The marine world has long inspired writers, poets, photographers and artists alike. Now, a new book called Ocean: Exploring the Marine World (£44.95, Phaidon Press) brings together a diverse collection of work from the past 3,000 years.
The bookfeatures fantastical prints of sea creatures, vintage movie posters, paintings and sculptures from classic and contemporary artists as well as maps, scientific illustrations and incredible underwater photography.
These works were selected by an international panel of research scientists, marine biologists, conservationists, artists, photographers, museum curators and experts from organisations such as the Wildlife Conservation Society and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Brig on the Water
The Royal Game of the Dolphin
Snøhetta – Under
More images from Science Focus:
Father and Son
The Great Wave
Ocean: Exploring the Marine World (£44.95, Phaidon.com) is available to preorder now from all good bookshops