I’ve been in love with the Planet Earth and Blue Planet series for what seems like forever, and I’m not kidding when I say I’ve watched all the episodes about a hundred and eleventy times. The stunning images combined with David Attenborough’s sly narration – “He’s had an enjoyable lunch, but now it’s time to find a MATE!” will rivet me to the couch for hours. Really, David Attenborough could do the narration for someone breaking down the transmission on a 1997 Honda Element, and I would sit through the whole thing, completely enrapt.
So in celebration of Blue Planet II being finally released in the U.S. – you lucky Brits got it months ago – I thought I’d revisit some of my favorite photos that I’ve taken of our watery world.
One of my goals this year is to improve my underwater photography, so hopefully by Blue Planet III I’ll have some images taken from beneath the surface.
Until then, I’ll just continue to peer into ocean from the surface.
Continuing the edit for my film At the Edge of The Sea this week. I am so close to being done I can… well, maybe not taste it, but catch of whiff of it here and there. We have so much spectactular footage I want the film to be nine hours long so I can show it all off.
One of our huge helpers, interviewees, and all around awesome people in the film is Shane, from North Island Surf & Kayak. If you’re in the Tybee/Savannah area you should totally check them out! Kayak and SUP rentals, tours, and all kinds of crunchy outdoor goodness.
“My Dad always told me there are two types of people as pertains to the ocean – there are those who can take it or leave it, or those that can never leave it.” – Shane
Kayaking in the Middle Keys last fall, still photo taken with my GoPro. This photo captures what I like best about kayaking; the sensation of being directly on the surface of the water, moving almost soundlessly through the water, and really disappearing into the landscape of water and sky. Because the kayak is so quiet, it’s amazing for seeing birds, fish, turtles – I even had dolphins near my kayak a few weeks ago in the Savannah/Tybee area (but didn’t get a photo, dang it). I love it, and it’s worth the sore arms and non-graceful exit from the boat ( I invariably wind up just rolling over and flopping onto the dock or beach like the world’s largest two-year-old; it’s so embarassing…)