Turningthetide Photos & Videos

29 minutes ago

The first companions for the journey. The pilot whales obviously had fun in the waves and circled the vessel once. So we had enough time to watch this group. Can you spot the little mini fin? You will find more in my stories. at Océan Atlantique

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2 hours ago

#Repost @karimiliya ・・・ When I look back on my work from the past much of it seems old, outdated, and very different from how I would photograph things now. There are photos that hold good memories and moments, and others that I am proud of photographically, but many more that I shake my head when I look at. This is one photo that for me has stood the test of time. It’s from the first time a baby whale approached me underwater in 2014. It’s something I’ll never forget, this curious little creature swimming within arms reach of me looking into my eye as I framed the photo without looking through the viewfinder. This photo has taken me on a multi year journey photographing whales and other marine creatures all over the world, and focused my work on documenting the underwater world so that we humans can do a better job protecting it. For our future, and the future of animals like this. I hope to spend many more years documenting the world we live in and sharing that with others so we can leave this place a little better and appreciative than when we arrived. #natgeo100contest at Vava'u, Kingdom Of Tonga

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3 hours ago

¿Sabías que la principal diferencia entre los lobos marinos y las focas es que los lobos marinos tienen oídos visibles y tienen más facilidad para caminar por tierra gracias a sus extremidades posteriores? Hace exactamente un año tuve la oportunidad de viajar a La Paz y recorrer Bahía Magdalena, donde en una playa estaban todos estos lobos marinos. Al notar nuestra presencia corrieron todos juntos hacia el mar, regalándonos así un espectáculo inolvidable y esta extraordinaria fotografía. Sin duda fue una de las experiencias más increíbles que he vivido y la cual nunca olvidaré. ¿Apoco no vale la pena cuidar nuestros océanos para disfrutar de experiencias como esta? No bajes la voz y difunde el mensaje de la importancia de preservar nuestros océanos y todas las especies que habitan en ellos. Actúa con consciencia y deja tu legado en el planeta. ____________________________ #natgeo100contest #natgeolatam #natgeo #mexico #naturephotography #naturaleza #ocean #vive_mexico #discoverocean #walkingmexico #mexicodesconocido #wanderlust #neverstopexploring #keepexploring #bestnatureshots #earthcapture #oceanlife #VisitMexico #pasionxmexico #marinelife #YourShotPhotographer #wildlife #WildPlanet #mexicoenunaimagen #mexicolindo #planetorplastic #biodiversidadmexicana #TurningTheTide #visitbajasur at Bahía Magdalena, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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3 hours ago

I believe [as humans] we are all in search of significance. In some form or another. To mean something to someone or some cause. But we forget, I think, what it even means to be significant. [ #Significant is defined as: sufficiently great or important, to be worthy of attention; noteworthy.] — And everyone, every being & every creature, whoever they may be, is worthy of attention, we are all noteworthy, I promise you. Your existence alone is important and has an impact — so please remember that along the way, in your pursuit of meaning, you are already significant. _______________________________________________________ Beautiful photo by the lovely @chiaraphoto 💙 @oneoceandiving @oneoceansharks #sharkidgador #tigershark #youaresignificant #voiceforthevoiceless #fearintofascination #coexist #apexpredatornotmonster #sharkdiving #oceanconservation #freediving #makeachange #beconscious #livesustainably #savethefishies #saveourseas #ispeakfortheseas #turningthetide #thinblueline #letsrally #savesharks #pelagic #sharkdiving at OneOcean Diving

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3 hours ago

🚨CALL TO ACTION🚨 Image by: @Jim_Abernethy So far, 6 species of sharks have been found dead, some in significant numbers from the Red Tide here in Florida largely due to the high nutrient loading caused by 4 decades of Government sanctioned aquatic plant management as well as the 2017's 250% increase of the active ingredient glyphosate and 25% increase in the gallons sprayed to nearly 1 million gallons a year. We must end Glyphosate and other chemical use that are being sprayed right into our drinking water...our aquifers! We must switch to mechanical harvest now and end this archaic means of plant management that is destroying our own health as well as the planets! Everyone in Florida has been exposed to Glyphosate for decades! Help bring an end to the state sanctioned spraying of glyphosate in Florida's waterways once and for all! Glyphosate has been linked to certain cancers and the exponential growth of many chronic diseases in humans, as well the death of NON-TARGET species, such as native aquatic plants, amphibians, pollinators, fish, mammals, reptiles and even sharks such as the lemon shark pictured here! This is turning Florida into a huge DEAD ZONE. Florida has the most diverse range of flora and fauna in the United States and it's currently all at risk due to GMO'S and Aquatic Plant Management It's up to us to use our voices to protect our greatest natural resources, our only home...EARTH! WHAT YOU CAN DO: -Attend the next FWC meeting, Feb. 21 in Gainesville at 8am. I will see you there! -Sign and share the petition, which can be found through the link in my bio -Email FWC with your thoughts on the use of Glyphosate at invasiveplants@myfwc.com -repost this post and help us save Florida Join us to see sharks up close for yourself! @jim_abernethy @sea_legacy @wildlifevoiceinc #natgeo100contest #TurningTheTide #manatee #saveprotectedanimals #SaveFlorida #bluegreenalgae #endglyphosate #toxic18 #cleanwater #glyphosate #RedTide #toxic #conservation #dolphin at Florida

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4 hours ago

This photo makes my heart sing! UNEA-4, the United Nations Environment Assembly, is coming up—which means @DarcyBelanger1 will be in Kenya to secure signatures on the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary Treaty. He is already being supported by our amazing growing team in Africa that is building an epic buzz for MAPS. Give it up for our UNEA Africa Lead @Omesa_Sam of Kenya whose enthusiasm for MAPS lights up the world. What is happening in the Arctic is affecting everyone globally. Check out why MAPS is a game-changer at Parvati.org. (link in bio) #parvatiorg #signMAPS #gratitude #heart #arctic #peace #makehistory #arcticcircle #conservation #environment #marinelife #oceans #protectourplanet #loveourplanet #leaders #activism #causes #bethechange #planet #ourworld #nature #turningthetide #education #humanity #solvedifferent #unea #unitednations

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5 hours ago

Photo of the day by @cristinamittermeier. "Not only does sea ice provide a summer sunbathing site for these crabeater seals, but it also provides nesting and foraging areas for penguins and seals. It is also home to the algae that draws massive underwater clouds of shrimp-like krill, the chief source of food for many penguins, seals, and even whales. As the world's climate warms, the type and volume of ice is changing and threatening to upend one of the world's most bountiful marine systems. Shot on #assignment for @NatGeo, article out this month. #TurningTheTide with @PaulNicklen, @ladzinski, @Andy_Mann and @CraigWelch."

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6 hours ago

Holy moly! Thank goodness for the SuperMoon!! I’ve spent the day getting all my biz #’s inline 🥴...this is so outside of my comfort zone!! My goal in 2019 is to stay on top of it!!! What do you do? Weekly? Monthly? Almost done......

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8 hours ago

@sealegacy - While cruising along the coast of Nordaustlandet - the second-largerst island in the Svalbard archipelago - we spotted this bear swimming along the glacier ice-cap face. As it was far away I took my time to go to my cabin to fetch my tripod and big lens. With great surprise when back on the bow, she was just a few meters away! I was stunned by how fast she swam toward us to check us out. She swam all around the ship and stoped in front of the bow to have a good look at each of us. I am wondering what she was thinking…. I feel so blessed to be able to spend time with these incredible creature. That calm look in her eyes will for ever stay with me and will motivate me even more to do whatever possible to try to protect their habitat! Photo by @DaisyGilardini // . . . #turningthetide #climatechange #bear #polarbear #creationcare #careofcreation #PopeFrancis #environment #stfrancisofassisi #laudatosi #belovedearth #sacredplanet #GodsCreation #goodstewards #creationstewards #christianvalues #polarbears #climate #wildlife #conservation #endangered #ocean #Alaska #ecosystem #lovecreation #seekjustice #lovewildlife #nature #naturelover #naturephotography

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8 hours ago

My favorite photo I took while in Tonga this past year. Cannot wait to get back to get more photos and encounters with these amazing animals. Tonga ended whaling and killing of these animals, and are now enjoying the interactions they have with them. However, some countries still kill whales for their food. Japan, Norway, and Iceland have all continued these aweful killing. Be aware. #stopwhaling #natgeo100contest at Vava'u , Tonga

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9 hours ago

Photo by @chandlerrincon // I caught this Red Tailed Hawk at the perfect moment. His piercing eyes looking directly through my lens. Most birds of prey, including the Red Tail, have visual acuity that is easily five times better than ours, and they can even perceive ultraviolet light. Meaning, these hawks can perceive colors that humans cannot see. They're also gifted the phenomenal ability to see black and white well enough to also hunt at dusk, which is the time when nocturnal animals, especially rodents, begin to awaken and move around. So it leaves me to wonder, what pigments of my shirt & lens were reflected as light that his eyes could see, that mine couldn't. 🦅🦅 Shot on a @Lumix DC-G9 . . . #IdahoDaily #RedTailedHawk #Hawk #BirdsOfPrey #wildlifephotography #Photography #Boise #TurningTheTide #Nature #naturephotography #Birds #Day #Feather #Eyesight #Eyes #Adaptation #Phenomenon #Inspiring #Lumix #Panasonic #Idaho #Talon #Beauty #throughmylens at Eagle Island State Park

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9 hours ago

A male Sperm Whale, getting ready to dive after catching up his breathe; Kaikoura was once one of the few whaling stations around NZ waters, the last Sperm Whale was killing in 1964; NZ was one of the first to ban whaling and now it’s becoming a resource for Tourism. Kaikoura is especially reach of marine wildlife, due to the variety of environments available. Unfortunately it’s not safe from climate change, red-bill colonies are collapsing for lack of food. Note: realised too late that rotating the horizon to align it, created those white corners! #nikonphotography #nikond3200 #pacificocean #natgeo100contest #stopwhaling #turningthetide #natgeoyourshot #spermwhale #naturephotography #blackandwhitephotography #fluke #whalefluke #climatechange at Kaikoura, New Zealand

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9 hours ago

Common Dolphin in Kaikoura waters; Dolphin Watch Tours like this one, with @dolphinencounterkaikoura, are important: firstly there are respectful of dolphins space (dolphins are free to choose if interact with you, your boat or not), they follow NZ laws regarding wildlife, and they could teach a thing or two to the public (even though on the highs of enthusiasm sometimes listening is not the priority...). Alongside the common, the super playful Dusky Dolphins live these waters. The raw was underexposed, too busy in following the action and shooting 🤦‍♀️ #nikonphotography #nikond3200 #pacificocean #commondolphin #turningthetide #natgeo100contest #yourshotphotography #dolphins #playtime #wildlife #nature #blueplanet #planetearth #visualsofearth #theglobewanderer #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #kaikoura #newzealand #ecotours at Kaikoura, New Zealand

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10 hours ago

🚨🦈 #Repost🦈🚨 @jim_abernethy with @get_repost ・・・ 🚨CALL TO ACTION🚨 Image by: @Jim_Abernethy So far, 6 species of sharks have been found dead, some in significant numbers from the Red Tide here in Florida largely due to the high nutrient loading caused by 4 decades of Government sanctioned aquatic plant management as well as the 2017's 250% increase of the active ingredient glyphosate and 25% increase in the gallons sprayed to nearly 1 million gallons a year. We must end Glyphosate and other chemical use that are being sprayed right into our drinking water...our aquifers! We must switch to mechanical harvest now and end this archaic means of plant management that is destroying our own health as well as the planets! Everyone in Florida has been exposed to Glyphosate for decades! Help bring an end to the state sanctioned spraying of glyphosate in Florida's waterways once and for all! Glyphosate has been linked to certain cancers and the exponential growth of many chronic diseases in humans, as well the death of NON-TARGET species, such as native aquatic plants, amphibians, pollinators, fish, mammals, reptiles and even sharks such as the lemon shark pictured here! This is turning Florida into a huge DEAD ZONE. Florida has the most diverse range of flora and fauna in the United States and it's currently all at risk due to GMO'S and Aquatic Plant Management It's up to us to use our voices to protect our greatest natural resources, our only home...EARTH! WHAT YOU CAN DO: -Attend the next FWC meeting, Feb. 21 in Gainsville at 8am. I will see you there! -Sign and share the petition, which can be found through the link in my bio -Email FWC with your thoughts on the use of Glyphosate at invasiveplants@myfwc.com -repost this post and help us save Florida Join us to see sharks up close for yourself! @jim_abernethy @sea_legacy @wildlifevoiceinc #natgeo100contest #TurningTheTide #manatee #saveprotectedanimals #SaveFlorida #bluegreenalgae #endglyphosate #toxic18 #cleanwater #glyphosate #RedTide #toxic #conservation #dolphin #shark #sharks #savesharks #savethesharks #sharklove #ocean #sea #saveouroceans #savetheocean #savethesea #water

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11 hours ago

Photograph by @iantmcallister, @pacificwild // More than 55,000 people have signed a petition asking the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (@fisheriesoceanscan) Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to shut down the last roe-herring fishery on the Pacific coast...and he heard them. But his response was not good enough. Despite increasing public concern, the DFO gave the green light for the fishery to go ahead. When #MP Gord Johns raised the issue of placing a moratorium on the fishery in the Canadian House of Commons, acknowledging that failure to protect this critical food source would endanger interdependent species on the coast, Minister Wilkinson responded that the government makes decisions based on science and evidence. So, let's talk about science and cover some facts. Science - Herring are a keystone species on the Pacific coast that other life depends on. Herring feed salmon, sea lions, seabirds and humpback whales. Bears and orcas eat salmon. When herring spawn in early spring, their eggs provide a wealth of nutrients for a host of land-based animals, like the wolves in this photo. Fact - Four out of five herring populations have crashed on the B.C. coast. A 2018 DFO review found that management models over-predicted herring in the Strait of Georgia six times in the last 13 years, which resulted in overfishing. Chinook salmon and the Southern resident killer whale populations on the coast are in decline; they depend on herring and are starving. Fact - Herring fishers make only a fraction of the profit that they did thirty years ago - for the same quantity of fish. As the popularity of herring roe declines in Japan and the international market for this "delicacy" shrinks, so too does the value of a catch. Fact - Whale populations that rely on herring, like humpbacks and orcas, draw hundreds of thousands of tourists to B.C. Whale watching generates approximately $250 million per year. We need to save these #BigLittleFish now. Click on the link in our bio to tell Minister @jonathanwnv to suspend this fishery. #TurningTheTide with #ConservationHornbyIsland #AssociationofDenmanIslandMarineStewards #bc #bcpoli #canpoli #fish #herring @pacificwild

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11 hours ago

@simonagerphotography // On campaign with @seashepherdsscs’s interceptor vessel, the @mvbrigittebardot, is on Operation Mamacocha - Sea Shepherd’s campaign addressing Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Biodiversity Corridor. Marine wildlife knows no borders and Sea Shepherd is currently working with @skytruth to protect this extremely important corridor for the life cycle of sharks and many species. This is one of the last regions that exhibits such diverse abundance of marine life on the planet. Thanks to SkyTruth’s advanced technology, Sea Shepherd is now able to observe IUU fishing vessels on the high seas from outer space. Areas such as Cocos Island act as a barometer to the wider biodiversity in the Easter Tropical Pacific. But, they cannot flourish in a vacuum of their own, without assured protection of migratory species on the high seas. To support Operation Mamacocha, visit: https://goo.gl/QroyHp #OpMamacocha #UNESCO #IUU #cocosisland #seashepherd #seashepherdsscs #sharks #mantas #turtles #illegalfishing #costarica #sealegacy #turningthetide

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11 hours ago

When I look back on my work from the past much of it seems old, outdated, and very different from how I would photograph things now. There are photos that hold good memories and moments, and others that I am proud of photographically, but many more that I shake my head when I look at. This is one photo that for me has stood the test of time. It’s from the first time a baby whale approached me underwater in 2014. It’s something I’ll never forget, this curious little creature swimming within arms reach of me looking into my eye as I framed the photo without looking through the viewfinder. This photo has taken me on a multi year journey photographing whales and other marine creatures all over the world, and focused my work on documenting the underwater world so that we humans can do a better job protecting it. For our future, and the future of animals like this. I hope to spend many more years documenting the world we live in and sharing that with others so we can leave this place a little better and appreciative than when we arrived. #natgeo100contest at National Geographic

4k66
11 hours ago

Musk ox. Musk oxen live in the frozen Arctic and roam the tundra in search of the roots, mosses, and lichens that sustain them. These animals have inhabited the Arctic for many thousands of years, and their long shaggy hair is well adapted to the frigid climate. Historically, this species declined because of overhunting, but population recovery has taken place following enforcement of hunting regulations. There's only one place where they are living wild in Norway, and that's Dovrefjell National Park. Muskox were first reintroduced from Greenland to the Dovrefjell area in 1931, but the population died out during World War II. New calves were re-reintroduced from Greenland between 1947 and 1953. So now there are living approximately 250 Musk oxen in this huge area. Still they’re hard to find. But luckily @even_agerup guided me on this amazing trip and helped me to get the pictures for my upcoming work “Cold fever”. Stay tuned. Thanks to @nikondeutschland - Shot on Nikon D850 - Nikkor 70-200 2.8 at Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella Nasjonalpark

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11 hours ago

A different perspective - Not the usual blue shark picture, but I quite like the depth and eye contact on this one. What do you think? For me it's always fun to experiment with different angles and techniques, even though this dramatically decreases the number of keepers! This is something I should do a lot more often, and in fact it's kind of a new year's resolution for me. Image taken with a @nikoneurope D500 and @tokina_global 10-17mm #fisheye in a @nauticamhousings NA-D500. Illuminated using two Inon Z-240 strobes. Check out my other images on www.hk-underwater.com (link in bio) #blueshark #shark #openocean #pelagic #sharkdive @cabosharkdive #loscabos #cabosanlucas #baja #sunrays #underwater #uwpics #underwaterphotography #diving #scubadiving #travel #underwaterworld #underwatermagazine #uwphotography #uwphoto #spotmydive #scubaquality #scubasphere #scubadivingmag #bg_underwater #padi #turningthetide #divingpassport #yourshotphotographer at Cabo Shark Dive

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12 hours ago

"Sea turtle bycatch is a worldwide problem, but one of the first places it received a lot of attention was in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic shrimp fishery. Since the 1970s, scientists, managers, and fishermen have worked together to reduce the frequency at which sea turtles become bycatch. They succeeded with the development of the Turtle Excluder Device (TED). A TED is a grid, made of metal bars, that is fit into a trawl net," according to the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office. Learn more about TEDs and the decades-long battle to develop and equip fishing boats and shrimp trawlers with them on March 20 when Sally Murphy visits the Museum for her “Turning the Tide” Presentation & Book Signing. (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 . . . . . #coastaldiscoverymuseum #honeyhorn #hiltonhead #noaa #noaafisheries #fishing #shrimping #trawlers #turtleexclusiondevice #ted #protectwhatyoulove #turtletuesday #turningthetide #sallyrmurphy #scdnr #eveningpostbooks #discoverylectureseries #communitymuseum #smithsonianaffiliate #sclowcountry #lowcountrylife

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12 hours ago

"Freedom" Delfines residentes en Isla Chañaral, en su estado natural, libres, como deberían ser! _____________________________________ Resident dolphins at Chañaral Island, in their natural habitat, free and how they should be! @karunchile @kunturpro @ermitanocl @rewchile @pitra_backpacks @biobrushchile #whale #whalewatching #whales #dolphin #dolphins #delfines #karunworld #wanderlust #wildlifephotos #wilderness #wild #wildlife #naturaleza #naturelover #naturephoto #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #picoftheday #freedom #travelling #travelchile #travelphotography #travelpic #travelphotos #travel #traveller #turningthetide at Caleta Chañaral De Aceituno, Atacama, Chile.

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13 hours ago

My first photograph of a breaching whale happened to be a double-breach. This happened off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and instantly sparked my love of photographing marine life. I hope that this is the start of a long career in nature and wildlife photography and videography. • #natgeo #natgeo100contest #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #natgeohub #natgeoadventure #natgeoexpeditions #sealegacy #turnthetide #turningthetide #paulnicklen #christinamittermeier @paulnicklen at Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur

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14 hours ago

🚨CALL TO ACTION🚨 Image by: © @Jim_Abernethy 🖋 @jim_abernethy So far, 6 species of sharks have been found dead, some in significant numbers from the Red Tide here in Florida largely due to the high nutrient loading caused by 4 decades of Government sanctioned aquatic plant management as well as the 2017's 250% increase of the active ingredient glyphosate and 25% increase in the gallons sprayed to nearly 1 million gallons a year. We must end Glyphosate and other chemical use that are being sprayed right into our drinking water...our aquifers! We must switch to mechanical harvest now and end this archaic means of plant management that is destroying our own health as well as the planets! Everyone in Florida has been exposed to Glyphosate for decades! Help bring an end to the state sanctioned spraying of glyphosate in Florida's waterways once and for all! Glyphosate has been linked to certain cancers and the exponential growth of many chronic diseases in humans, as well the death of NON-TARGET species, such as native aquatic plants, amphibians, pollinators, fish, mammals, reptiles and even sharks such as the lemon shark pictured here! This is turning Florida into a huge DEAD ZONE. Florida has the most diverse range of flora and fauna in the United States and it's currently all at risk due to GMO'S and Aquatic Plant Management It's up to us to use our voices to protect our greatest natural resources, our only home...EARTH! WHAT YOU CAN DO: -Attend the next FWC meeting, Feb. 21 in Gainsville at 8am. I will see you there! -Sign and share the petition, which can be found through the link in my bio -Email FWC with your thoughts on the use of Glyphosate at invasiveplants@myfwc.com -repost this post and help us save Florida Join us to see sharks up close for yourself! @jim_abernethy @sea_legacy @wildlifevoiceinc #natgeo100contest #TurningTheTide #manatee #saveprotectedanimals #SaveFlorida #bluegreenalgae #endglyphosate #toxic18 #cleanwater #glyphosate #RedTide #toxic #conservation #dolphin

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14 hours ago

ORGANIZED CHAOS - I watch in disbelief as literally thousands of Blue Sharks are stacked in neat piles in preparation for auction. With a ruthless efficiency, the industrial shark fishery is taking a devastating toll on pelagic sharks populations – the scale of this destruction is simply beyond comprehension. My soul was blackened. Where once I had seen light at the end of the tunnel, now there was only darkness engulfing me. How had mankind gone so far off the track, engaging in such barbaric acts, willful cruelty and reckless destruction? Nature has given us so many incredible gifts, but rather than cherish and protect them, we have set out to systematically eradicate them. Fighting on the frontlines of shark conservation can be a lonely, frustrating and often depressing experience. In July of 2011, I had just returned from a long string of investigations focused on the shark fin and manta ray gill-raker trade. With a decade of environmental investigation experience under my belt, I have seen just about every imaginable act of cruelty and wanton destruction. Through these hard experiences I have learned to separate myself, developing an alter ego as it were, to cope in the heat of the moment and not subject myself to increased danger. Over the years I have convinced myself that these two personas can coexist in harmony, that my thick skin and polished armor would safeguard my soul from the effects of the ugliness I have witnessed. I feared that if it the blackness seeped through a crack in my armor, it would poison my soul and I would lose the path. Folks often ask me what it is like to work on frontlines and how do I keep it up. I respond with a safe confident answer that I get used to it, that I maintain professional detachment, keep my cool, focus on the job at hand, and I don’t internalize it. at Kesennuma

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19 hours ago

#Repost @ecstatic_ocean_initiative (@get_repost) ・・・ (Adorable) sea animal of the day captured and posted by photographer and co-founder of @sealegacy the amazing @paulnicklen • • • • • "A baby harp seal, just days old, patiently waits for its mom to return from the sea to provide life sustaining milk. Milk that is comprised of up to 50% fat. The math is simple, on cold years, sea ice reaches its maximum extent and there is maximum recruitment into the population and on warmer years, which has been the norm as of late, there can be zero recruitment into the population. The incredible thing is that we can control the fate of this species by regulating the carbon we release into the atmosphere. . #turningthetide with @sealegacy " . What are other ways you help keep these amazing (and adorable) creatures alive and contribute to a healthier, happier, more ECSTATIC ocean? Inspire us below! 🌊💙✨💚🌍 . . . . . . #seal #bethechange #savetheseals #picoftheday #oceanconservation #saveourseas #saveourplanet #wildlifephotography #harpseal #protecttheocean #plasticfreeoceans #cuteanimals

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24 hours ago

It was the first time for me in Las Palmas. I've never been to the Canary Islands before and was curious what to expect. But the most exciting moment for me is always the arrival at the ship, no matter which port. And there we left this colorful port of Las Palmas to the south. at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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1 day ago

I posted a similar picture of the same Turtle before but I think that you never can show and share enough about how we treat our planet. Sadly the Turtle drowned already in a trap made by human and there was nothing we could do about it in that moment. But we can change our habbits to prevent that things like this happen in the Future. #beconscious ° #roadtripindo ° #nesw #exposure #nolimits #nobounds #travel #exploremore #indo #indonesia #beachlife #indolife #lifestyle #sonyalpha #52weeksofnature #wonderfullindonesia #saveoursea #4ocean #turningthetide #saveourocean #talkingtrash #turtle #savetheturtle #saveourplanet #shareifyoucare at Indonesia

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1 day ago

Summer 2014: Scalloped Hammerheads Become First Shark Species on the U.S. Endangered Species List. _ 7 June 2015: Failing to protect hammerhead sharks from finning. Conservationists accuse Costa Rican authorities of allowing the shark-fin trade to continue despite global treaty. 28 June 2016: Alleged killing of huge 16ft hammerhead shark under investigation in the Bahamas 29 August 2017: Fishermen Caught With 6,600 Sharks In Galápagos, Now Headed To Prison 27 June 2018: Dumping of nearly 100 baby hammerhead sharks being investigated in Hawaii News headlines from the past 5 years. The next five will be different. We are creating change, we are creating awareness. Stick with the massive strides to help #savesharks 💪🏽 _______________________________________________________ #staypositive #keepthemomentum @oneoceandiving @oneoceansharks #fearintofascination #coexist #apexpredatornotmonster #sharkdiving #helpsavesharks #oceanconservation #freediving #makeachange #beconscious #livesustainably #savethefishies #saveourseas #ispeakfortheseas #turningthetide #thinblueline #letsrally #savesharks #pelagic #sharkdiving

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1 day ago

An amazing morning, clear sky and calm sea, perfect for watching dolphins! This Common Dolphin, together with others from his/her pod, came playing at the bow as soon as the boat speed up! I would always be fascinated by dolphins and whales, their complexity and intelligence. And grateful for this tour with @dolphinencounterkaikoura, that indeed gave us the chance to see wild dolphins while respecting their place! How incredible is to see how these animals choose to interact with humans and their toys! (Note: this image has been retouched, it was originally underexposed; it is now corrected and improved). Wildlife tourism here in Kaikoura is respectful and it will help the community in its recovery after the earthquake in 2016. #natgeo100contest #dolphin #commondolphin #commondolphinsnz #bubble #playtime #kaikoura #sea #dolphinwatching #marinemammal #planetearth #wildlifephotography #blueplanet #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #viewbug #newzealand #natgeo100contest #seacreature @sealegacy @seashepherd #protectouroceans #pacificocean #nature #nikon #nikond3200 #nikonphotography #earthcapture #turningthetide #moodnation #wanderlust #stayandwander #theglobewanderer at Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura

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I wasn’t lying when I said I had taken too many photos of the sharks at South West Rocks. But it was such an unforgettable experience being surrounded by these beautiful creatures. So, to stick to the trend, here’s another photo I took of a Grey Nurse Shark (Charcharias Taurus), where (almost) the whole anatomy of this fish can be appreciated, including the 2 dorsal fins and anal fin that are about the same size, a caudal fin with an upper lobe larger than the lower one, 5 gill slits and that particular grey-brownish colour with a paler underbelly. The spots on the body are mostly associated with juveniles, although they may also be visible in adults. So if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to identify this shark, hope you remember any of this information! :) #underwaterphotography #sharkphotography #elasmobranch #grey #nurse #shark #scubadiving #canonaustralia #yourshotphotographer #ausgeo #savetheocean #turningthetide #ocean #fish #meikon #scubadiverslife #girlsthatscuba #australia #seeaustralia #nature #pristineseas #newsouthwales #paditv #nerdpost #wildlife #naturephotography #canon

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(Adorable) sea animal of the day captured and posted by photographer and co-founder of @sealegacy the amazing @paulnicklen • • • • • "A baby harp seal, just days old, patiently waits for its mom to return from the sea to provide life sustaining milk. Milk that is comprised of up to 50% fat. The math is simple, on cold years, sea ice reaches its maximum extent and there is maximum recruitment into the population and on warmer years, which has been the norm as of late, there can be zero recruitment into the population. The incredible thing is that we can control the fate of this species by regulating the carbon we release into the atmosphere. . #turningthetide with @sealegacy " . What are other ways you help keep these amazing (and adorable) creatures alive and contribute to a healthier, happier, more ECSTATIC ocean? Inspire us below! 🌊💙✨💚🌍 . . . . . . #seal #bethechange #savetheseals #picoftheday #oceanconservation #saveourseas #saveourplanet #wildlifephotography #harpseal #protecttheocean #plasticfreeoceans #cuteanimals

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Located on the north-western tip of West Papua, Indonesia, in the heart of the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat is one of the most biodiverse places on earth. 🌏🔥 A little over a decade ago, the waters here were brought to the brink of ruin. Fortunately the incredible team at @conservationorg has been working with partners and communities to bring them back - and it’s working! 🙏🏻🌊 Join us on a journey to protect this important region by watching the newest season of @talesbylight, launching on Netflix in Australia and New Zealand on February 22nd. #talesbylight #protectwestpapua #provinsikonservasi #turningthetide @untitledfilmworks @misool.resort at Raja Ampat Paradise

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The vast #NarivaSwamp is a true ecological gem in Trinidad and Tobago. It is the largest freshwater wetland in Trinidad, spanning an area of over 60 sq. km, and has been designated as an internationally protected wildlife reserve. 🍃 Deep within the swamp lies “Bush Bush Wildlife Sanctuary”, a home to over 200 species of birds and animals including porcupines, anacondas, monkeys, caimans and manatees. Permits are required to visit the swamp, and can be applied for at the local forestry department. Hunting is strictly prohibited. 🌿 📸: @athinkerdivided 🍃 #thegreenerside #Trinidad #868 #TrinidadandTobago #places #Reducetheuse #climatechange #life #pollution #sustainableliving #zerowaste #ocean #reduce #reuse #recycle #turningthetide

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"The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?" • Toward the end of last year, @world_wildlife released the 2018 Living Planet Report, which details the impact we – humans – have had on nature and biodiversity; primarily due to current business practices and an explosion in the habits of our consumer society. The report highlights the fact that our health, food, security as well as the stability of global economic activities all depend on nature and biodiversity - yet both are disappearing at an alarming rate. • Follow the link in my bio to read the Living Planet Report 2018 • • 📸 by Ami Vitale | @amivitale • • • #animals #dontletthemdisappear #nature #worthmorealive #vulnerable #habitat #habitatconservation #wildlifeconservation #appreciation #empathy #earth #wildlife #species #wildlifetrade #poaching #saynotopoaching #biodiversity #environment #naturehub #racingextinction #turningthetide #360fortheplanet #naturelovers #protect #conservation #awareness #save #everydayextinction #photography #photooftheday

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Gorgeous Hawksbill Turtle with its own escort of fish following it to the surface in Palm Beach County, Florida! One of my favorite turtle images that I picked as the cover of one of our conservation books "Sea Turtles Up Close". Brilliantly written by Jen Nolan, using my images, this book has won 4 awards so far! It is available at my web site in my bio as well as Amazon. If you like my photography you will love all of our books! Education is the key to conservation! As Jacque Cousteau said, "We only protect what we love!" I love Sea Turtles! Hawksbill turtles are listed as endangered worldwide! We must do more to protect our wildlife! Save the turtles! We're at the beginning of peak turtle nesting season right now, join me daily at sea to see these beautiful creatures as well as many others in the beautiful clear waters of Palm Beach, Florida! @jim_abernethy @sea_legacy @wildlifevoiceinc #TurningTheTide #natgeo100contest #bethechangetheworldneeds #seaturtle #startwithonething #bethevoice #saveturtles #epicimagery #epicencounters #nature #beautiful #conservation #love #loggerheadmarinelifecenter #gumbolimbo #beautiful #epicimages #protectendangeredanimals #passion

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