The Astonishing Underwater Landscapes Sketched Inside a Diving Bell

Tuesday 29th March 2022
Coral reef

Coral reef

IN THE LATE 1860S, JULES VERNE’S FICTIONAL CAPTAIN NEMO cruised the ocean deep, discovering new underwater worlds and creatures. In the same decade, the non-fictional Eugen von Ransonnet-Villez pursued his fascination with zoology by developing the technology to produce the first underwater pictures: seascapes drawn as he sat beneath the waves in his diving bell.

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Richard Freeman
Richard Freeman has been the zoological director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1997, and has authored a number of books on the subject of Cryptozoology. He has carried out many major expeditions in search of mystery animals. He also writes fiction.