Diving with a swarm of sea lions really keeps you on your toes! Take a look at some stills and footage from a very fun encounter with over 50 sea lions at the breakwater in Monterey.
This weekend, I participated in the Monterey Shootout, an underwater photography competition that brought tons of talented divers out to shoot the colorful marine fauna of Monterey Bay. I had a great time scuba diving, but was really pleasantly surprised at what I was able to capture while free diving. Most of the wide angle shots here were captured while free diving. I ended up winning a trip to the Bahamas! Enjoy these photos from the past few days:
Northern California can be pretty beautiful if you don’t let the sharks keep you out of the water. Here’s a video and some photos from the other day at Waddell Creek.
Had so much fun working with these intelligent, beautiful, & strong females to showcase Katherine Terrell’s Jeux de Vagues swimwear, made of recycled plastic. Her slogan is “Hot Bikinis for a Hot Planet”. Here’s a description of her mission, taken from her website jeuxdevagues.com :
“Jeux De Vagues was created by Katherine Terrell: Designer, surfer, mom, and activist. At Jeux De Vagues, we believe that quality is the sum of choices you make. Our solid fabrics are made with ECONYL® , a 100% regenerated nylon fiber made from pre- and post-consumer materials. Our printed fabrics are made from recycled water bottles. From the fair labor factory in Los Angeles where our bikinis are made, to our dissolvable, fully biodegradable hangtags, we aim to benefit people and planet. We are committed to giving back to the environment, and are a proud member of 1% For The Planet.”
Had a great morning out at Leo Carillo; beautiful weather, clean waves, and lots of friendly surfers. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to view and purchase photos from today.
I also photographed two inspiring and lovely ladies, Stacie Vanags (creative director and owner of Salted Spirit) and Katherine Terrell (founder of an eco-friendly swimwear company called Jeux de Vagues).
This Sunday, I photographed an incredible ladies-only surf event put on by Jeux de Vagues and Surfrider LA. Katherine Terrell, who organized this event, is the founder of Jeux de Vagues, an eco-friendly swimwear company which fights to protect the environment as well as to empower the “sisterhood of women surfers”. Read more about Katherine’s ambition to preserve the ocean on her website jeuxdevagues.com.
Out in the water, I was able to meet some other incredible females, pursuing their dreams in various realms. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to talk to everybody, so if you see a picture of yourself and want to tell me more about what you do, I’d be happy to add! Please contact me if you are interested in getting high resolution photos (email@example.com) It was lovely to meet all of you. 🙂
Stacie Vanags, Creative Director and Owner at Salted Spirit
Sara Price, writer & comedian.
Tina Segura, chair of the West LA Malibu chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
Lulu McCumsey, creative director at Lulu LeKay, photographer.
Molly Lockwood, editorial intern for The Inertia
Jesse Jennings, photographer.
Jordyn Romero, media intern at The Inertia
Jessica Monty, chef, health counselor, and yoga instructor. jessicamonty.com
Alison Teal, public figure & environmental activist. Read more about her travels and watch her films at alisonsadventures.com.