Sun Na's life changed when she came across a finned hammerhead while diving on vacation. Since that encounter Sun Na has dedicated her time and energy to promote anti shark finning campaigns throughout China. She single handedly raised over twenty thousand dollars to help support educational programs focused on spreading awareness of shark conservation. Sun Na is an ocean warrior in the truest sense of the word.
Amanda Cotton will be presenting "Big Animal Photography: What is our impact?" at the South Florida Underwater Photography Society meeting Tuesday January 14th, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. If you'll be in the area come join the fun!
*Tuesday, January 14th; 7:00pm Social, 7:30pm Meeting at the Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale North, 2440 W. Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale
"Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, AMONG GIANTS blends vérité cinematography with intimate personal reflection to create a vivid picture of life in the trees and the unwavering dedication of the activists.
This film was shot and edited in 2011, and a year later, the tree-sit ended as a victory for the tree-sitters (indybay.org/newsitems/2012/06/26/18716373.php) As of 2013, negotiations are still underway for the sale of the land, and the exact acreage is still being determined.
Huge thanks to "Farmer," "Bingmouse," "Amanita," and the rest of the tree-sitters for allowing us to live with them and film their story. Learn more about their work, donate, and see what they're up to now: efhumboldt.org
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Press Release: "The topic of Ocean Awareness is the best subject to end the 10th anniversary year of the Ocean Artists Society. This topic is our ultimate goal, to deliver a message of ocean awareness through our artwork.
In this anniversary year, we have grown exponentially in how we deliver our messages. In showcasing our artwork, we have brought a better awareness to sharks, water, and coral reef conservation."
In this issue, we hope to show you what we believe you should know about Ocean Awareness. It is our individualistic “take home” message for you.
Ocean Artists Society