18 gorgeous photos to celebrate the deep blue glory of the world’s oceans

18 gorgeous photos to celebrate the deep blue glory of the world’s oceans

IN PICTURES: The oceans are our lifeblood and our playground. Let these stunning images inspire us to do a better job of protecting them.

These stunning photographs celebrating the beauty of our seas were released this month by Red Bull as part of “World Oceans Day” (8th of June, to be exact).

The initiative aims to highlight the wonder of the seven seas and foster collaboration for their conservation and a better future.

It got our attention. Why would you pollute this?

Mick Fanning up for some more tube-time in paradise // Agustin Munoz/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Bobby Brown going up the line from a deep free dive at Red Bull High Performance Camp Breath Hold + Surf Survival Camp in Kona, Hawaii, USA, in August 2014 // Bryce Groark / Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Orlando Duque dives on Malpelo Island, Colombia on November 9th 2009 // Ray Demski/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Kai Lenny performing during the Red Bull Rockets event in Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, Spain on June 24th, 2011 // Alberto Lessmann/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Seth Moniz surfs in Teahupoo, Tahiti, French Polynesia on August 11th, 2014 // Ryan Miller/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
June 8, 2015. Leg 8 to Lorient onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 1. A group of Portuguese dolphin blow off some early morning energy in the water between Alvimedica, Brunel, and Abu Dhabi. A tricky night of choices, most notably whether to sail north inshore along the coast or further offshore to the west, was made tougher by persistently light conditions and clouds. // Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Casper Steinfath performs during a photo shoot in Peloponnese, Greece on July 18th 2016. // Alex Grymanis / Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Casper Steinfath seen during a photo shoot in Peloponnese, Greece on July 18th 2016. // Alex Grymanis / Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Jordan Mercer performs during the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships in Hawaii, on July 31, 2016. // Jianca Lazarus/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Competitors perform during the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton 2016 in Perth, Australia on December 3, 2016 // Peta North/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Ian Walsh, Kelly Slater surf during the Eddie Opening Ceremony in Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA on December 1, 2016 // Trevor Moran / Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Mick Fanning surfing in Lofoten, Norway on November 10, 2016 // Mats Grimsæth / Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Caroline Marks poses for an underwater portrait-lifestyle at Bolas Beach on Crete Greece, on December 03, 2016 // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Mick Fanning surfs in Coolangatta, Australia on March 11, 2017 // Trevor Moran / Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Mick Fanning surfs in Coolangatta, Australia on March 16, 2017 // Trevor Moran / Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Hawaii’s Zane Schweitzer claims the crown of The Ultimate Waterman for 2017 defending his title from last year. The eight athletes battled each other as well as the harsh conditions of Southland across eight events With the final discipline of the 2017 Ultimate Waterman taking place today April 9. The eight athletes competed in the OC1 Waka Ama Canoe race over 16 kilometres from Southland’s Colac Bay to Riverton. The event was won by Australias Jackson Maynard with Hawaiian Zane Schweitzer taking the overall title for 2017. Pictured here Coco Nogalles of Mexico stroked toward the finish line and the completion of his Ultimate Waterman campaign. // Cory Scott / Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Kai Lenny participates in Downwind Voyage for Change in Hawaii, USA on 27 March, 2017. // Andy Mann / Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
Olya Raskina performs in Cape Town, South Africa on March 1, 2017 // Kirill Umrikhin/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com


With Reuters. Originally appeared on TheSouthAfrican.com


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