Teach to Conserve
March 01, 2015 • Leave a Comment
As far back as I can remember I have loved nature. Animals, the ocean, forests and jungles--they are all wonderful. As a kid I read books, watched Jacques Cousteau and Wild Kingdom on TV, and bugged my parents to take me to the zoo and the aquarium so I could see the creatures with my own eyes. So I suppose it was only natural than once I grew up I would get SCUBA certified so I could explore the marine world, and study Zoology so I would learn more about the animals I love.
Because I love the natural world so much I want to do what I can to help save it. I feel that by showing others the beauty of nature and the incredible world under the ocean they will be more connected to it. In the words of Baba Dioum, "In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." My photographs, then, are my way of "teaching" others about what exists, and I hope that will allow them to understand the importance of the natural world and the need to conserve it.
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