Back to Boats

I know I’ve mentioned boats before. I figure maybe it’s because I never learned to swim well that I’m fascinated by bodies of water. Streams, rivers, lakes, and then there’s seas and oceans and then there’s the fact that about seventy percent of the planet is water, and I tell myself I should learn to do more than just doggy-paddle.

With oceans and marine life, it’s crazy that as a species, we’re only barely beginning to scratch its surface about how it works and the life it holds. If you haven’t read it, I recommend The Extreme Life of the Sea. The book does highlight sharks, anything discussing ocean life would, and sheds some light on how these amazing creatures exist and how much they need our help. So when I came across the image below, I had to share:

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Photo credit: Von Wong. To see more about this project: http://www.vonwong.com/blog/sharkshepherd/

There’s more images and a video of the process shooting these images, and the photographer has a mission to help bring awareness to shark conservation. If you want to find out more about the project and support it, you can click here.

Which brings me to today’s date, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It seems only fitting to share one of my favorite MLK quotes: “We may have all come here on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” Whoever winds up making it to the Oval Office in the next election, I really hope they’re the type of person who remembers that America’s incapable of separating itself from the Earth it shares with the rest of the world.

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