The sea. This amazing ecosystem covers 70 percent of our planet. We’ve sailed across its vast tracts, we’ve studied its depths; we’ve dived as deep as we can, countless writers have written about it, artists have painted it, musicians have dedicated songs to it. And yet it’s still full of secret, mystery, and wonder.
We picked out 18 awe-inspiring photos of the briny deep for you. Be careful not to drown in its magnificence.
The sea is something truly extraordinary
Fascinating, beautiful and exciting
It’s never the same
One day it can be frightening in its violence
And the next day it’ll be soft and tender
You can stare at it forever
Its beauty is irresistible
It’s sure to touch your heart
The sea was at the beginning of everything