These creepy, yet beautiful, images showcase a remarkable marine sculpture park dedicated to conservation. In February, London-based Photographer Claudia Legge captured images of statues in an underwater sculpture park. captured images of the statues inside MUSA, a giant underwater sculpture park in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc in Mexico.
The park is filled with concrete statues built by Jason deCaires Taylor and modeled after villagers in Cancun. It exists to draw tourists away from Cancun's existing coral reefs in an effort to conserve the coral and creatures that live there, its website notes. Legge -- who specializes in underwater photography, generally featuring nude women surrounded by gauze -- spoke to design and art website It's Nice That about choosing to photograph the sculpture park.
She said shooting the sculptures was more challenging than shooting humans -- and a lot "more physical" since the artworks are located in open water.