Anuar Patjane, photographer and anthropologist from Mexico, shows the beauty of the underwater life with his black and white photography. His main goal is to bring awareness to the ecosystem most of us never get a chance to see.
“With the [Underwater Realm] series, I try to drive our attention towards the beauty of our oceans a truth usually unnoticed,” Patjane says. “We are brutally overfishing in our oceans, and our attention should be concentrated on the way we fish, as well as what we eat from the ocean. We see and care when a forest is gone because it is visible to everybody, but we don’t see when we destroy life underwater.”
See some of the photos below.
Next time you feel sharkophobic (Galeophobic) remember this: they do like to be pet by humans, they are not just pure instinct. We kill millions of sharks per year to make stupid fin soup and dietary supplements that doesn't work. Sharks only kill by mistake 10 humans per year, that is an infimum number… more people die from dog attacks or horse kicks per year and I do not know any horsephobic person yet! Sharks keep the reefs and oceans healthy by maintaining balance, so at the rate that we are killing them incidentally or directly, we will eventually extinguish this amazing animals and many other species that depend on this equilibrium.