I have just finished a year working on the BBC series ‘Oceans’. It has been a mind-blowing year that managed to cram a lifetimes worth of Top Life Experiences into 12 months.
The series intended to provide an integrative approach to the sea – to look at the relationship between man and the ocean in a historical context, and what present and future measures are desperately needed to conserve 70% of our planet. I hope we managed to communicate marine science, archaeology and conservation to a wide audience. Personally, it was a privilege to work with such a talented group of people, from award winning technical crew and BBC production staff to a diversity of international scientists.
It would be hard to talk about ‘Oceans’ without mentioning the animals, from the largest to the smallest, vertebrate to invertebrate. We swam with sperm whales, whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays, and marveled at exquisite sea dragons, sea horses and tropical corals.
It feels like you are a temporary visitor to their realm, and I like that – we cannot compete with millions of year of watery evolution and we are constantly reminded of our own limits and just how lucky we are to visit man’s unnatural element.
Below are a few images from the series.
For more ‘Oceans’ information, visit www.bbc.co.uk/oceans
For a few clips from the series, visit youtube