25 Amazing Ocean Pictures – 5 Minutes of Joy

The best ocean pictures on the planet

Did you know oceans cover 70% of the world’s surface? It’s not surprising then that our oceans provide countless stunning ocean pictures. We’ve captured vivid sunrises and sunsets, waves cresting and curling, and mirror perfect reflections. 

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Oceans and oceans of incredible ocean pictures

1. Sail away with me


2. Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight


3. Timeless time-lapse


4. Atomic sky


5. Another day in the office


6. Barreled


7. Foam


8. Glow in the dark


9. Sea pups


10. Creature of the deep


11. Coral garden


12. What’s for dinner?


13. Spray


14. Crest


15. Stairway


16. All the colours


17. Something to reflect on


18. Storm brewing


19. Perspective


20. From the heavens


21. Icebergs breaking


22. Love Island


23. Bright blue sea


24. Mirror mirror from the sky


25. Surfing


Like those ocean images, these ocean facts truly are incredible…

We searched the planet and dug these incredible facts up from the deep blue sea. They’re incredible and surprising. 

If you were sailing the seven seas, you’d be sailing the Arctic, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific, Indian, and Southern Oceans.

The ocean is home to 95% of all life. 

There’s so much gold in the ocean, that if it was extracted—there would be enough to give every person 9 pounds! 

Coral produces its own sunscreen. Seriously. 

The filmmaker James Cameron has traveled deeper into the ocean than any other person. 

There’s a sheet of ice that’s bigger than the continental United States. 

Most of the earth’s volcanic activity happens in the ocean. 

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. 

Tsunamis travel at 800 kilometres per hour. 

There are over 4 million shipwrecks in the ocean. 

The ocean has more artifacts than all the world’s museums combined. 

The ocean produces more oxygen than our rainforests. 

The Pacific Ocean is wider than the moon. 

The pressure at the bottom of the ocean is so intense it would crush you like an ant. 

The Mediterranean used to be dry. 

Nothing can live in the Dead Sea because of its salinity.

The biggest wave ever surfed was more than 6 stories high.

Man originally crawled out of the ocean.

–  Australian Jessica Watson navigated the world, solo, at 16.

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