This is our Blue Planet: a beautiful blue marble suspended in a sea of stars. Dive into these incredible stories from BBC Blue Planet II.
Unlike billions of other worlds in the Milky Way, 71 per cent of our Blue Planet is covered by ocean. It's home to the greatest diversity of life on Earth but is our least explored habitat; we've better maps of Mars than of the ocean floor. With so much more to discover, take a deep breath . . . and dive into a wondrous world beneath the waves.
Explore coral reefs that shimmer in a kaleidoscope of colours. Venture to the bottom of the ocean where creatures beyond your wildest imagination live in the dark. Chase sea otters through kelp forest seas, and glide the open ocean with humpback whales. Discover all there is to love about our Blue Planet, the stories of its inhabitants, and realise how you can help protect this wilderness beneath the waves.
In collaboration with BBC Earth, this illustrated non-fiction book captures the wonder, beauty, and emotion of the iconic BBC Blue Planet II TV series.
Leisa Stewart-Sharpe is a trained journalist turned children's book author, who writes stunning children's non-fiction and picture books. Her Australian childhood inspired her love for the natural world – and the stories of its strange and wonderful creatures. Her bestselling first non-fiction book, Blue Planet II, has been translated into several languages around the world.
Emily Dove is an illustrator living in Cleveland, Ohio, where the winding rivers and fall foliage never cease to inspire her. She is also a certified naturalist, and she uses her illustration to educate and excite others about our natural world.