These incredible snapshots were snapped in December 2010 at new underwater sculpture garden off Mexico. These sculptures are part of "The Silent Evolution," and were created from live casts of a wide sample of people, most of whom were locals:



The sculptures comprise of a special kind of marine cement that attracts the growth of corals. That in turn encourages fish and other marine life to colonize the reef, while helping to lure tourists away from fragile natural reefs.

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