Sea animals account for the highest numbers of animals killed yearly, statistics vary but it’s always significantly high. These are often killed unnecessarily or wastefully by the commercial fishing industry, or as a result of pollution of the sea from plastics and other toxins. The lack of regulation of these industries and others that drive overconsumption across the globe continues to allow this to happen, at alarming rates with no end in sight. Too many countries lack proper marine conservation laws and people can’t stop buying cheap products which puts these exceptionally beautiful and diverse creatures at such risk. Through colourful and vibrant images, this work attempts to highlight the beauty of these animals set against the stark reality of human disregard and greed. By creating a visual connection to these striking and precious beings I aim for the audience to immerse themselves into an imaginative and playful world, where real value can be seen.