Celebrating World Oceans Day
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Celebrating World Oceans Day

Diving in Anilao, by Paolo Lora

Celebrating World Oceans Day

As a passionate scuba diver, in love with the wonderful underwater life, I couldn’t but feeling deeply involved by World Oceans Day.  Oceans are endangered, and only education – with special regards to the younger generation – can help preserving such a beautiful environment. The weekly #FriFotos Twitter event, dedicated to World Oceans Day, was a huge success, with hundreds of awesome photos shares. It was a lot of fun and, hopefully, also a way to increase public awareness. Enjoy some of my favorite shots!

Endangered, by @federilli


The Frozen Wave. Iceberg carved by wind & sea look like a creasing wave. Antarctica, Southern Ocean, by @MarkVogler


Golden Sunset over the Pacific Ocean, Hokitika, NZ, by  @Malathronas


A  sperm whale dives into the 2km deep Kaikoura Trench off the New Zealand Coast, by @jurassicjay

Sperm-Whale-New- Zealand

Ocean from Above, Canouan (Grenadines), by @isabellestravel


A man and the ocean, by @TravelnBeyond


And to finish… A classic ocean view

Ocean Paradise in Belize, by @SunandStilettos


What is your take about World Oceans Day? What would you suggest to increase environmental respect?


Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

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  • Ferrial Pondrafi
    Posted at 05:49h, 25 September Reply

    nice pictures! especially the sperm whale picture.

  • Gabe
    Posted at 15:39h, 02 September Reply

    Ahhh soo many beautiful places in the world to travel to. I love where we are now but am already anticipating our next journey. Great pictures =)

  • Richard Crest
    Posted at 09:14h, 29 October Reply

    Amazing photos! great shot on Ocean from Above. I love scuba diving it is so fascinating to see underwater creatures.

  • Angela
    Posted at 22:00h, 17 June Reply

    Beautiful pictures, saving oceans life is so important, as much as saving any other natural environment on the planet.

    • Simon
      Posted at 22:02h, 17 June Reply

      You’re so right, Angela. There’s so much every one of us could do to be more respectful of the environment.

  • Micki
    Posted at 21:11h, 12 June Reply

    Lovely photos. I think that travel is a great way to increase environmental awareness. Seeing animals in their natural habitat (outside of theme parks and zoos) helps us to see how interconnected they (and we) are with our environment.

  • Leigh
    Posted at 04:13h, 11 June Reply

    Lovely selection – and I agree anything to raise awareness is very good thing. I was a scuba diver – haven’t done it since you had to memorize tables for length of time allowed at different depths.

  • Simon
    Posted at 23:05h, 10 June Reply

    Nice to know that you’re a passionate scuba diver as well. Such a wonderful environment, and so endangered. I truly hope that more and more people will get aware of how much of it is being destroyed and feel compelled to do something and be more respectful.

  • Laurel
    Posted at 21:54h, 10 June Reply

    I’m an avid scuba diver as well – didn’t realize you were. I love the idea of World Oceans Day and creating awareness. As a diver I feel it’s our responsibility to increase awareness since we are privileged to see the ocean in a way that many people will never.

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