Technical Difficulties | Photograph by Danny Sepkowski ( @hawaiiwaveimages
“A ‘Tako’ (octopus) in Hawaii decided to latch onto my camera while I was diving one day,” writes #YourShotPhotographer
Danny Sepkowski. “Instead of taking him off right away, I decided to take advantage of this ‘Technical Difficulty.’ The location I took this picture has been getting mainstream exposure, and polluted by immature college students on the weekends. This is my home and it hurts me to see these beaches get trashed. I honestly believe that this land should be kept sacred like the old days. It is our responsibility to give back!”
“I love that you took advantage of this ‘Technical Difficulty’ and delivered a fun photo. Thanks for sharing the story behind this frame; your caption definitely makes me love your image even more — I feel your desire to protect these lands. I completely agree with you: ‘It is our responsibility to give back!’ One photo, one story at a time, I believe we at Your Shot can make a positive impact for the future.” — @natgeoyourshot
Producer David Y. Lee ( @davidylee
There are currently 120,000 protected areas covering a total of about 8 million square miles (21 million square kilometers) of land and sea. As the human population continues to grow, there is a chance that fewer land and sea areas will be protected. @natgeoyourshot
is asking you, our Your Shot community, to share images that you feel should be protected. Show us parks, underwater habitats, landmarks, beautiful wide open landscapes. Use the hashtag #ProtectTheseLands
and we’ll feature our favorite photos and stories each week.