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Blue Planet on your wall? 2018 calendar captures beauty beneath the waves

Magic
marlin: A
striped
marlin uses
its ‘spear’ to
hunt from a
bait ball of
sardines off
Mexico
PICTURES: CHRISTIAN VIZL

SIR David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II prompted millions of us to fall in love with the oceans all over again.

Now 12 top underwater photographers have joined forces to celebrate the wonders of the undersea world — and shine a light on urgent marine issues.

Beast of the Big Blue: A whale shark, the largest fish, attracts a following in Madagascar PICTURE: SIMON PIERCE
Fins of beauty: A pod of orcas swimming in Norwegian fjords PICTURE: AMANDA COTTON

The result is a spectacular 2018 fundraising calendar to support Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation.

Free floe-ing : Gentoo penguins PICTURE: DAVID DOUBILET

The images of sharks, marlin, orcas and penguins are valued at £36,000 but the UK charity is selling the calendar online for £11. Campaign director Graham Buckingham said: ‘We hope fans of Blue Planet II will enjoy this daily reminder of the beauty beneath the waves.’

Funds: Calendar supports the Bite-Back shark conservation charity PICTURE: TANYA HOUPPERMAN