Waterworld Workshops at Guy Harvey Resort in St. Augustine, Florida July 19-21

Recently I partnered with St. Augustine Camera club, Guy Harvey Resorts, Canon USA and Aquatech camera housings.  I lectured to a packed room of camera club members and guests at their monthly meeting on Thursday evening.  Friday and Saturday we did a 4 hr hands on workshop at the beach and also in the classroom.  What a great crew!  Thanks to my good friend Dasher that shot a small video about the workshop! Here is a little more info Guy Harvey posted about the workshop!

Ben Hicks Waterworld from Dasher on Vimeo.

Tortuga Soul Towels and Ocean Conservation

We have recently teamed up with Tortuga Soul in the makings of these yoga towels. The main goal is primarily to focus on ocean conservation by lowering our own carbon print with plastic usage. Specifics are below. If you’d like to purchase visit our shop in the Home page.

Tortuga Soul Towels

  • This beautiful rainbow turtle will help brighten up your day
  • Each image is from my collection
  • Quick drying and super absorbent 
  • Sand resistant design making it perfect for yoga flows on the beach
  • 24 x 72″ 40% recycled ocean plastic
  • 0.5lb making it light weight and easy for traveling

Discovery Channel Collaboration

The Discovery Channel reached out in May to partner with my on Sea Turtle day in sharing my favorite sea turtle photo and the story behind it.  Here are some screen shots from the collaboration!   As seen on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook reaching a combined 55 million people around the world! 

Ad campaign for Certina watches with Sea Turtle Conservancy in Panama




A newly tagged leatherback sea turtle.

Creating images in a dynamic atmosphere often poses challenges and lots of surprises. Recently we traveled to a remote stretch of beach on the Caribbean side of Panama to document tagging of leatherback sea turtles with the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Certina watches, has partnered with the Conservancy to create a Sea Turtle Conservancy watch that will help promote, support the Sea Turtle Conservancy and provide transmitters to help learn more about sea turtles. Certina needed images and video of the watch used in the field! Here are some images and also a short video I made to highlight the journey. Certina will be making a longer more refined video for the public.


Collaboration with BBC Earth

I have had the honor to work with BBC earth a couple times.  Previously at the America premiere of Blue Planet 2 last December.  They reached out and wanted to use my photo of a turtle trying to eat a plastic bag on their social campaign.  I am grateful that I can have so many eyes on my images to hopefully get the attention to start conserving and have more awareness of our planet, thanks BBC Earth! 

Smithsonian new Look exhibit in Shanghai Sept 12-Nov 26 2017

For those of you in China, you can check out two of my images in the new Smithsonian Look 探索视界 – 史密森尼摄影展 exhibit September 12 – November 26, 2017 at Jing’an Sculpture Park in Shanghai, China. This is one of them!

Thank you Gumbo Limbo Nature Center!

Thank you Friends of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for an awesome night A huge honor to win the CRESTT (Conservation, Research, Education, Stewardship for Today and Tomorrow) award!

Look exhibit in Seoul, Korea – Winter 2017

Excited to have a piece with the Smithsonian at their exhibit in Seoul Korea.  Here are some shots from the exhibit. The exhibit is up until March 15, 2017