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Tom Conlin

@_aquaticadventures @_adventurequestx

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Fish feast! But first, shake! Sometimes you’ll see the bears shake the water from their dense fur with the salmon still in their jaws, but this one was so eager to get a taste of her bounty that she held off the shaking until after tearing the head off the fish! Coastal Brown Bear | Katmai National Park & Preserve | Alaska | Sept 2018 On expedition with @_adventurequestx & @sea_legacy . . . . . . #adventurequestx #sealegacy #turningthetide #katmai #katmainationalpark #coastalbrownbear #brownbear #salmon #saveoursalmon #animalrights #nopebblemine #bears #bearlovers #grizzlybear #wildalaska #bucketlist #travelalaska #wildlifephotography #wildlifeplanet #savethebears #wildlife_inspired #wildlifeiG #wildlifeonearth #wildlife_seekers #canon_photos #canon_wildlife #wildlife_shots #earthofficial #earthpics #roamtheplanet
INTO THE LIGHT | Common dolphin ———- [This work was performed under the authorization n.0 02-ORAC-2018 issued by the Government, on February 22, 2018 • Azores, May 2018 on expedition with @_adventurequestx & @sea_legacy with @susan_bird_ @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier ] @_aquaticadventures @100talassa #adventurequestx #sealegacy #turningthetide #azores #picoisland #espacotalassa #commondolphin #dolphins #nature #wildlife_inspired #dolphinlove #discoverocean #naturelovers #oceanmagic #healthyoceans
Focus, Power, Speed, Determination .... to witness a bear get “in the zone” while hunting salmon - scanning, following with their eyes, then exploding towards their prey - what an amazing sight to behold! It’s disheartening that brown bears, a vital component of their ecosystems, could soon be targeted by trophy hunters in previously protected areas. 😞 🐻[Katmai National Park & Preserve, Alaska • September 2018 with @_adventurequestx @sea_legacy @susan_bird_ @ecotwin1 @paulnicklen @samkretch @kyle.roepke @dianeharoldsadie @funnyphyl ] #adventurequestx #aquaticadventures #sealegacy #turningthetide #alaska #alaskatravel #katmai #coastalbrownbears #brownbears #bears #bearsofalaska #bearphotography #notrophyhunting #nogrizhunt #wildlifephotography #wildlife_shots #earthpix #teamcanon #canonusa #adventuretravel #naturephotography
The rugged & diverse landscape is reason enough to visit Alaska but all that beauty becomes just a backdrop when the coastal brown bears enter the picture. On this recent expedition with @_adventurequestx and @sea_legacy we met this large, older male who we couldn’t help but to nickname “Dirk Diggler”.😉At this popular fishing spot with its high number of spawning salmon moving upstream, there was no doubt by watching the behavior of the other nearby bears that he controlled the stream. His cool, calm but super efficient fishing style was fascinating to watch. Not only did we appreciate the beauty of the landscape and the bears, but we learned firsthand the importance of a healthy salmon population to the overall health and survival of the ecosystem of this pristine wilderness. Let’s all enjoy these incredible places, learn from them, respect and protect them. [September 2018] ........... #adventurequestx #sealegacy #turningthetide #jointhetide @paulnicklen @samkretch @susan_bird_ @kyle.roepke @ecotwin1 #alaska #alaskatravel #katmai #coastalbrownbears #brownbears #bearsofalaska #bearphotography #grizzlybears #nopebblemine #notrophyhunting #keepalaskawild #wildplanet #wildlifephotography #wildlife_shots #earthpix #teamcanon #canonusa #adventuretravel #smallgrouptravel #bucketlist #bucketlisttravel #respectwildlife #naturephotography #naturalAlaska
Some reports indicate the number of fin whales killed in Icelandic waters in the past 2 weeks is 14! I urge you, if you haven’t already voiced your opposition to the hunting of fin whales in Iceland, please do so. @sea_legacy has made it easy ~ simply go to the link in their bio and click the links to email and tweet the officials who have the power to revoke this death sentence for any more of these majestic whales. The whales need our help. Together we can help #stopicelandwhaling [Azores 2018] *This work was performed under the authorization n.0 02-ORAC-2018 issued by the Government, on February 22, 2018 #turningthetide #sealegacy #adventurequestx #aquaticadventures #finwhales #azores #finback #greatwhales #savethewhales #icelandwhaling #whalewatching #meetusdonteatus #animalactivism #whales #whalelovers #nauticam #nauticamhousings #canon_photos #underwaterphotography #naturelovers #oneplanet #ecotourism #oceanconservation #marinemammals #underthesea #wildlife_seekers
Eye on the prize! Katmai National Park & Preserve is one of the best environments to photograph the brown bears of Alaska. I’ll be returning there later this summer with a small group to explore the Katmai coast aboard the Coastal Explorer in search of these beautiful bears and other wildlife. Limited spaces have become available ~ contact @_adventurequestx for more information on this exceptional tour! https://www.adventurequestx.com/book-a-trip ........... [Alaska 2017 on expedition with @paulnicklen @liannanixon @ericnixonphoto for @sea_legacy ] #turningthetide #sealegacy #adventurequestx #aquaticadventures #brownbears #katmai #katmainps #kodiak #alaskabears #bearsofalaska #alaskawildlife #bearsofinstagram #wildlife_seekers #wildlifetravel #photographytravel #phototours #ecotourism #traveltuesday #gonefishing #canon_photos #bnw_captures #bnw_planet2018 #bnw_nature #bnw_greatshots
Sleek and powerful, these “Greyhounds of the Sea” are fast but not fast enough to escape the inexcusable tragic fate that could befall them in Icelandic waters. Despite international opposition, endangered fin whales are once again being hunted in Iceland after a 2 year hiatus. The government of Iceland approved the whaling company Hvalur hf’s quota of 190 of the world’s second largest animal. CEO Kristján Loftsson is responsible for resurrecting this inhumane killing of whales, with at least 2 fin whales having already been slaughtered in the week since the hunting resumed. Please speak out to #StopIcelandWhaling and join @sea_legacy in putting pressure on the Icelandic government through the link in the @sea_legacy bio. Together we can urge Iceland to put an end to this senseless killing. With @susan_bird_ @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @sea_legacy @_adventurequestx @_aquaticadventures ****This work was performed under authorization of the Azores governmental permit n.0 02-ORAC-2018 issued on Feb 22, 2018 #turningthetide #finwhales #whales #whalewatching #ecotourism #savethewhales #wildlife_seekers #uw_photography #nauticam #nauticamhousings #canon_photos
Meeting whales underneath the waves is life changing; an unforgettable experience! This could be you! Join me and @_aquaticadventures this winter for our 29th season of bringing guests to experience the “Whales of the Silver Bank”. Check link in bio for availability - spaces are filling quickly! Proud to support @coastalstudiesptown & @sea_legacy as we continue protecting what we love! . . . . @_adventurequestx @explorer.ventures #aquaticadventures #adventurequestx13 #adventurequestx #sealegacy #turningthetide #centerforcoastalstudies #conservation #ecotourism #humpbackwhale #humpback #humpbacks #whales #silverbank #dominicanrepublic #swimwithhumpbackwhales #whalesofthesilverbank #canon_photos #canon_wildlife #underwaterphotography #uw_photography #nauticam #nauticamhousings #wildlife_seekers #wildlife_shots #ecotourist #wildlifetraveler #wildlifetravels #snorkeling #whaletales #whaletrips
“Please help us save our oceans. We’re depending on you!” We must be the voice of the voiceless inhabitants of the seas and do all that we can to ensure a healthy environment that benefits us all. On this World Oceans Day, please consider supporting the missions of @sea_legacy and @coastalstudiesptown. Together we can make a difference and save our oceans. Whales of the Silver Bank 2018 | Silver Bank, Dominican Republic | @_aquaticadventures @adventurequestx13 . . . . . #worldoceansday #worldoceansweek #sealegacy #turningthetide #centerforcoastalstudies #aquaticadventures #adventurequestx #adventurequestx13 #humpbackwhales #humpbacks #whales #oceanconservation #saveourseas #makeadifference #uw_photography #underwaterphotography #wildlifephotography #canon #nauticam #nauticamhousings #adventuretravel #planetorplastic #ecotourism
Time moved as if in slow motion as this 70 ft blue whale dove right under me, gliding smoothly through the water, seemingly never ending. Just one of many memorable moments while on expedition for @sea_legacy with @paulnicklen , @cristinamittermeier & @susan_bird_ exploring the waters surrounding the Azores archipelago in search of the largest animal ever known to have lived on Earth, the blue whale, even larger than any dinosaur. As we approach World Oceans Day 2018, I encourage you to support @sea_legacy and @coastalstudiesptown , organizations that are making a difference for our oceans and its inhabitants. ***This work was performed under the authorization n.0 02-ORAC-2018 issued by the Government, on February 22, 2018 @_aquaticadventures @adventurequestx13 @100talassa #aquaticadventures #adventurequestx #adventurequestx13 #sealegacy #turningthetide #azores #picoisland #azoreswhalewatching #espacotalassa #whales #bluewhale #whalewatching #swimmingwithwhales #canon #canon_wildlife #canon_photos #nauticam #nauticamhousings #uw_photography #underwaterphotography #naturephotography #marinemammals #underthesea #adventuretravel #oceanconservation #worldoceansweek #worldoceansday #marineconservation
Breathtaking encounter with a majestic blue whale! When the largest animal on earth glides effortlessly through the water near you, it not only takes up the entire camera frame but your breath as well. Awestruck! We owe these giants of the sea our utmost respect and every effort to keep them and their aquatic habitats safe and healthy for generations to come. Follow @sea_legacy for more updates from this exciting expedition in the Azores earlier this month with @paulnicklen , @cristinamittermeier and @susan_bird_ ****This work was performed under the authorization n.0 02-ORAC-2018 issued by the Government, on February 22, 2018 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• @adventurequestx13 @_aquaticadventures #aquaticadventures #adventurequestx13 #sealegacy #turningthetide #conservation #oceanconservation #visitazores #azores #bluewhale #underwaterphotography #uw_photography #canon_photos #canon_wildlife #nauticam #nauticamhousings #whales #whalewatching #whaletales #whaletrips #marineconservation #savethewhales #ourplanetdaily #naturephotography #deepblue
An unforgettable encounter! This sperm whale drops the giant squid (Architeuthis) tentacle he’s been chewing on, I quickly grab it and entice him with it as he follows me around for 30 minutes, possibly wanting it back! What an incredible up-close interaction! Tragically, humankind’s interactions with these magnificent creatures hasn’t always been so benign. Particularly valuable due to their spermaceti (wax like substance found in their heads), they were killed in vast numbers by whalers between the 17th and 20th centuries. While other threats still exist, they thankfully are afforded the protections the IWC whaling ban provides them and they continue to roam the ocean depths in search of squid, with just the occasional human observing them instead of hunting them. Dominica 2016 with @adventurequestx13 @_aquaticadventures #turningthetide @sea_legacy #sealegacy #tomconlin #adventurequestx #aquaticadventures #spermwhales #spermwhale #dominica #nauticam #nauticamhousings #canon #canonphotography #uw_photography #underwaterphotography #whalewatching #whaletrips #whales #wildlife_seekers #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #bucketlisttravel #travelinspired #globetrotter #oceanconservation #savethewhales
As we headed out just after sunrise in search of brown bears feeding on salmon we came upon this bear intently looking for and feeding on clams along the coastline. Look closely, see the clam under that enormous paw?! These opportunistic feeders have a varied diet of vegetation, berries and salmon as well as these clams they’ve become quite adept at foraging for at low tide. While bears are terrestrial dwellers, their reliance on a healthy marine ecosystem as a source of sustenance highlights how important the continued monitoring and management of the health of our oceans is. Organizations like @sea_legacy & @conservationorg are working tirelessly to combat many of the threats our oceans face, threats that could potentially impact the clam this bear was about to snack on, including oil spills, ocean acidification and climate change. Healthy oceans, healthy planet. Katmai National Park, Alaska 2016 @adventurequestx13 @_aquaticadventures @sea_legacy #aquaticadventures #adventurequestx #sealegacy #turningthetide #alaskawildlife #bears #brownbear #brownbears #katmai #katmainationalpark #katmaicoast #kodiak #travelalaska #wildlifetravel #wildlifeshots #adventuretravel #ecotourism #ecotourist #naturephotography #naturelovers #bearsofig #canon #canonphotography #canon_photos #oceanconservation #healthyoceans
#Repost @susan_bird_ ・・・ Today we had the breathtaking opportunity to float in the open ocean as the largest animal on our planet swam in slow motion directly underneath us. There are no words to describe this profoundly mystical and humbling experience. I created this image while working in the Azores under governmental permit n.0 02-ORAC-2018 issued on Feb 22, 2018. @_tomconlin @_aquaticadventures @sea_legacy @cristinamittermeier @paulnicklen #wayofthewhale #underwaterphotography #whale #ocean
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