ARTS & CULTURE

Photographer Perfectly Captures Unique Beauty Of Eerie Underwater Park

03/19/2015 01:47 pm ET | Updated Mar 19, 2015
Claudia Legge

These creepy, yet beautiful, images showcase a remarkable marine sculpture park dedicated to conservation.

In February, London-based Photographer Claudia Legge captured images of statues in an underwater sculpture park. captured images of the statues inside MUSA, a giant underwater sculpture park in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc in Mexico.

The park is filled with concrete statues built by Jason deCaires Taylor and modeled after villagers in Cancun. It exists to draw tourists away from Cancun's existing coral reefs in an effort to conserve the coral and creatures that live there, its website notes.

Legge -- who specializes in underwater photography, generally featuring nude women surrounded by gauze -- spoke to design and art website It's Nice That about choosing to photograph the sculpture park.

"It just seemed mysterious and fascinating," Legge told the outlet, calling the experience "a bit eerie." "It was very epic swimming around the sculptures."

She said shooting the sculptures was more challenging than shooting humans -- and a lot "more physical" since the artworks are located in open water.

"I'd say it was harder because you have to be very creative with your angles and composition in order to make them striking photographs," she told The Huffington Post in an email.

We'd say she succeeded.

See some of Legge's work, below:

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