Happy world ocean day from your favorite Mexican mermaid.
Celebrates World Oceans Day! Photograph by @paulnicklen // On days like today, I like to look back and give thanks for all of the incredible experiences that the world’s oceans have provided. I will never forget the time that this huge female leopard seal tried to force feed me penguins in Antarctica. I learn something new every time I put my head beneath the thin blue line that separates these two very different yet connected ecoystems. This was taken after four days of hanging out together when she was getting frustrated that I would not accept one of her many penguin gifts. #worldoceanday #gratitude #ocean #beautiful #nature #wildlife #leopardseal #explore
Celebrates World Oceans Day—Photo by @DavidDoubilet Reflection or Reality: A bearded flying fish looks more like a bird than fish as it soars beneath a still as glass surface in a night #SargassoSea near #Bermuda. These colorful creatures are delicate living sculptures. I am working on an @natgeo assignment in the Sargasso Sea that explores a floating algae canopy called sargassum that is an oceanic nursery for many juvenile marine creatures that need protective cover. This Sargasso Sea ecosystem is a haven of biodiversity that is the focus of an unprecedented conservation effort to protect this high seas open ocean ecosystem through a multinational collaboration called the Hamilton Declaration guided by #SargassoSeaAlliance. Today is #WorldOceansDay celebrating 70% of our planet. National Geographic's #PristineSeas Project is an global initiative that seeks protection for large tracts of vulnerable wild ocean. With @thephotosociety #GotoEdgeKeepGoing #RespectNature #ocean #flyingfish #reflections #nikonnofilter @seacam