Lauren Boilini, one of the lead artists for Ocean Fest 2019, paints giant watercolors of whales - and swims with them too in chilly Puget Sound.
When Mike Coots was just out of high school, he went out with his buddies on a surfing session that, like the sunny Hawaii day, was full of promise. It ended by changing his life. That morning Coots was attacked by a tiger shark, the rows of ferocious teeth clamping around his leg so that… Continue reading Mike Coots: Surfer, photographer, shark advocate
To the rhythmic gurgle of my breathing, I glide along in a turquoise sea. To either side a coral reef stretches as far as I can see. I shine my flashlight down and discover a tiny treasure chest – an underwater geocache. But I don’t swim down to open it, because up ahead is something… Continue reading Diving into Virtual Reality
For someone who grew up in Chicago, Annie Crawley is the closest you'll ever come to a mermaid. An award-winning underwater photographer, filmmaker and author, "Ocean" Annie lives and breathes ocean. An SSI 5000 Platinum Pro diver who's in the Women Divers Hall of Fame, she's also a field biologist who has documented expeditions all… Continue reading “Be the voice of the ocean” – Annie Crawley headlines Ocean Fest 2018