The flight of a bird or the light from the sun should dazzle our minds, but instead we’re worried about getting crapped on or how many UV rays are penetrating our body. Perhaps it takes an environment that is alien to everyday life to hold our imagination. Compiled within The Deep is a collection of more than 200 beautiful and haunting photographs depicting deep sea life. The alien creatures of the deep are frightening and stir a primitive fear in our core—something that reaches back millions of years to a biological time when we weren’t on the top of the food chain. Safely captured in celluloid, fish with fangs and octopi with ears make for wonderment and not alarm. Editor and French journalist Claire Nouvian compiled 15 short essays and inserts some interesting scientific facts on the animals and plants featured, but the photography is what makes this book a must read.