From the macro to the mighty, the sea is full of fascinating creatures, critters and crustaceans.
I believe marine life encompasses some of the most captivating creatures on earth. Only 5% of the ocean has been explored yet we have 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 and yet subtle and fragile.
Our intervention is needed to prevent our marine life inhabitants depleting further or disappearing altogether. Vast eco systems also need protecting because the livelihoods of the people who live beside them are at stake as well the third of a billion people who rely on fish as their main source of protein. Without the protection of marine life and a switch to sustainable fishing methods, these people may soon not have enough to eat. I love to photograph the ocean. I am fascinated by all forms of marine life and hope to inspire those who view my work to learn about and look after the ocean too. It’s our planet, our water, our responsibility.
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!