Welcome to the world below the liquid line. Capturing images and portraits of life in freshwater systems was a calling I happily answered. As a photographer, I am captivated by the drama of light as it plays down through the water column. As a fisheries biologist, I am equally amazed by the diversity of life below the liquid line. The confluence of these motivations produced an over whelming desire to bring these images to the surface and engage the broader public. Life below the liquid line is dynamic and largely unseen; hopefully these portraits will create an opportunity for greater understanding, spark your curiosity and consideration of these environments.