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BLOOD (warning - graphic images) I stared down upon the factory floor in disbelief and horror as the bodies of literally thousands of lifeless sharks piled up, the blood from their grizzly wounds streaming into pools that accumulated on the cold concrete floors. Along the port, a dozen massive industrial long-line vessels were tied up, each with factory cranes extracting a seemingly endless procession of dead sharks from their ominous cargo holds. The roar of forklifts spewing black exhaust filled the air, as they rumbled back-and-forth from the vessels to the factory, dumping stack-upon-stack of sharks on the blood-soaked factory floor. Then a platoon of factory workers wielding razor sharp knives set upon the sharks in earnest, systematically hacking their fins off, leaving a shocking trail of carnage in their wake. My mind struggled to make sense of what I was witnessing - the unfathomable scale, the savagery, my heartbreak and outrage - darkness consumed my soul. All told the bodies of over 7,000 sharks were landed that day, and we were told this number was below the daily average of 10,000 sharks - some 3 Million sharks per year - in just one port amongst hundreds of factory ports across the world that were strip-mining our Oceans. This was truly that face of the 100 Million, the 100 Million sharks that are slaughtered each-and-every year across our oceans, fueled by the insatiable demand for their fins and body parts. The year was 2010 and I knew with absolute clarity the work that lay ahead for me. . "When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to this land." - Unknown Native American #bethechange #lightonecandle #humblewarrior #onlyone #racingextinction #talesbylight @bluespherefoundation @sealegacy @lonelywhale

3 hours ago
LISTEN -  Mother Nature is speaking, are we listening? We don’t need to cross oceans, climb mountains, or penetrate jungles to hear Her voice. Nature is all around us, and if we slow down for just a moment, quiet our thoughts, and just listen... we can hear Her voice..--- We hear Her in the breeze on a cool autumn day, gently stirring the leaves to fall and replenish our soils..--- We hear Her in the waves that wash upon the beach, patiently reshaping shorelines with the force of the tides.. --- We hear Her in the fire burning on the prairie, transforming grasses into nutrients that renew our fields..--- We hear Her in the creek winding through the woods, a constant flow of life-giving waters..--- We hear Her in the calls of songbirds in spring time, a chorus summoning the birth of new generations..--- We hear Her in the bark of the dog next door, a call from wolf ancestors who once roamed these lands..--- We hear Her in the laughter of children in the park, a reminder of the joy we carry in our souls..--- We hear Her in the whisper between a mother and her baby, a reflection the love we hold in our hearts..Mother Nature is all around us, part of us, speaking to us…are we listening?#bethechange #lightonecandle #gentlewarrior #turningthetide@bluespherefoundation@sealegacy@lonelywhale
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LISTEN -  Mother Nature is speaking, are we listening? We don’t need to cross oceans, climb mountains, or penetrate jungles to hear Her voice. Nature is all around us, and if we slow down for just a moment, quiet our thoughts, and just listen... we can hear Her voice. . --- We hear Her in the breeze on a cool autumn day, gently stirring the leaves to fall and replenish our soils. . --- We hear Her in the waves that wash upon the beach, patiently reshaping shorelines with the force of the tides. . --- We hear Her in the fire burning on the prairie, transforming grasses into nutrients that renew our fields. . --- We hear Her in the creek winding through the woods, a constant flow of life-giving waters. . --- We hear Her in the calls of songbirds in spring time, a chorus summoning the birth of new generations. . --- We hear Her in the bark of the dog next door, a call from wolf ancestors who once roamed these lands. . --- We hear Her in the laughter of children in the park, a reminder of the joy we carry in our souls. . --- We hear Her in the whisper between a mother and her baby, a reflection the love we hold in our hearts. . Mother Nature is all around us, part of us, speaking to us…are we listening? #bethechange #lightonecandle #gentlewarrior #turningthetide @bluespherefoundation @sealegacy @lonelywhale

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"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do…” ― Jack Kerouac #bethechange #lightonecandle #humblewarrior @bluespherefoundation @lonelywhale @sealegacy @indonesianoceanpride

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Thank you to those who have joined our team at @bluespherefoundation on this journey to fight for a future with healthy oceans. Our work would not be possible without your support. For decades, both @johnbweller and myself have had the chance to photograph some of the most charismatic species in the ocean, sharing their stories with each of you and inspiring global action. This year, you helped our team accomplish great conservation wins, including a massive win in West Papua. #ProvinsiKonservasi started out as a dream - a dream that launched a media tour and engaged local celebrities, a dream that became a reality in March 2019 when West Papua's parliament signed the Provinsi Konservasi into law. This was a historical achievement in conservation, and it is something that we couldn't have achieved without your help. West Papua is one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, home to more than 1,800 species of fish, three-quarters of the world’s hard corals, one of the world’s most important intact rainforests, the world’s largest mangrove forest and significant peatlands. In 2020, our team will ensure this new legislation supports sustainable industries, establish crucial protected areas, and guarantee that Papua’s indigenous people have access to their own resources. 💙✊🏽🇮🇩 Thank you for your continued support of our collective efforts to fight for a future with healthy oceans. Our work is a reflection of your passion, support and individual action across your unique communities. We are ever grateful for your support. This #GivingTuesday, I hope you will join me in supporting our oceans once again by donating to @bluespherefoundation. Together we can protect our ocean for generations to come, but the time for action is now. Donate to Blue Sphere Foundation today - 100% of all donations directly support our work. Link in my bio. 💙

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3 days ago
Filter feeders like #MantaRays and #WhaleSharks accidentally ingest dozens to hundreds of microplastics every hour in the waters of Indonesia. At @BlueSphereFoundation, we believe in using art and media as tools to spark curiosity and inspire everyone to take action for the ocean.Join us in the crusade for healthy seas and please consider donating to our #GivingTuesday fundraiser. The link is in my bio.⁠ 💙🙏🏼
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Filter feeders like #MantaRays and #WhaleSharks accidentally ingest dozens to hundreds of microplastics every hour in the waters of Indonesia. At @BlueSphereFoundation, we believe in using art and media as tools to spark curiosity and inspire everyone to take action for the ocean. Join us in the crusade for healthy seas and please consider donating to our #GivingTuesday fundraiser. The link is in my bio.⁠ 💙🙏🏼

4 days ago
"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home."– Australian Aboriginal#bethechange #lightonecandle #turningthetide #onlyone@bluespherefoundation@lonelywhale@sealegacy
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"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home." – Australian Aboriginal #bethechange #lightonecandle #turningthetide #onlyone @bluespherefoundation @lonelywhale @sealegacy

5 days ago
THE MESSENGER - Are you listening to the quiet voice of Mother Nature’s messenger? She doesn't shout advice. She doesn't proclaim her wisdom. She doesn’t  promote her presence. She doesn’t demand attention. She doesn't advertise her reach. No, she glides in silently, almost unnoticed at first. And despite her immense power and magnificent presence, she approaches with utmost care and humility. Curious and vulnerable, she patiently waits and invites our full attention. And then it happens, a subtle shift and we drop into a state of absolute presence…a fleeting moment when time stands still and we feel completely and utterly connected to the ALL. With our mind quieted, our focus becomes crystal clear and all our senses fully activate and tune into the NOW. And in this almost-trance-like state we no longer bear witness but rather FEEL the energy of all that we are connected to vibrating through our very being, realigning our DNA, healing our traumas and nourishing our soul. If we listen carefully we hear Her message - a message that begins as a quiet whisper echoing up from the depths of the blue abyss, then building, expanding, and rising into a powerful chorus that harnesses all the magnificent voices of the oceans and jungles - and that message is this: Mother Nature needs each and everyone of us to HEAL, deeply and fully heal, and from a place of true healing, embrace our individual and collective POWER, and overflowing with LOVE, COMPASSION and ABUNDANCE, bring that healing to our Earth and all the beings who make their home here.#bethechange #lightonecandle #ahimsaray@bluespherefoundation@lonelywhale@sealegacy
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THE MESSENGER - Are you listening to the quiet voice of Mother Nature’s messenger? She doesn't shout advice. She doesn't proclaim her wisdom. She doesn’t  promote her presence. She doesn’t demand attention. She doesn't advertise her reach. No, she glides in silently, almost unnoticed at first. And despite her immense power and magnificent presence, she approaches with utmost care and humility. Curious and vulnerable, she patiently waits and invites our full attention. And then it happens, a subtle shift and we drop into a state of absolute presence…a fleeting moment when time stands still and we feel completely and utterly connected to the ALL. With our mind quieted, our focus becomes crystal clear and all our senses fully activate and tune into the NOW. And in this almost-trance-like state we no longer bear witness but rather FEEL the energy of all that we are connected to vibrating through our very being, realigning our DNA, healing our traumas and nourishing our soul. If we listen carefully we hear Her message - a message that begins as a quiet whisper echoing up from the depths of the blue abyss, then building, expanding, and rising into a powerful chorus that harnesses all the magnificent voices of the oceans and jungles - and that message is this: Mother Nature needs each and everyone of us to HEAL, deeply and fully heal, and from a place of true healing, embrace our individual and collective POWER, and overflowing with LOVE, COMPASSION and ABUNDANCE, bring that healing to our Earth and all the beings who make their home here. #bethechange #lightonecandle #ahimsaray @bluespherefoundation @lonelywhale @sealegacy

1 weeks ago
GIVE THANKS -- for your life- for your family- for your community- for all beings- for Mother NatureMost of all, give thanks for this very moment, for being ever so present for this incredible journey,  and for the opportunity to live a life full of love and wonder and gratitude. [@hannahmermaid  dances with gentle Mobula Ray's at midnight] ♥️✨🙏#bethechange  #lightonecandle @bluespherefoundation
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GIVE THANKS - - for your life - for your family - for your community - for all beings - for Mother Nature Most of all, give thanks for this very moment, for being ever so present for this incredible journey, and for the opportunity to live a life full of love and wonder and gratitude. [@hannahmermaid dances with gentle Mobula Ray's at midnight] ♥️✨🙏 #bethechange #lightonecandle @bluespherefoundation

1 weeks ago
"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home."– Australian Aboriginal#bethechange #lightonecandle #savethewhales@sealegacy@bluespherefoundation@lonelywhale
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"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home." – Australian Aboriginal #bethechange #lightonecandle #savethewhales @sealegacy @bluespherefoundation @lonelywhale

2 weeks ago
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” ― Dr. Seuss, The LoraxHe was a commercial longline fishermen and killed tens of thousands of sharks during his career before walking away in disgust. One transformative moment in the water with a Mako shark changed his perception of these magnificent sharks forever. Now he is a persuasive voice for shark conservation! The POWER of CONNECTION.💪💙🦈 #bethechange #lightonecandle #cites4sharks@bluespherefoundation@sealegacy@lonelywhale
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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax He was a commercial longline fishermen and killed tens of thousands of sharks during his career before walking away in disgust. One transformative moment in the water with a Mako shark changed his perception of these magnificent sharks forever. Now he is a persuasive voice for shark conservation! The POWER of CONNECTION.💪💙🦈 #bethechange #lightonecandle #cites4sharks @bluespherefoundation @sealegacy @lonelywhale

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SAVE THE WHALES (again) - The assault on the International Moratorium on Commercial Whaling, perhaps the most sacred and important conservation win of our time, is very real and very concerning. In 1986 the global community came together and voted to put a stop to commercial whaling, at a time when many of the great whale species we're racing toward the brink of extinction. Even today, more than three decades later, these species are only now just beginning to show signs of recovery, despite the propaganda that pro-whaling nations would have you believe, claiming these species are fully recovered. Our oceans once teamed with whales, so much so that during certain periods ships had difficulty navigating through them. Today their numbers are still only a shadow of their former glory, and it is our duty to do all we can to protect these sentient, intelligent and critically important species. Japan's decision to leave the IWC and resume commercial whaling is only the tip of the iceberg, and we face a very real risk that other pro-whaling nations such as Iceland, Norway, and others will follow suit, leave the IWC, and set in motion the beginnings of the resumption of global commercial whaling. We as a community cannot stand by and let this happen. It is time to say enough is enough, and we will not let this unconscionable practice resume on our watch!#bethechange #lightonecandle@lonelywhale@bluespherefoundation@sealegacy
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SAVE THE WHALES (again) - The assault on the International Moratorium on Commercial Whaling, perhaps the most sacred and important conservation win of our time, is very real and very concerning. In 1986 the global community came together and voted to put a stop to commercial whaling, at a time when many of the great whale species we're racing toward the brink of extinction. Even today, more than three decades later, these species are only now just beginning to show signs of recovery, despite the propaganda that pro-whaling nations would have you believe, claiming these species are fully recovered. Our oceans once teamed with whales, so much so that during certain periods ships had difficulty navigating through them. Today their numbers are still only a shadow of their former glory, and it is our duty to do all we can to protect these sentient, intelligent and critically important species. Japan's decision to leave the IWC and resume commercial whaling is only the tip of the iceberg, and we face a very real risk that other pro-whaling nations such as Iceland, Norway, and others will follow suit, leave the IWC, and set in motion the beginnings of the resumption of global commercial whaling. We as a community cannot stand by and let this happen. It is time to say enough is enough, and we will not let this unconscionable practice resume on our watch! #bethechange #lightonecandle @lonelywhale @bluespherefoundation @sealegacy

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INDUSTRIAL FARMING IS ONE OF THE WORST CRIMES IN HISTORY - "Industrial farming is responsible for more pain and misery than all the wars of history put together.... For 4bn years, life on Earth was governed by natural selection. Now it is governed increasingly by human intelligent design... Yet this same knowledge has demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt that farm animals are sentient beings, with intricate social relations and sophisticated psychological patterns. They may not be as intelligent as us, but they certainly know pain, fear and loneliness. They too can suffer, and they too can be happy... When we come to design this brave new world, we should take into account the welfare of all sentient beings, and not just of Homo sapiens." - The Guardian (Yuval Noah Harari) #bethechange #lightonecandle @bluespherefoundation @gamechangersmovie @oceanicpreservationsociety

2 weeks ago
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