#bluespherefoundation 64 Posts

#Mantamonday 💙 #Repost @shawnheinrichs ・・・ "Look! Look! Look deep into #nature and you will understand everything." - Albert Einstein @hannahmermaid dances with a beautiful manta ray in the warm glow of lights in Hawaii. @lmlightlife @backscattervideophoto @wildaid @mantatrust @jacksdivinglocker #racingextinction #lovemantas #bluespherefoundation #tpwf #theperfectworld #savetheocean
Beyond excited to be back in the Caribbean scuba diving in 50 days on a research trip to find this little guy the Exuma Goby! It's an awesome rare species of goby! 7 years ago this little guy was relatively unknown. Unfortunately it's population is being decimated to brink of extinction by the invasive lionfish. Our team is going back to track down the tiny population of these guys take a census & hopefully collect if available to help assist the species to grow back or be preserved. Dive crew with be running off sail catamaran Cat Ppalu. Photo by Ned Deloach. #exumagoby #scuba #diving #bahamas #suuntodive
"Look! Look! Look deep into #nature and you will understand everything." - Albert Einstein @hannahmermaid dances with a beautiful manta ray in the warm glow of lights in Hawaii. @lmlightlife @backscattervideophoto @wildaid @mantatrust @jacksdivinglocker #racingextinction #lovemantas #bluespherefoundation
Black, white, big, small, reef, oceanic - we love them all and if we can spread the #mantalove we can protect these charismatic and charming creatures. #protectwhatyoulove #mantaray #misoolfoundation Thanks to @shawnheinrichs for sharing their beauty. #Repost @shawnheinrichs ・・・ Manta shades of grey - black and white - I ❤️ them all! Protect Manta Rays #bluespherefoundation #racingextinction #indonesianoceanpride #lovemantas
Manta shades of grey - black and white - I ❤️ them all! Protect Manta Rays #bluespherefoundation #racingextinction #indonesianoceanpride #lovemantas
My favorite place in all the oceans, the marine life and reefs at @misoolecoresort are second to none🦋🙏🏻🔥 #bluespherefoundation #racingextinction @misool.foundation @birdsheadseascape #lovemantas
When I feel exhausted by the constant go-go-go of our hectic modern society, I go to nature to re-center and find that peace, connectedness and inspiration I so desperately need to thrive🦋🙏🏻 A gentle whale shark accompanied by two graceful Mantas does just the trick.! Thank you NATURE🙏🏻 #bluespherefoundation #startwith1thing #racingextinction #whaleshark #mantaray #lovenature #indonesianoceanpride
So appreciative of @caro for introducing me to the work @shawnheinrichs and his team at #bluespherefoundation are doing to protect our oceans and marine biodiversity. The skeletal team there has had such an incredible - and unbelievably huge, proportional to their number - impact on numerous communities and marine ecosystems. For now I am being a diligent "armchair warrior" by encouraging everyone to check out their mission and work, but I hope to be much more involved in the future. Thank you, Blue Sphere, for preserving this paradise for all of us. 🐋🌊🌏 now I'm going to check out your shark swimming conservation expeditions...🤔
A beautiful baby Silvertip Reef Shark filmed during my work with @pewenvironment to help establish the Marshall Islands massive #sharksanctuary 🙏🏻 Shark conservation works and now is the time for the United States 🇺🇸 to completely shut down its shark fin trade. #bluespherefoundation #racingextinction #startwith1thing
A tiny baby manta twirls and spins, safe from hunters in the Raja Ampat Shark and Ray Sanctuary. I cannot imagine how anyone would intentionally harm one of these tender little #mantas 🦋❤ #bluespherefoundation #indonesiaoceanpride @indonesianmantaproject @misoolbaseftin @racingextinction
There is still so much we don't know about #mantas❤ and Indonesia is one of the best places to learn about them. Mantas still face serious threats from illegal hunting and as bycatch in net and line fisheries, and we must do all we can to ensure a safe future for these gentle creatures. 🙏🏻 Here @sarah_lewis28 of @indonesianmantaproject drops below a manta to capture a photo ID in Raja Ampat. #indonesiaoceanpride #seasanctuaries #bluespherefoundation
Another jaw dropping experience at @misoolecoresort , snorkeling off the jetty with a mind-blowing amount of big fish and dozens of mature reef sharks! Conservation in action thanks to @misoolbaseftin 🙏🏻🐬🐬 #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #lovesharks @discoversharks
#Selfie ♥️ Repost from @shawnheinrichs using @RepostRegramApp - Another magical day on @misoolecoresort Magic Mountain!🙏🏻💕🐢 I was so grateful to spend some time with Giselle, the resident and so friendly Hawksbill Turtle😊 @misool.foundation #bluespherefoundation #loveturtles
Another magical day on @misoolecoresort Magic Mountain!🙏🏻💕🐢 I was so grateful to spend some time with Giselle, the resident and so friendly Hawksbill Turtle😊 @misool.foundation #bluespherefoundation #loveturtles
from @racingextinction - #Regram from @shawnheinrichs In celebration of #ValentinesDay, take a look at the biggest #manta baby bump I've ever seen! This momma-to-be reef manta at @misoolecoresort was about ready to pop, and usher in a new generation of bouncing baby mantas! 💙💦 @indonesiamantaproject @conservationorg @racingextinction #bluespherefoundation #lovemantas
#Regram from @shawnheinrichs In celebration of #ValentinesDay, take a look at the biggest #manta baby bump I've ever seen! This momma-to-be reef manta at @misoolecoresort was about ready to pop, and usher in a new generation of bouncing baby mantas! 💙💦 @indonesiamantaproject @conservationorg @racingextinction #bluespherefoundation #lovemantas
The world's largest shark is a cute, curious, spotty, gentle giant😊 Across the seas, communities are discovering they are worth much more alive than dead. Support community based whale shark tourism🙏🏻🐬 #startwith1thing #indonesianoceanpride #lovesharks #bluespherefoundation
Baby sharks swim safely in the @misoolecoresort lagoon today. A decade ago, the finned bodies of these poor little sharks littered this beach, the site of a former shark finning camp. This is definitive proof that we can make a REAL difference if we roll up our sleeves and do the hard often thankless work that is required to drive real change🙏🏻 Today I celebrate all those who are taking a stand for what they believe in🐾 #startwith1thing #racingextinction #indonesianoceanpride #lovesharks #lovenature #bluespherefoundation
Eye Of The Manta - When I look into the eye of a manta, I feel a deep sense of connectedness, an ancient soul with wisdom beyond our understanding, a gentle and trusting being that for a brief time graces us with it's majestic presence.🙏🏻 But these words only scratch the surface of the true depth of this connection, for only those fortunate enough to have experienced it can truly understand. I feel blessed and so grateful from these encounters.😌 #lovemantas #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride @misoolecoresort @indonesianmantaproject @wildaid @mantatrust
#Repost @shawnheinrichs with @repostapp ・・・ The power, grace and majesty of these ocean giants never cease to amaze me!🐳 Whale sharks are the largest sharks in the ocean, yet these harmless beings are under constant threat from illegal poaching and the shark in trade. Join us in protecting these magnificent creatures! @wildaid @vulcaninc #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction #lovewhalesharks
The power, grace and majesty of these ocean giants never cease to amaze me!🐳 Whale sharks are the largest sharks in the ocean, yet these harmless beings are under constant threat from illegal poaching and the shark in trade. Join us in protecting these magnificent creatures! @wildaid @vulcaninc #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction #lovewhalesharks
“The people who are trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?” - Bob Marley. Documenting an illegal #shark fishing boat in Raja Ampat with my good mate @paulhiltonphoto as the @misool.baseftin rangers intercept and engage. #bluespherefoundation #racingextinction #lightonecandle Photo by @mantaguy
Marvel in the beauty of nature! 🐬🐺🙏🏻🐒🐟Never lose touch with the gifts and blessings that nature bestows upon us, and we must endeavor every day to preserve them. #bluespherefoundation #bluespherefoundation
#ECOnotEGO #saveourplanet #racingextinction #biodiversity @shawnheinrichs with @repostapp ・・・ We can and must COEXIST with NATURE, because our survival, and the very survival of our biosphere now depend on it 🐋 #lovenature #ahimsaray #indonesianoceanpride #humpbackwhales #bluespherefoundation
Global shark populations are in a desperate state. We must stand up now and put an end to this senseless slaughter! END THE WAR IN SHARKS🙏🏻🔥 #lovesharks #bluespherefoundation #racingextinction
Earlier this year in Raja Ampat...sometimes it's nice to put down the research gear and just connect with these amazing beings. Thank you for the beautiful photos @shawnheinrichs, I'm very lucky to have these moments captured 💜🐬 ・・・ To truly connect with nature, to open ourselves to all that is magical and pure, to surrender to its beauty and wonder in its mysteries - in that moment we know what it is to truly be ALIVE!🐬🙏🏻🐳 #lovenature #mantalove❤ #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction @misoolecoresort @indonesianmantaproject @sarah_lewis28
"To truly connect with nature, to open ourselves to all that is magical and pure, to surrender to its beauty and wonder in its mysteries - in that moment we know what it is to truly be ALIVE!" - @shawnheinrichs #lovenature #mantalove #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction @misoolecoresort
To truly connect with nature, to open ourselves to all that is magical and pure, to surrender to its beauty and wonder in its mysteries - in that moment we know what it is to truly be ALIVE!🐬🙏🏻🐳 #lovenature #mantalove❤ #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction @misoolecoresort @indonesianmantaproject @sarah_lewis28
Manta Mating Train - Most encounters with manta rays reveal the true, gentle and curious nature of these majestic beings. However, when you are treated to a Manta Mating Train, you experience an entirely different side of these winged giants. In a mating train, a group of male mantas compete for the attention of a female manta, with the resulting display nothing short of spectacular! The female manta takes lead and sprints ahead with a train of suiters in pursuit - diving, twirling, spinning and rolling as they battle for poll position. The energy and excitement of this acrobatic performance is simply captivating. And then, in a blink of an eye, the train disappears and the show is over. @indonesianmantaproject @misool.baseftin @conservationid are working hard to better understand and conserve Indonesia’s vulnerable #manta populations. Please join in supporting their important work.🙏🏻✨🐳 #mantasanctuary #mantalove❤ #indonesianoceanpride #startwith1thing #bluespherefoundation
We have pushed the oceans to the brink of collapse, but there is still a lot worth fighting for. But if we are to turn the tides before it is too late, we must put down our swords and with open hearts and courageous spirits, truly connect people to the beauty and vulnerability of our precious oceans - so they too, seek to protect the oceans from a place of understanding and compassion. We protect what we love🙏🏻💙🐬🐳 #ahimsaray #ahimsaray #indonesianoceanpride #lovenature #startwith1thing #racingextinction #bluespherefoundation #whenthebuyingstopsthekillingcantoo
🌀"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau @conservationorg #indonesia #whaleshark #ocean #underwater #shark #freedive #ocean #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride
"Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation." - Charles Cook. Bayi pari manta di perairan dangkal Raja Ampat. A baby #manta ray dances in shallow waters of Wayag Lagoon in Raja Ampat, a protected nursery for baby manta rays. Here in Raja Ampat, you are reminded that dedicated conservation efforts can really work. #indonesianoceanpride #bluespherefoundation #mantaray #conservation #mantamonday @shawnheinrichs
#Repost @racingextinction with @repostapp ・・・ ✨❤️ "Suas raízes mais profundas estão na natureza. Não importa quem você seja, onde você mora ou que tipo de vida você leva, você continua irrevogavelmente ligado à todo resto da criação." ❤️✨ "Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation." - #CharlesCook A baby #manta ray dances in shallow waters of Wayag Lagoon in Raja Ampat, a protected nursery for baby manta rays. Here in Raja Ampat, you are reminded that dedicated conservation efforts can really work. #indonesianoceanpride #bluespherefoundation #mantaray #conservation #mantamonday @shawnheinrichs #vegan #climate #climatechange #animalagriculture #water #govegan #globalwarming #earth #bekind #conservation #environment #climatechange #greenhousegases #planet #meat #savetheplanet #gogreen #animalagriculture #factoryfarming #pollution #veganmuscle #meatfree #veganuniverse #veganlifestyle #crueltyfree
We can and must COEXIST with NATURE, because our survival, and the very survival of our biosphere now depend on it 🐋 #lovenature #ahimsaray #indonesianoceanpride #humpbackwhales #bluespherefoundation
"Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation." - Charles Cook A baby #manta ray dances in shallow waters of Wayag Lagoon in Raja Ampat, a protected nursery for baby manta rays. Here in Raja Ampat, you are reminded that dedicated conservation efforts can really work. #indonesianoceanpride #bluespherefoundation #mantaray #conservation #mantamonday @shawnheinrichs
#Repost @racingextinction ・・・ Important message from @shawnheinrichs: "Regardless of how many setbacks we face, all we have is our actions today. And for the ones we save, we made a difference." #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction #manta #peoplepower
#Repost @shawnheinrichs ・・・ We need a good dose of #nature more than ever. Bath in its healing powers🐬 #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #ahimsaray
Gorgeous animals, both of which are found in the Gulf of Mexico. #startwith1thing and #protectwhatyoulove- care about these beautiful creatures and their natural habitats! #Repost @shawnheinrichs with @repostapp ・・・ Two of my favorite #oceangiants, #mantaray and #whaleshark. We can't love them enough!❤️🐋🐬 #indonesianoceanpride #startwith1thing #bluespherefoundation #earthisblue #nobluenogreen #loveourgulf #loveouroceans #loveourocean #loveourearth #marineconservation #conservation
Wise words from our friend and Media Director, @shawnheinrichs. with @repostapp ・・・ Effective Conservation Conservation is much more than a standalone victory, more than a one time culmination of effort and intention. Effective conservation is a lifetime commitment requiring constant care and vigilance. To believe otherwise is not only to court disillusionment and failure, but to imperil our most treasured resources. - Shawn Heinrichs. Please support on the ground community work, because without engaging communities and developing alternative livelihoods, things won't change. #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #startwith1thing
Effective Conservation Conservation is much more than a standalone victory, more than a one time culmination of effort and intention. Effective conservation is a lifetime commitment requiring constant care and vigilance. To believe otherwise is not only to court disillusionment and failure, but to imperil our most treasured resources. - Shawn Heinrichs. Please support on the ground community work, because without engaging communities and developing alternative livelihoods, things won't change. #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #startwith1thing
Smile! Happy whale shark = happy oceans! Let's protect them all. #indonesianoceanpride #bluespherefoundation #startwith1thing