From the macro to the mighty, the sea is full of fascinating creatures, critters and crustaceans.
Marine life encompasses some of the most captivating creatures on earth. Only 5% of the ocean has been explored yet we have discovered such diverse inhabitants from the unicorn-like Narwhals (whose evolutionary horns we do not yet understand), to the seven-gill (or cow) shark; the oldest shark on earth, with the same prehistoric design stretching back hundreds of thousands of years. The magic of the ocean is vast and far reaching, yet subtle and fragile.
Shark finning, whaling, overfishing and plastic in the ocean are some of the serious threats to our magnificent sea creatures in conjunction with climate change and global warming. Only 3% of the world’s oceans are protected from over fishing and it has been predicted by scientists that there will be no fish left in the sea by 2047. Our urgent intervention is needed to prevent our marine (life – delete) inhabitants depleting further or disappearing altogether.
I am fascinated by all forms of marine life and love to photograph the ocean. I hope to inspire those who view my photographs, to learn about and help look after the ocean. It’s our planet, our water, our responsibility and our time to get involved.
There are some animlas I just love to see and photograph. Some because of their beauty, rarity, or colours and others because of their strange behaviour!