French photographer, reporter and dedicated environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand originally made a name for himself by circumnavigating the planet by hot air balloon, allowing him to capture some of the most striking images of the earth's surface from the air and in doing so revealing the environment's 'bigger picture'.

In a brand new project, the photographer has turned his attention to the world's oceans, releasing a 1 1/2 hour documentary called 'Planet Ocean'. While the movie offers little in the form of any real surf action, the striking aerial views of the world's oceans and myriad facets of how mankind interacts with them are well worth a watch if you have the time (and even if you don't).