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Over the past few months I’ve made some new images to share with you. Images are available to purchase on my website. These images were made in Indonesia, Mexico and Florida. http://benjhicks.com/purchasing-prints/

Indonesia tourism authority promo expedition

In October 2018 The tourism authority of Indonesia invited myself and 10 other influencers across the globe to come create content for them across the country on an amazing trip! I wanted to share some of my favorite images from Derawan, Raka Ampat, Komodo National Park and Bail! A couple videos I created as well!

Interview on NPR live radio

As a kid I listened to my parents radio every morning and evening the local NPR station. I always thought is was so boring and not interesting. Fast forward to July 2018 when I was asked to chat live on WLRN Miami’s NPR. Huge honor to talk about my work photographing sea turtles and the state of their survival. You can see the article and listen here: http://www.wlrn.org/post/chris-king-saving-sea-turtles-and-underwater-cemetery

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! https://guyharveyoutpostblog.com/behind-the-scenes-from-ben-hicks-photo-workshop-at-guy-harvey-resort-st-augustine-beach/

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 me 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!