Continuing to share unpublished photos from @nature_org “Bracing for Impact” story this week: “Mexico’s Caribbean coast is home to more than 300 hotels with some 100,000 rooms. Every year approximately 12 million visitors spend $9 billion here, and a significant portion of that spending is directly related to the #MesomericanReef ...
But Mexico’s reefs are suffering. A 2018 report found 50% of the country’s reefs in poor or critical condition... But coral reefs can be surprisingly resilient, especially with human help. They can be repaired and even strengthened to survive the next storm.” I tried to capture this mix of hope and loss in these images. It was at times striking to see the proximity of flourishing, resilient corals to those that were damaged, diseased, or otherwise harmed. Shot on assignment for @nature_org. #underwater#ocean#coralreef#arrecife#mexico#iyor2018
Sobre ser leve e saber voar🍃🍃🍃 Uma imagem pode representar muito mais do que palavras! Não importa se a linha do horizonte encontra-se fora de nível, se as ondas do mar estão inclinadas... e sim o momento... o instante encontra-se eternizado.... a leveza, a delicadeza, a beleza, o sentimento... fazer parte de vidas e histórias....para estes não há palavras e sim um sentimento: amor ❤
About being light and knowing how to fly
An image can represent more than words! It does not matter if the horizon line is out of level, if the waves of the sea are inclined ... but the moment ... the instant is eternalized .... the lightness, the delicacy, the beauty, the feeling ... to be part of lives and stories .... for these there are no words but a feeling: love ❤
Divers learn to use a lift bag during a four-day training course on rapid reef repair in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. @nature_org, Mexico’s National Park service, and local reef researchers came together to train local people to be Guardians of the Reef in June of this year. After a hurricane, one of their jobs will be to reposition and recover fallen corals—some of which can be massive. This is where the red lift bag comes in handy. To prepare, the divers first learned how to tie the right knots then used buckets full of cement as a stand-in for live coral. They practiced adding *just* the right about of air to the lift bag then swimming with the bucket a few feet off the ground, as seen here—no easy task in shallow water and a stiff current. Learn more about the course and the Mesoamerican reef in the winter issue of The Nature Conservancy Magazine or Google “Bracing for Impact” to read the article online.
Shot on assignment for @nature_org. #arrecife#mesoamericanreef#puertomorelos#mexico#iyor2018#coralreef#conservation