Traditional fishing boat off the city of Shanghai, People's Republic of China (31°12’ N, 121°30’ E). May 2012 © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

Shark Bay, Western Australia, Australia (25°55’ S, 113°36’ E). April 2012 © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

The Great Blue Hole, lighthouse Reef, Belize Distict, Belize (17°19’ N, 87°32’ W). January 2012. © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

Kuna settlement, Robeson Islands, San Blas archipelago, Panama (9°31’ N, 79°03’ W). January 2012. © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

Raja Ampat Islands (Four Kings), West Papua province, Indonesia (0°41’ S, 130°25’ E). March 2012. © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

Raja Ampat Islands (Four Kings), West Papua province, Indonesia (0°41’ S, 130°25’ E). March 2012 © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (22°59'12.96"S - 43°12'25.95"O). February 2012. © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

Icebergs et manchots Adélie, terre Adélie, Antarctique (pôle Sud) (66°00’ S - 141°00’ E). © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

Port de Yangshan (le plus grand du monde en eau profonde), baie de Hangzhou, Shanghai, République populaire de Chine (30°38’ N – 122°03’ E). © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

Nets used for drying algae, Wando Archipelago, South Korea (34°19’ N, 127°05’ E). © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

David Hannan © David Hannan

René HEUZEY © Hugues Vitry

Yann Arthus-Bertrand © DR

Rob Stewart © Eric Cheng

Yann Arthus-Bertrand © DR

Bruno Cusa © DR

Denis Lagrange © Robin Savchuk – Aloha Production

Yann Arthus-Bertrand © DR

About the movie

A 90 minute film directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot.

Can we imagine a film that would change the way people look at the ocean? Can we explain simply, to everyone, the greatest natural mystery of our planet? And lastly, can we help our children believe in a better and more sustainable world tomorrow?

This is the triple challenge of a new cinema adventure signed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and editor- in-chief Michael Pitiot, who brings with him the scientific missions of TARA, a unique pool of researchers, oceanographers and biologists from several countries. Thanks to its astonishing photography, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least known regions of our planet.

The film narrates the most marvelous and also the most terrifying human experiences of our time. Filmed in extreme geographical conditions all over the globe, it describes the modern Odyssey of people who go out to discover their blue planet.

The film is also a plea for humanity to respect the world in which we live. It serves a noble and universal cause that will be defended at the next Earth Summit, in Rio, in 2012.

If you are an NGO or a school and that you wish to organize a free screening of the film Planet Ocean, please contact the GoodPlanet Foundation :

Planet Ocean won the best cinematography award at the Blue Ocean Film Festival


This humanist initiative has received support from the prestigious watch-making firm OMEGA. The firm, which specializes in high precision in extreme environments, invented the first deep-sea diving watch. From Jacques Maillot to Sir Peter Blake, Jacques Cousteau and Dame Ellen MacArthur, OMEGA has supported exploration of the oceans for over a century. Today, OMEGA has agreed to support Planet Ocean.


Best Cinematography Award, Blue Ocean Festival Audience Award, UK Green Film Festival Best Film Award Prague Festival First prize documentary section 'Save and Preserve" film festival in Russia