#turningthetide

Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | In Cuba's Gardens of the Queen, an American crocodile eyes the @Sealegacy crew on a boat. I came to art and photography through science. I earned a degree in marine biology and had become a part of the scientific community before ever picking up a camera. Science is still a crucial part of the work that I do—conservation storytelling is about sharing the world with people in a way that they can connect to. Follow me @Mitty for content that brings art and science together to tell powerful stories about how we can make a difference for the future of our shared Earth, and which break down the stereotypes perpetuated by mainstream media about apex predators like this American crocodile. #TurningTheTide #ArtistsonInstagram #ScienceIsCool #WildlifePhotography
Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | In Cuba's Gardens of the Queen, an American crocodile eyes th...
Photo by @renan_ozturk | Self-portrait below Europe’s largest icecap, the Vatnajökull of Iceland. As vibrant as this night was it was also bittersweet with unseasonable rain and melting. Sobering reminders of climate change. #turningthetide @camp4collective
Photo by @renan_ozturk | Self-portrait below Europe’s largest icecap, the Vatnajökull of Iceland. As...
Video by @renan_ozturk | This is the 4,000-foot-thick Ruth Glacier. With walls larger than Yosemite's El Capitan, it is truly one of the great wonders of Earth. In the decade I have been doing expeditions here, the glacial retreat is clear and present. The camp you see pictured here is normally pretty snowy, but in recent years it’s been rainy and hard to maintain life above the fern line.  #climatechangeisreal #turningthetide
Video by @renan_ozturk | This is the 4,000-foot-thick Ruth Glacier. With walls larger than Yosemite'...
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | As I prepare to dive into the water with over 1000 southern fur seals in the Falkland Islands, I'm hesitant, unsure of how the seals will react to my presence in their aquatic territory. However, within moments, I am surrounded, and my nerves fade away as they quickly reveal their playful nature. Nibbling and nudging at my scuba gear and camera, they are endlessly curious, and time slips aways as we enjoy a once in a lifetime visit together. #TurningTheTide #seal #nature #wildlifephotography
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | As I prepare to dive into the water with over 1000 southern fur seal...
Video by @renan_ozturk | A message to earth. The most recent IPCC report just released about climate change is sobering to say the least.  With current emissions we are on a crash course that will be felt across all ecosystems, communities and economies.  Change is needed now.  Let’s hope the imagery we create and share on this platform has some positive impact on #Turningthetide
Video by @renan_ozturk | A message to earth. The most recent IPCC report just released about climate...
Photograph by @CristinaMittermeier// Crabeater seals appear cuddly and cute on land, but in the water, they are agile and incredibly fast. They are dependent on krill for survival and ironically, don't eat crab. If successful, the efforts to create a marine protected area (MPA) in Antarctica will protect the important feeding grounds on which these animals depend. Shot #OnAssignment for @NatGeo with @paulnicklen @andy_mann @ladzinski and @craigwelch. #Antarctica #Seal #MPA #StopClimateChange #BeTheChange #TurningTheTide
Photograph by @CristinaMittermeier// Crabeater seals appear cuddly and cute on land, but in the wate...
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From the little I’ve seen this part of planet is defined by an impossibility steep intersection of water and mountains.  Pristine places like this give me hope and I’m so grateful to have this platform to share it! #newZealand #turningthetide 
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Photo @renan_ozturk From the little I’ve seen this part of planet is defined by an impossibility st...
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Climber @bookofsamuel defying gravity on the underside of the Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier.  Even in our short time climbing here we saw the rapid impact of climate change on this landscape. #climatechangeisreal #turningthetide
Photo by @renan_ozturk Climber @bookofsamuel defying gravity on the underside of the Vatnajökull, E...
Photograph by @PaulNicklen // I took this image seconds before the ice arch collapsed and this towering monolith of ice crumbled back into the sea. What does it mean to witness millions of pounds of ice disintegrate? I see beauty but I also see rising sea levels, increased storms, collapsing ice shelves along the Antarctic continent and a changing global climate. The good news is that by addressing our global carbon footprint, we can turn the tide on our warming planet. #WorldOceanDay #BeTheChange #Carpool #TurningTheTide
Photograph by @PaulNicklen // I took this image seconds before the ice arch collapsed and this tower...
Photograph by @paulnicklen taken on assignment for @natgeo // A sunfish (Mola mola) is inspected by a group of playful Pacific White-Sided Dolphins.  In today’s day and age, it is truly shocking that a state like California allows mile long nets to kill indiscriminately with a bycatch rate of 65%. Sunfish and dolphins are just two of the species that are killed in these nets.  But you are helping this archaic fishing practice come to an end.  Last month, over 115,000 of you signed the petition to #BanDeathNets and it's clear that governments are listening. On May 30th, the California Senate passed #SB1017, a bill that will transition California away from driftnets, 32-0. Though this is fantastic news for Pacific coast marine wildlife, the fight isn't over yet. The bill still needs approval in the Assembly to become law. Thank you for  #TurningTheTide. #followme on @paulnicklen to see a thousand pound plus sun fish dwarf a diver.  For @sea_legacy.  #nature #naturelovers #instagood #photofotheday #gratitude
Photograph by @paulnicklen taken on assignment for @natgeo // A sunfish (Mola mola) is inspected by...
Video by @renan_ozturk

During our recent shoot in Chilean Patagonia I noticed the uncanny similarity of the huge ice and rock formations throughout the region. ~

Enjoy this little sampler of the environmental mimicry flying through one the last wild conservation success stories on earth. ~

With drone pilot @aaroncohan, Photographer @chrisburkard, and  conservation masters @tompkins_conservation @kristine_tompkins. #patagonia #drone #rewilding #turningthetide ~

See @renan_ozturk for more aerials from around the globe.
Video by @renan_ozturk During our recent shoot in Chilean Patagonia I noticed the uncanny similarit...
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On a recent @Sea_Legacy expedition to photograph Blue Whales, I came across this young Loggerhead Sea Turtle basking under and overcast sky. The early life of loggerheads and other sea turtles used to be called “the lost years,” because no one knew exactly where they went. Now we know that after young loggerheads are born in the warm beaches of Florida, they embark on a leisurely voyage under the sun. The youngsters idly float north along the Gulf Stream, then head toward the Azores. Along the way, they spend most of their time riding the waves, and the sun helps raise their body temperature.A small fish has turned this turtle into a home, where he can hide from predators, like seabirds.  I spent a few minutes with these two animals, and then I watched as they swam, together, into the deep. To learn more about loggerheads check out the @LoggerheadMarineLifeCenter and #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier. 
#TurningtheTide with @Sea_Legacy @PaulNicklen @_tomConlin @Susan_bird_
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On a recent @Sea_Legacy expedition to photograph Blue Whales, I cam...