Giants of the Caribbean by Vincent Kneefel and under water spectacle
Giants of the Caribbean is a photo collection of endangered marine species and their stories, beautifully presented in a coffee-table size book. The book is scheduled to be released in June 2015. For more information, please have a look at my Kickstarter page. To get updates on pre-ordering, please go to signup.giantsofthecaribbean.com.
The Caribbean Sea is unique because of its diversity of megafauna species. It is one of the top five hotspots in the world for marine biodiversity. Vincent Kneefel wanted to find those animals that are most at risk from the effects of oil spills, ocean acidification, overfishing and habitat destruction, and come eye-to-eye with them in their natural habitat to capture their beauty and intimate portraits. Over the course of 4 years, between 2011 and 2015, Vincent made 10 trips to 7 different countries. These keystone species play a unique and crucial role in the way the ocean functions. Each is iconic in its own way and has called the Caribbean its home for thousands or even millions of years (e.g. Leatherback sea turtles have been around for over 150 million years).
“The greatest threat to our Planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Robert Swan.
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