Photo by @BrianSkerry.
Looking slightly wary of the photographer, a school of black margate fish drift in the water column of Belize’s Hol Chan marine reserve. This marine protected area - located off of Ambergris Caye - was created in 1987, allowing marine life and ecosystems to thrive over the past three decades. Most researchers tell us that at least 30% of Earth’s oceans must be protected in order to have a healthy planet, yet today only about 3% of these waters have been conserved. The ocean is the greatest carbon sink on Earth, taking in carbon and giving back oxygen.
As fish populations are decimated and increased amounts of carbon from fossil fuels are added to the water, ecosystems are destroyed and the ocean loses its ability to function efficiently. Creating more marine protected areas then is not only good for fish, but for all life on earth.
Had a great dive on the HMNZS Canterbury wreck yesterday with @lisamsuth and Toni.
Thanks to Craig and all the crew at Paihia Dive for a fantastic day. Can’t wait to return!
Out with the old & in with the new!
4 image panoramic stitch of the Milky Way over the Camp Hero bluffs with my @nikonusa 35mm f/2.0 & D750 // 📷🌌 x 4
Dark frames removed prior to stitching
Processed in PS & LR
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir
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We mostly spent the weekend doing things that I’m sure the pups regard as “boring human stuff” (chores, volunteering, running errands). Zoey and I did enjoy a little one on one time watching the sunset at a nearby park this evening though - just a girl and her dog enjoying each other’s company and nature.
#heartdog#earthday#WHP 🌲 #thereisnoplanetb
This was a real treat to sort through. Looks like I'm not bullshitting when I say I've been at it for six years! Dating back to 2012.
Photo 1 - My first shot of the night sky. Ever. Off a whim saw @lexypresto 's camera sitting around, thought about how to do it, then it was all downhill from there. Here's where Circa Orion comes from.
Photo 2 - My first time capturing & seeing the Milky Way. Imagine that feeling.
Photo 3 - Few months into this manic addiction.
Photo 4 - The photo that made me say "I'll never shoot Nikon"
Photo 5 - First ever star trails
Photo 6 - My first real dark skies with a camera in hand. Snowboard trip to Vermont that involved a massive concussion, but still made it out to shoot!
Photo 7 - What I always saw as my best photo. This was when the bird of luck decided it would follow me for quite some time.. and still going (hence all those meteor pics)
Photo 8 - A reckless bunch. Original Venture Club @troyika & @rich_pabz
Photo 9 - The downfall of that camera's comfort, along with setting the bar for all to follow. The first shoved-into-the-sand-to- get-a perspective-because-my-30-year-old tripod-wouldn't-cut-it maneuver.
Photo 10 - My second trip to some real darkish skies. I shot all night in the Florida Keys before going back to my $55 campsite to hang a bare and bug repellent soaked hammock next to my rental car before waking up to go kayak alone during my first true venture alone.
God damn. I'm how old now?