Gorgeous photos of undersea life, in black and white


Typically, marine photography is done in rich, saturated color — the better to show off the riot of life beneath the waves.

But the photographer Christian Vizl has done it in high-contrast black and white, producing eerily intense ways of re-seeing marine life. You can see the work on his site, and in his new book Silent Kingdom.

We usually think of underwater photography as not a good subject for black and white images but these are amazing photos.