Photographer Captures Underwater World in Stunning Black and White Photos

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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.

Two giant pacific mantas at San Benedicto, Revillagigedo

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Whale shark in the Derawan islands (Borneo)

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Whale shark affection at Derawan islands, Borneo

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"Vacuum" Cabo pulmo, MĂ©xico.

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Meeting Poseidon at Sea of Cortez, Mexico. #MĂ©xicoEnUnaFoto

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