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A life changing moment in the ocean is how I would title this picture. A moment that will stay with me forever.
So many events, decisions and teachings lead to me being surrounded by 3 massive Manta Rays off the Great Barrier Reef.
The path started a while ago with the belief that I could actually take my family around Australia and experience radical and adventurous pursuits while also making a living from it. The tools needed to accomplish this came from a few special individuals… firstly my soul mate Sherrin who 100% believes in what we and I do and is the best person to walk this earth.
Then there’s my mate Kingy from Wholly Human who gave me all the tools to make my wildest dreams come true… thanks legend!. In the case of my water photography, Joe from One Ocean International gave me techniques and above all knowledge and confidence to get even more enjoyment and underwater time from the ocean than I thought possible through his breath holding techniques.
On this day as the mantas looked me straight in the eye and almost gave me a cuddle with their massive wing spans I had a supreme rush in appreciation…. this is the way that life is going to roll from now on in.
These big fish are present in the moment, they are curious, they are accepting and joyful. Lessons in life indeed.