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.
I love Ogasawara. It has the small island charm of Hawaii without the feeling of being overdeveloped and overrun by tourists. The ferry does potentially bring in hundreds of tourists each week, but it is typically only here for a few days at a time before it returns to Tokyo, meaning that there are contiguous days in which the town gets really sleepy -- perfect, for my tastes.Read More