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Please read from @paulnicklen Photos by @NickHawkinsPhotography // "There are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales left, and they’re being killed faster than they can reproduce.... In just four weeks, 1.5 percent of the population has been lost. Most concerning is that four of the dead whales are reproductive females, of which there are now fewer than 100. To make things worse, three more right whales have been spotted entangled in the first weeks of July." - Tom Cheney Right whales are dying on the eastern coast of North America. Since there are only 400 left, with fewer than 100 reproductive females, we might be witnessing an extinction. @SeaLegacy Collective member @nickhawkinsphotography recently worked on the story for @NatGeo. His images are striking and tragic, and capture the sort of moments that wildlife and conservation photographers dread most; the day that you stand next to an animal killed before its time, outside the natural circle of life. Watch @SeaLegacy’s story and swipe up to learn more about Wolverine and Punctuation, the dead right whales pictured here. Ready to start #TurningTheTide with us? Click the link in my bio to join The Tide.

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Photo by @FrancisPerez000 // A family of pilot whales glide through the ocean waters off the coast of the Canary Islands. Humans have long hoarded the idea of family and emotion. We assumed that we were the only animals who possessed the capacity to feel grief or love, but we've since learned there are a multitude of other species capable of feeling deep and painful emotion. Whales are one of those - we know now that they communicate with one another, and that whales who live in pods tend to form deep family bonds. After Hope, a young pilot whale, was struck by the boat propeller that left her tail hanging on by just a few thin thread of muscle tissue, her family stayed with her, swimming slowly at her side as she floundered in the water, unable to use her tail. The southwest coast of Tenerife, where Hope was injured, is mostly protected under law as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC Teno-Rasca) - but it doesn't go far enough, and there are plans in place to construct a macro-port that would increase both pollution and boat traffic in the sensitive wildlife corridor where Hope lived with her family. There's still time to make sure your voice is heard. The petition to stop the port closes this weekend. #ActforHope by signing at the link in my bio. #TurningTheTide

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johnrollinsphotography. Fridays are for the Party Animals and this Friday's Party Animal is th

Fridays are for the Party Animals and this Friday's Party Animal is the Polar Bear (Ursus Meritimus)! The polar bear is a carnivore whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean. It is classified as "vulnerable" by the IUCN due to habitat loss related to climate change. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time on the sea ice where they hunt for their main food source, seals. Because of their dependence on the sea ice, polar bears are classified as marine mammals. I took this photo in early April of 2016 out on the sea ice off the coast of Baffin Island significantly north of the Arctic Circle. We were getting ready to call it a day as a major storm was blowing in and visibility was dropping rapidly when we came across a fresh seal carcass. When we got closer to investigate, we found a mother polar bear and her two cubs who had just finished gorging on the seal. It is a long story, but at one point, the cub in this photo disappeared and the mother searched for him frantically eventually leaving her other cub on top of the iceberg in the background (that blue thing is a huge iceberg that was frozen into the sea ice) to try to find him . . . in this photo the mother has found her cub and they are racing to rejoin the other cub. If you enjoy this photo, please "like," "comment" and/or "follow" me on Instagram! #nikon #loves_arctic #natgeo #cangeo #canadianclassics #loves_canada #sea_legacy #TurningTheTide #happybirthdaypaulnicklen #endangered #polarbear #bearsofinstagram #naturesbestphotomagazine #topshot #picoftheday #photooftheday #saveourplanet #saveouroceans #bantrophyhunting #climatechangeisreal #bethtechange #canadiangeographic #bansingleuseplastics #canenvironment #explorecanada #travel #oceanconservancy #tgif #partyanimal #heatwave @sealegacy @natgeo @cangeo @oceanconservancy

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En las expediciones costeras por la región, nuestros colegas pelícanos siempre nos sorprenden con hermosas postales. A fines de tarde muchos roqueríos son el punto de reunión para el aseo personal y la copucha del día . Es motivante lo poco que conocemos el mar y lo mucho que tenemos por descubrir. Junto al equipo de @expediciones_pacifico estamos en la misión de explorar y documentar el mar de la región para que de esta manera puedas conocer la vida de alta mar y gozes de la belleza imponente del Pacífico Sur. También puedes embarcarte! Gracias por seguir mi trabajo y por contribuir a conservar este paraíso marino! Gracias! . #turningthetide #natgeopristineseas #nakaweproject #expedicioneshumboldt #expedicionespacifico #marcachile #chileestuyo #pelicano #pelicanos #pelicans #pelican #pelicano #marchileno

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just_so_yous_guys_know. Reposted from @paulnicklen (@get_regrann) -  Photos by @NickHawkinsPho

Reposted from @paulnicklen (@get_regrann) - Photos by @NickHawkinsPhotography // "There are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales left, and they’re being killed faster than they can reproduce.... In just four weeks, 1.5 percent of the population has been lost. Most concerning is that four of the dead whales are reproductive females, of which there are now fewer than 100. To make things worse, three more right whales have been spotted entangled in the first weeks of July." - Tom Cheney Right whales are dying on the eastern coast of North America. Since there are only 400 left, with fewer than 100 reproductive females, we might be witnessing an extinction. @SeaLegacy Collective member @nickhawkinsphotography recently worked on the story for @NatGeo. His images are striking and tragic, and capture the sort of moments that wildlife and conservation photographers dread most; the day that you stand next to an animal killed before its time, outside the natural circle of life. Watch @SeaLegacy’s story and swipe up to learn more about Wolverine and Punctuation, the dead right whales pictured here. Ready to start #TurningTheTide with us? Click the link in my bio to join The Tide. - #regrann

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THE BIGGEST FISH - and the biggest shark in all the ocean is the whale shark. What is remarkable is that, although whale sharks are far and above the largest of all sharks, growing to lengths of over 50 feet (with up to 60 feet reported), they are completely harmless, gentle and docile beings. Over the past month, we have had the pleasure of interacting with and filming these magnificent beings in both Galapagos and Isla Mujeres. Isla Mujeres is world renowned for the largest aggregations of whale sharks in the world, while Galapagos is famous for the biggest whale sharks ever recorded. In this photo taken in Galapagos, you can see the massive size of the shark in comparison to our friend @mishajannard. 💪🦈💪 Whether it be diving with one massive whale shark or swimming with a gathering of hundreds, the deep connection and wonder we experienced was same. These brilliant beings are powerful ambassadors for sharks and all species that call the oceans their home and we are so deeply grateful for the privilege to experience their company. We protect what we love, it is our duty attacked please vulnerable and precious creatures. 💙🐋🦈💙 #bethechange #lightonecandle #turningthetide @bluespherefoundation @sealegacy @lonelywhale

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archipelagosimc. In co-operation with Archipelagos Institute, this fragment of the Fren

In co-operation with Archipelagos Institute, this fragment of the French ARTE documentary highlights the exploding maritime traffic around the Greek Islands during the summer season. Traffic includes cargos, ferries and pleasure boats, as well as the severe consequences boat traffic might involve: introduction of invasive species, marine mammal collisions, devastating pollution in case of an accident, all of these threatening the natural ecosystem balance. While home to 10% of the planet's biodiversity, there are many signs that this semi-enclosed sea is at the edge of burn-out. Population pressure, mass tourism, increased ship traffic, concreting and industrial facilities are some of the main threats to the quality of its waters, which take at least ten years to regenerate, but also to the marine fauna, disappearing little by little off the coasts. This French ARTE documentary puts into perspective the ecological stakes and the economic battles of entrepreneurs, experts, elected representatives, local populations and NGOs. You can view the whole video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGkG_tQJHe4

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With the recent rain, I noticed American Goldfinches were sitting below my house, sitting in the grass and eating seeds from the plants. American goldfinches are granivorous, meaning they eat seeds produced by plants - as you can see in the video there are diverse plants on the island! • • • #americangoldfinch #goldfinch #bird #birds #plants #rain #rainraingoaway #savetheearth #artforchange #conservation #conservancy #turningthetide #connellidesigns

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mudart.connect. With the unchecked emissions🌁 , global warming🥵, consequently meltin

With the unchecked emissions🌁 , global warming🥵, consequently melting glaciers 🗻 and water scarcity, our world's🌍 fate lies in the balance. Take the right call. Take an action. Take the pledge I am #turningthetide 🌊 Coz I believe in healthy and abundant oceans for us and the planet. @sealegacy - an initiative for Ocean conservation Original masterpiece by @paulnicklen . . #conservationphotography #ocean #photographylovers #naturephotography #savetheoceans #earthofficial #marineconservation #travelphotography #photography #blackandwhitephotography #arcticcircle #earth_portraits #oceanconservation #earth #globalwarming #conservation #arctic #savetheworld

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Image by @jim_abernethy // Yesterday while helping @wildaid with a documentary as well as a wildlife guide, I was able to meet and spend time in the water with this Wildaid Ambassador and spokesperson @pongnawat. He is an incredible person using his immense following to help save sharks and other Wildlife! He is totally awesome and I'm so happy he loves sharks! @wildaidthailand I'm back in Isla Mujeres Mexico, at the largest aggregation of whale sharks worldwide with some of my best friends and hard core conservationists from @sealegacy ...Shawn Heinrichs @shawnheinrichs Paul Nicklin @paulnicklen Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier and Candace Crespi @candace.crespi Hanging out with hundreds of Whale sharks and manta rays inspires me and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that their is so much life worth fighting for on Planet Earth! Swimming down below these Ginormous Majestic Beautiful creatures to capture images like this...warms my heart, touches my soul and inspires me to do all I can to protect the amazing wildlife of planet earth! I'm very very grateful and humbled for all my followers that help me everyday with my wildlife (link in bio) campaigns! Please be the change the world needs you to be! @jim_abernethy @wildlifevoiceinc @sealegacy #TurningTheTide #FinBanNOW #worthmorealive #FlFinBan #NoFinFl #epicencounters #StopTheFinTrade #epic #stopneedlessslaughter #savethesharks #beautiful #bethevoice #love #gorgeous #sharks #whaleshark #ilovewhalesharks #whalesharkaggregation

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MY BLUEPRINT OF HAPPY ABUNDANCE ~ 💙 I became an underwater photographer in 2008... and I am definitely a mermaid. 💙 Even then I knew I would incorporate all the “layers of me” into the Divine Purpose of my life. 💙 As I transitioned from a real estate career into a Transformational Spiritual Speaker, and I became committed to raising the Consciousness of the planet, I knew I had to go through a complete “undoing”.... I massively let go of a lot of other past attachments—- people, places, and things ... those situations that I thought used to define me. —-but not diving or UW photography. 💙 Then came the time when I was forced to let go of all control. We think we have control, but control is an illusion. Only God/Universe has control. I had no choice but to live in complete Divine Trust. Sometimes it seems painful and scary as hell. 💙 Today, I have nearly zero fear of taking my next step and sharing my journey with others. 💙 Decisions come through Divinity with a prompt in my heart... and I take the next inspired action... I trust completely that God / Universe has my back... 💙 Now I am the happiest I’ve ever been.... my life is not free of seemingly challenging situations at times... however there is always a gem, in the acceptance and learning of it all. 💙 Can you live in total Divine Trust?... and completely surrender to what the present moment brings? 🙏👼🏻🕉💟🧜🏻‍♀️ #CHRISTINAHEPBURN #CONSCIOUSHOUR #BLUEPRINTOFABUNDANCE

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cliggacliff. New bread wraps from @beeusable6 with multigrain twisted loaf from @ke

New bread wraps from @beeusable6 with multigrain twisted loaf from @kelp_bakery - a match made in heaven! Both available at each and every Perranporth Plastic-Free Farmers Market 💙🐝💛🍞😋 Sunday 4th August / 1.30-4.30pm / TR6 0WW #PerranFarmersMarket #PPFFM #turningthetide #zerowasteliving #plasticfree #WarOnPlastic #farmersmarket #cornwall #cornishproduce #shoplocal #perranporth #properjob #bethechange

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Ready to run for the Mantas... well almost! I am taking part in the Asics 10k run this Sunday 21st July in support of @mantatrust in the research and conservation of Mantas. A warm thank you again to you all for your support and contributions... I very much appreciate! #SuperGrateful There is still time to make a donation, head to the link in my bio. 💙🙏🏻 I have been getting back into running for this cause and I love the sense of accomplishment it brings. I am not the biggest running fan I have to admit and I have to push myself to start. But once I start, I do enjoy it, particularly running along the Thames. I have also found that listening to an interesting podcast makes it appear much shorter! D-2 !!! 🏃🏻‍♀️ @virginsport @asicseurope

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BIG NEWS, part 2/3 In my last post I told you about the time I almost nailed my low perspective, wild angle shot of an elephant on the Luangwa River in Zambia. If you haven’t seen it, have a quick read before proceeding to this one. . Not satisfied with my first attempt I decided to try again that afternoon. Camera ready, shutter speed properly set this time, I waited for several hours for another elephant crossing. I soon realised that while elephants cross the river into the park in the mornings, they travel back the other way in the afternoon. Low angle shots of elephant butts was not what I was after, so I had to postpone my second attempt until the next morning. . 06:10 AM, crossing the Luangwa bridge into the park, and I already see a herd of elephants close to the bank, exactly where I was standing the day before. I will never get there before they do. Did I miss my chance? By the time we got to the location the elephants were all out of the water, so we had to wait for a new batch of morning commuters. An hour passed, two, three, nothing. Finally at 09:10AM a herd of 9 started to gather on the opposite bank. Will they cross or are they just coming for a drink? Another 10 minutes passed as I anxiously watched their every move, desperately looking for that extra step into the water that suggested the start of a crossing. . Ok, here they go. Matriarch first, followed by several juveniles and one of the tiniest calves I have ever seen. They started to cross in a V-formation, adults walking downstream from the young ones to prevent them from being washed away by the current. In the middle and deepest part of the river the smallest baby totally submerged, keeping only its miniature trunk above the water to breathe and hold on to it’s mothers tail. What a privilege to watch. Oh man…looks like they are actually coming in our direction! I will break the suspense and tell you how this ended in part 3. Stay tuned... . #animal_captures #animalelite #wildlifephotography #beonewithnature #ig_africa #wildlifeplanet #wildlifephoto

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antonycrolla. Posted @withrepost • @paulnicklen Photos by @NickHawkinsPhotography //

Posted @withrepost@paulnicklen Photos by @NickHawkinsPhotography // "There are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales left, and they’re being killed faster than they can reproduce.... In just four weeks, 1.5 percent of the population has been lost. Most concerning is that four of the dead whales are reproductive females, of which there are now fewer than 100. To make things worse, three more right whales have been spotted entangled in the first weeks of July." - Tom Cheney Right whales are dying on the eastern coast of North America. Since there are only 400 left, with fewer than 100 reproductive females, we might be witnessing an extinction. @SeaLegacy Collective member @nickhawkinsphotography recently worked on the story for @NatGeo. His images are striking and tragic, and capture the sort of moments that wildlife and conservation photographers dread most; the day that you stand next to an animal killed before its time, outside the natural circle of life. Watch @SeaLegacy’s story and swipe up to learn more about Wolverine and Punctuation, the dead right whales pictured here. Ready to start #TurningTheTide with us? Click the link in my bio to join The Tide.

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meli_bee_yogi. I wanted to share this beautiful memory of Canada, a few years ago whe

I wanted to share this beautiful memory of Canada, a few years ago when I saw majestic whales - as you know, it's my favorite animal. I do not share this photo randomly, but to talk about @SeaLegacy and #TurningTheTide. The mission of this association is to protect the oceans and make the oceans more abundant. Because as you know, overfishing, climate change, pollution, and acidification kill our oceans and their wonderful marine population. If you too share this vocation and love for the oceans and these animals, I invite you to visit the page of @SeaLegacy to follow this fight, but also to participate on your side with the hashtag #TurningTheTide. #whale #memory #canada #protecttheocean #lovewhales #lovetheocean #plasticpollution #ocean #conservation #noplastic #travel #climatechange #stopoverfishing

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h2o_globe. Credits: @niccolostevens \"When everything is moving and shifting, the

Credits: @niccolostevens "When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters." Kristin Armstrong ✔️Follow @h2o_globe for more and stay submerged!====================================== #bestfreedivegear #underwater #angelsofthesea #freedive #freedivingphotography #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanfun #oceanperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #madeofocean #freediverlife #turningthetide #saltnomads #discoverocean #roamtheoceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #diversfordivers #apnée #divingbuddies #divingcommunity #diveoclock #h2oglobe #h2oteam #savetheocean #staysubmerged #oceanconservation @guzmanvt

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americancetaceansociety. Repost on North Atlantic right whales by @lonelywhale
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Repost on North Atlantic right whales by @lonelywhale - - - - - - 🌊 Beneath the waves, North Atlantic right whales are vulnerable to ship strikes and entanglement. Social and charming, there are approximately 400 North Atlantic right whales left. This makes them one of the most endangered whales in the world after never having recovered from commercial whaling in the early 1900s. With 6 recent deaths, every lost North Atlantic right whale is a blow to the community (particularly if they're reproductive females).⁣ ⁣ 🚨 Sensitive content warning 🚨 Swipe right to see @SeaLegacy Collective Member @NickHawkinsPhotography capture the tragic aftermath of recent ship strike which caused the death "Punctuation", a 9-year-old North Atlantic right whale. Tap through to our stories to learn more from @natgeo ☝️and then start #TurningTheTide with our friends at @SeaLegacy.

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wildalohafoundation. With only 400 north Atlantic right whales, each one is a huge loss.  S

With only 400 north Atlantic right whales, each one is a huge loss. Six have been killed recently, largely due to being hit by ships. 💔 ... #Repost @sealegacy with @get_repost ・・・ Photo and words by @nickhawkinsphotography // [Sensitive content warning] "It was a surreal and sad experience to photograph the body of 9-year-old right whale “Wolverine” under the stars on Miscou Island. It was 1am and I was all alone with his gargantuan body which dwarfed my own as I worked in complete darkness to light the scene with a flashlight. As a calf, Wolverine had been struck by a ship’s propeller and left with three parallel scars on his back, which reminded researchers of the comic book character of the same name. In his short life, Wolverine had survived three known entanglements in fishing gear, but he managed to free himself each time. On June 4th, a survey plane spotted him floating in a pool of blood in the Gulf of St. Lawrence." Tap through to the link in our stories to read the recent @natgeo story, written by @tomcheney, on the current mortality crisis of North Atlantic right whales, and follow Collective member @nickhawkinsphotography in his commitment to improving this situation. Ready to start #TurningTheTide with us? Follow the link in our bio to join The Tide.

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We're just 30 minutes away from the jump off point to Nogas Island, a marine sanctuary well known for its crystal clear waters, white sand beach, and coral reefs. This photo was from an 'Intro to Free Diving' trip we took last weekend, coordinated by the Iloilo Freedivers Group. Follow them on Facebook to join their weekend dives.

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A dónde irán los suspiros que soltamos con el tiempo, de dónde vendrán las verdades que susurramos al viento. • • • • • • • #PlumaHidalgo #Vive_oaxaca #AsiEsOaxaca #OaxTravel #YourShot #D500 #Ig_oaxaca #Igersoaxaca #Igersmexico #Mexigers #TurningTheTide #Nature_perfection #NikonMx #BiodiversidadMexicana

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We were going to post a dolphin photo today but the sunset was really showing off!

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gabstanzi30. Just a photo of some Grey Nurse Sharks (Charcharias taurus) calmly swi

Just a photo of some Grey Nurse Sharks (Charcharias taurus) calmly swimming close to Fish Rock Cave, in New South Wales. Despite the fact that sharks’ skin looks really smooth, it actually has a hard texture, thanks to the presence of a special type of placoid teeth-like scales known as “dermal denticles”. These denticles contain dentine and pulp (like our teeth) and they provide sharks with an extra protection against potential damage. Seems like sharks took “to have a thick skin” very #underwaterphotography #sharkphotography #elasmobranch #grey #nurse #shark #scubadiving #canonaustralia #yourshotphotographer #ausgeo #savetheocean #turningthetide #ocean #fish #meikon #scubadiverslife #girlsthatscuba #australia #seeaustralia #nature #confused #pristineseas #newsouthwales #wildlife #naturephotography #canon #sea

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tcgoldrush73. ‼No one likes to see graphic photos, but doing nothing is worse‼PLEASE

‼No one likes to see graphic photos, but doing nothing is worse‼PLEASE READ!! #JoinTheTide #SaveTheWhales #Repost @paulnicklen with @kimcy929_repost • • • • • • Photos by @NickHawkinsPhotography // "There are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales left, and they’re being killed faster than they can reproduce.... In just four weeks, 1.5 percent of the population has been lost. Most concerning is that four of the dead whales are reproductive females, of which there are now fewer than 100. To make things worse, three more right whales have been spotted entangled in the first weeks of July." - Tom Cheney Right whales are dying on the eastern coast of North America. Since there are only 400 left, with fewer than 100 reproductive females, we might be witnessing an extinction. @SeaLegacy collective member @NickHawkins recently worked on the story for @NatGeo. His images are striking and tragic, and capture the sort of moments that wildlife and conservation photographers dread most; the day that you stand next to an animal killed before its time, outside the natural circle of life. Watch my story and swipe up to learn more about Wolverine and Punctuation, the dead right whales pictured here. Ready to start #TurningTheTide with us? Follow @SeaLegacy and hit the link in their bio to join The Tide.

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Photograph by• @davesandford . This particular image kinda sums up for me what Antarctica is all about, phenomenally amazing wildlife interactions, the most amazingly beautiful & massive icebergs, surrounded by glaciers that are hundreds of thousands to over a million years old. And lastly the most amazingly magical/colourful displays of light you will ever bear witness to. In my humble opinion, the most incredible place on our planet. . Photographed on assignment with @oneoceanexp

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