#bluespherefoundation 142 Posts

MANTA MAGIC! 🦋💙Our very own ocean loving, conservation communication super star @candace.crespi shares her special encounter with an oceanic manta ray at @misoolecoresort. #Repost @paditv ・・・ Do you ever get the feeling you're being followed?? 📷 by @candace.crespi #bluespherefoundation
@bluespherefoundation works to safeguard the planet’s oceans, halting the destruction of threatened marine species and habitats. We go where there are urgent threats and critical resource gaps, and act quickly to establish the necessary groundwork for others to join in. We believe art and media are essential tools to spark curiosity and inspire action, and it is therefore an integral part of everything we do. Join us! Photo by John Weller #bluespherefoundation
Meet the team! John Weller is an economist, conservationist, and a critically acclaimed photographer and filmmaker. John co-founded the Last Ocean Project, an international movement to protect the Ross Sea, Antarctica, which resulted in the world’s first large-scale, international Marine Protected Area. Photo: @shawnheinrichs #bluespherefoundation
No wonder they're called Manta Rays 🦋🔆 @shawnheinrichs #mantamonday #savetheocean #bluespherefoundation
#Repost @shawnheinrichs ・・・ Epic @reddigitalcinema 6k footage and still images captured during our 'Provinsi Konservasi' campaign shoot with @conservationorg in Triton Bay, Indonesia. Our mission - to protect the immense natural treasures of West Papua. 🇮🇩 @bluespherefoundation #bluespherefoundation
Epic @reddigitalcinema 6k footage and still images, all brilliantly lit with @lmlightlife Sola @stellaprolights, captures during our 'Provinsi Konservasi' campaign shoot with @conservationorg in Triton Bay, Indonesia. Our mission - to protect the immense natural treasures of West Papua. 🇮🇩 @bluespherefoundation #bluespherefoundation
🦈🦈 Sharks are considered the fiercest predators in the oceans yet every year humans kill an estimated 100 MILLION sharks, targeted primarily for their fins for shark fin soup. No other marine animal can fill the role that sharks play. If we remove sharks from the oceans, the stability of all marine ecosystems is threatened. What if 2 billion people lose their primary protein source? Can we ever afford to take that risk? END THE WAR ON SHARKS! @shawnheinrichs #bluespherefoundation #racingextinction #worthmorealive #finbannow #savesharks
💙MANTA LOVE 🦋 I am obsessed with the visual sense and addicted to the process of capturing powerful media. I am a storyteller and imagery is my medium. My ambition is to capture through my lens what my soul experiences through my eyes, an enhanced version of reality, order in chaos, focused, isolated and profound. It is the human connection that is central to conservation. Without it our efforts with ultimately falter, but by harnessing, we can change the world! @bluespherefoundation #SharkWeek #SaveSharks #BlueSphereFoundation #RacingExtinction
Meet @shawnheinrichs - the Founder of #BlueSphereFoundation. Shawn Heinrichs was one of the lead activists and key contributors to the Oscar-nominated film @racingextinction, one of the most watched documentaries in history. He is a marine conservationist, strategist, Emmy award winning cinematographer and photographer. His work fuses dramatic imagery with intimate and thought-provoking stories to connect people to globally important issues and inspire action. 🙌🌏
Words cannot describe the feeling of deep connection one experiences in the company of these magnificent beings. But, we must not forget that the OCEAN is their home and we are just visitors to this realm. And with that, we must take every precaution to protect and ensure the health of the ecosystem that they are a part of. Because in the end, were ALL depend on healthy oceans for our survival. @indonesianmantaproject @sarah_lewis28 #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #mantaray #manta #saveourocean @shawnheinrichs
"Manta Mating Train" - This mesmerizing video was shot on location at Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia courtesy of Award-Winning Photojournalist and Filmmaker, Racing Extinction @racingextinction Team Member, Shawn Heinrichs @shawnheinrichs - 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 @misoolecoresort @misool.foundation @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 #MisoolFoundation #RahaAmpat #Sanctuary #UnderwaterVideography #UWPhotography
To save whale sharks, in addition to shutting down the businesses that trade in their fins and oil, we must also empower people to protect them. Remote communities are playing a critical role in shark conservation and we must continue to support these efforts. 📸 @shawnheinrichs #ecotourism #savesharks #racingextinction #whaleshark #worthmorealive #bluespherefoundation
Beautiful footage from @shawnheinrichs - 🌀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 @misoolecoresort @misool.foundation @conservationid are working hard to better understand and conserve Indonesia’s vulnerable #manta populations. Please join in supporting their important work.🙏🏻✨🐳 #mantasanctuary #mantalove #mantamonday #oceanhealing #indonesianoceanpride #❤️ #startwith1thing #shawnheinrichs #oceanconservation #bluespherefoundation
#Repost @shawnheinrichs ・・・ 🌀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 @misoolecoresort @misool.foundation @conservationid are working hard to better understand and conserve Indonesia’s vulnerable #manta populations. Please join in supporting their important work.🙏🏻✨🐳 #mantasanctuary #mantalove #mantamonday #indonesianoceanpride #startwith1thing #bluespherefoundation
It's time to stop what you're doing and take a minute to watch this elegant Manta ballet, filmed by @shawnheinrichs. This is one experience that you should put on your bucketlist. Come and visit Indonesia's mantas and feel it for yourselves. #Repost @shawnheinrichs ・・・ 🌀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 @misoolecoresort @misool.foundation @conservationid are working hard to better understand and conserve Indonesia’s vulnerable #manta populations. Please join in supporting their important work.🙏🏻✨🐳 #mantasanctuary #mantalove #mantamonday #indonesianoceanpride #startwith1thing #bluespherefoundation