I first moved to Australia from a landlocked country when I was 13. All of a sudden, I was surrounded by what felt like endless oceans. The ocean was intimidating, powerful and incredibly beautiful. It completely enchanted me.
Now, I’m a photographer specialising in the oceans, and the Great Australian Bight is our wild, uncompromising, underwater backyard.
We asked you to tell us what the ocean means to you, and why you care about protecting precious marine environments like the Great Australian Bight. Here are just a few of the beautiful stories that you shared.
The beautiful Australian coastline of the Great Australian Bight means so many different things to different people: majestic southern right whales, endangered Australian sea lions and some of the most unique marine life on Earth. What do our oceans mean to you?
A world without bees. Some may think this is impossible or even' who cares' but the truth is it's already happening in many parts of the world. In some cases, farmers have to resort to hiring people to climb trees and pollinate flowers.
Australia is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world - white sand, long stretches of coastline and breathtaking backdrops. But when you're daydreaming of the Great Ocean Road or Bondi Beach, do you include floating plastic debris in your picture-perfect visions?