Marine Animals Collection
Documenting coral reefs becomes a process of documenting marine animals as well. Not only can one not avoid including animals in almost every photograph, but I gain a strong sense of the community of animals that make up the reef, much like we have our communities of people on land that define a small town. If I dive a site fifty or a hundred times, some surprising discoveries happen. First, after a few dives to a new place I become familiar with where fish and animals are hanging out. Then I notice that they aren’t running away from me - in fact, some of them want to hang out with me.
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