If you're not aware of thalassophobia, it's entirely possible--and reasonable--that you may have it without knowing it. It's often generalized as a fear of the ocean, but in particular is the fear of deep and dark bodies of water. As wondrous as the mysteries of the ocean are, not knowing what lies beneath and thinking of it being right under you can send shivers down the spine of just about anyone.

Japanese hobbyist Thalasso hobbyer (@THobbyer) has a talent for making amazing resin artwork and dioramas that blend the wonder and looming danger of the ocean's mysterious depths, using thalassophobia as a theme for his models.

He's lately gotten a lot of praise for masterfully crafted diorama depicting a mysterious seaside shrine on a cliff, with a whale-like creature emerging from the depths of the ocean. When viewed from the side, you can see how expertly Thalasso hobbyer is able to recreate the sense of unknown expanse in the ocean.

Source: @THobbye

Source: @THobbye

His YouTube video breaks it all down, step by step, with English subtitles.

The most impressive thing is that there is no premade blueprint! He figures it out as he goes by hand crafting both a shrine that could easily exist anywhere as a prism of the underwater world and the beasts that lurk within.

The ripples of the water and sense of emerging are quite remarkable.

That's just one of his amazing creations, however. Take a look at his Leviathan (Subnautica/Below Zero)

And of course, the Jason Statham classic THE MEG!

As well as this terrifying Reaper Leviathan!

For more amazing diorama creations from the deep sea, be sure to follow Thalasso hobbyer on Twitter and YouTube!


By - Big Neko.