are becoming increasingly aware of the fragile balance in hand.