The oceans are one of our most precious resources, and within our generation they have come under enormous strain from overfishing, pollution and physical degradation (to name a few), to the point where spectacular images that were once frequent are becoming a rare site.
Here I share with you some of the images I have taken on my travels to the underwater realm. Being a marine biologist I get to go below the surface regularly, however, I am especially saddened by the omnipresent evidence of overfishing. Each year there seem to be fewer and fewer large carnivores, sharks even small reefs sharks are seen so infrequently that their sightings bring a buzz to out research camps. These sightings should be the rule rather than the exception, and I long for the day when our reef fish communities resemble what they once would have.
Please take the time to watch this TED talk by Enric Sala, where he speaks of one of our last untouched coral reef systems and offers a look back in time to how coral reefs should be, where the biomass pyramid is flipped onto its point, and sharks and large carnivores rule!
Some of these images have also been published with clients including; OUTDOOR Australia, Adventure Tavel Magazine Uk, ROCK, CRUX and Ecolgical Applications. Hopefully more to come.
Take a look around. Feel free to email me (caine (dot) delacy at gmail (dot) com) if you would like some prints or you can just purchase them directly from here. Bayphoto.com is the printer I have selected for prints, and you can get a range of print media such as :
- Normal paper
- and even on Metal, check those out!
Have also set it up so you can just download digital versions. In 1Mpix, 4Mpix and Original size. Please respect the license agreement when buying.
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