Strange Planet: Mexico’s Underwater Sculpture Garden

This is no ordinary reef. British artist Jason de Caires Taylor created these 400 sculptures from casts of real people, and he’s placed them on the ocean floor outside of Mexico’s Isla Mujeres National Marine Park. The work is called “The Silent Evolution,” and is part of the Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA); its aim is to encourage coral growth in the waters close to Cancun.

Photo: Jason de Caires Taylor/Barcroft