We spend a lot of time talking about ocean acidification, dying coral reefs, sea-level rise, troubled whales, and otters who have a perplexing-but-adorable interest in public utilities. All very important things. Read them.

But first: Please look at these insanely gorgeous photos of giant ocean waves crashing by artist Pierre Carreau. The series is called “Aqua Viva,” which French partner Le Griste tells us means “living water.” Sounds about right. Begin ogling … now:

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Pierre Carreau

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Pierre Carreau

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Jeff Spicoli, you were right all along.