The Marine Conversation Society has compiled a series of stunning photographs to mark World Wildlife Day today.
Taken from around the shores of the United Kingdom, the pictures feature basking sharks, wolffish, and hermit crabs.
“While the images below show the colorful and curious world under the surface of the U.K.’s seas, these fragile ecosystems are in urgent need of protection and restoration,” writes the Marine Conversation Society. “Without a healthy ocean, we cannot have a healthy planet.”
The Marine Conservation Society says that it fights for cleaner, better-protected, healthier seas. Campaigning for improved laws to protect the ocean and the charity hopes to shine a light on its wild and wonderful inhabitants.
World Wildlife Day is a United Nations International day to celebrate all the world’s wild animals and plants and the contribution that they make to the health of the planet.