This is the most amazing example of environmental art that I've ever come across. Artist Jason desCaires Taylor creates casts from real people (in this case Mexicans) and places them underwater. The pH and surface texture of the concrete encourages coral growth with the hope that in time, each installation will be a thriving reef community. He has done a few installations all over the world, but his latest is located off the coast of Cancun, Mexico.
All images are from the artist's website;
Below is an image of an older installation in Grenada, you can see how the sculptures look after being underwater for some time;
And to see a slideshow of this process, click here
The other day, Jeff and I were talking about the places we want to travel to over the next few years before we might start a family. I was thinking places like Africa and Alaska and Hawaii, but Jeff wants to go see the Mayan Ruins in Mexico. At first I thought that was kind of boring (cuz I can be a snob like that) - but after looking into it more I realized the Mayan Riveira has so many amazing things to do, like this and this. This new underwater sculpture garden definitely changed my mind as well.