A couple years ago, I had the pleasure of teaching a young couple to dive in Thailand on one of my favorite reefs. Weather conditions were perfect, with mild currents and excellent visibility of the stunning topography and bright, vivid corals. Even through the regulator, I could see the smiles on my students’ faces.
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?