A Fantastic Look At The Amazing Colors Under the Sea

A Fantastic Look At The Amazing Colors Under the Sea


There are plenty of reasons why the underwater world is mysterious and unfamiliar terrain for humans. Though most of us have at least been in the ocean, our own bodily limitations (if only we had gills!) mean that 70% of earth’s surface is off limits, inaccessible for us to explore (without expensive equipment and training, that is).

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Which is a shame, considering that the sea’s floor is a treasure-trove of creatures, colors, and textures that would send us into visual-overdrive. Even the most familiar of sea creatures - like coral, starfish, or octopus - are host to some of the most aesthetically unique hues and shapes.   Which is to say, we’re glad that underwater technology has advanced to the point that we can bring records of some of these stunners above-ground, in the form of photos and videos, crisper than ever before.

Underwater Wildlife Art by Andrey Narchuk

Without context, these could certainly be works of modern art, or a study in color and shape. But these underwater shots, taken at close range, capture details like a fish’s scales or tail, or vegetation in motion. The photographer says “Nature has created a huge amount of art. They fill our planet. It’s not surprising that the underwater world just hides a lot of them.  

See more Underwater Wildlife Art photography by Andrey.

Another World: Underwater Experiments by Alexander Semenov

The photographer calls these creatures, “Beautiful monsters.” About his work at Moscow’s “White Sea Biological Station,” he says: “When I went underwater for the first time, I was absolutely shocked. White Sea showed me another world with it’s own aliens.” We agree, these unfamiliar animals, with their unnatural colors and pitch-black backdrop, look otherworldly.

 

See more Underwater Experiments photography by Alexander.

Natural History Film Series by Morphologic Studios

Who knew that unaltered shots of sea life would make the perfect music video? A Marine Biologist & a musician (Colin Foord and Jared McKay) collaborated to make this series of 24 short films. By pairing shots from a Miami aquarium with original music, “they transform the minute creatures that inhabit our coral reefs into strange, abstract works of surreal art.”

See more cool Natural History Film Series videos by Morphologic Studios.


Make sure to visit each artists Behance page for more fantastic images and in some cases the full view of a piece borrowed for the post.

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I love the jellyfish! They are always colorful.
The sea is fascinating. Absolutely full of wonder and beauty. Great blog entry!!
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beautiful videos! Thanks for sharing!
OHHHH i love the sea i always found inspiration there , the colours are so fluorescent , and electric and cian and shadowy~
OH. Love the first film of Morphologic Studios, kind of unreal yet captivating...
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Love It! <3
What a colorful World living beneath us ,thank you for bringing it out.
Amazing photos and videos! Thank you! :)
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. OrigamiMei wrote:
The sea is fascinating. Absolutely full of wonder and beauty. Great blog entry!!
We couldn't tear ourselves away from those videos. So unique and mesmerizing...IrishFroguette wrote:
OH. Love the first film of Morphologic Studios, kind of unreal yet captivating...
wow wow wow
We agree - hope we have the opportunity to see it in person more often. hinainas wrote:
What a colorful World living beneath us ,thank you for bringing it out.
Beautiful pics I love ocean life amazing!
One of the biggest reasons why I love scuba diving is the colors. What a wonderful post. Thank you!
So cool! And, I was just thinking about selling the scuba equipment...I just might reconsider.

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