Sunday, November 04, 2012

Mark - State of the Sharks!

Never equaled - Mark's Silvertip Generations

Very cool!

We're currently hosting Mark Strickland.
Mark and I go way back, to the times were Mark was the cruise director on the Fantasea and later, the Ocean Rover in the Andaman Islands and Burma, and I was a frequent guest on the competing liveaboard Sai Mai. Those were the glorious days of guaranteed Whale Sharks on Richelieu Rock and terrific Silvertips and Tawny Nurses on the Burma Banks, see Mark's iconic picture above.
All gone now, likely fished away.

Anyway, Mark mentioned this Shark exhibit in the G2 Gallery.
The gallery strives to bring attention to environmental issues through the power of photography, and donates all proceeds to charity. Mark and Chris' exhibit coincides with the lead-up to the next CITES meeting (more soon as good things have happened since) and sounds the alarm on the precipitous decline in Sharks. 
To my great pleasure, all proceeds will go to my friends at Shark Savers.

If you happen to be in Venice, don't miss to go and admire Mark's wonderful photography!
Vinaka!

3 comments:

Tropical Selkie said...

Thank you very much, Mike and Mark! Amazing photos and amazing dedication to shark conservation... :-)

OfficetoOcean said...

The "Generations" photo is one of my all time favourite pictures of anything :)

The Saipan Blogger said...

Cool photo!