No one I know who has gone scuba diving has emerged from the ocean unchanged, and nearly every underwater photographer I know has become serious about ocean conservation (each in his/her own way). Chasing Coral does a good job telling the very-important story about what will likely happen to the oceans (and to the planet) in the next few decades. It's also an amazing story about dedication and passion during the filmmaking journey.
A few days ago, Louie Psihoyos' Racing Extinction aired on the Discovery Channel (and continues to air in special encore presentations). Being a cord cutter, I was worried that it would be some time before I would be able to see it, but it became available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon (streaming) very quickly, so I watched it last night. As an underwater photographer, I've been involved in the marine conservation world for many years, and the movie was extremely moving. I've seen effects of the ocean's decline in the 13 years I've been exploring its waters...Read More