Michaela Skovranova@mishkusk

Olympus Visionary @olympus_au

https://mailchi.mp/f0e107e747b4/plasticfree

Happy Earth Day from one of my favourite places in the world 😍 underwater world is a pretty special place 💫 #humpbackwhale #nature #ocean #wildlife #earthday #protectwhatyoulove #olympusinpired #underwater Music by @jaccobm @olympus_au


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What a beautiful spot to watch the sunset 💙 #ocean #nature #sydney #shellybeach #australia #manly #sunset #olympusinspired


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Floating in sea-lion heaven. Every time I work on a new project I learn something new - it’s a continuous stretch of my abilities. 💫

This is why while I am in-between projects I try to practice as much possible in my own underwater backyard whether its a pool or the ocean.
It’s thanks to these learnings from my immediate surroundings I am able to enter new environments and feel comfortable with my approach.
I was very fortunate to be able to collaborate with @natgeoyourshot to help put a set of these principles into practice for the Underwater community 🐢

April 18th is the last day to submit to the “Underwater Beauty” assignment - this project explores the beauty of your underwater backyard. I have seen the most incredible submissions from people creating underwater worlds from fish tanks to documenting all the weird and wonderful creatures I hope to one day meet.

I hope to see your work on there too. Once the assignment commences we will be curating some of our favourite images into a story to be featured on @natgeoyourshot 😍 link to enter in bio

Photograph of me by @hatton511 for @olympus_au from one of the most beautiful places in the world #exploreyourunderwaterbackyard #underwaterbeauty #underwater #ocean #wildlife #australia #australiansealion #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #underwaterphotography


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Watching sea lions fly under crashing waves was pure happiness 🌟 @olympus_au #nature #ocean #wildlife #sealion #australiansealion #omdrevolution #olympusinspired #australia #eyrepeninsula


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Less than a week left to enter my @natgeoyourshot assignment Underwater Beauty 💙💫 so many stunning images and words entered already from so many corners of the world. This photo is from my favourite little corner of the world where I learned underwater photography 💫🌿 can’t wait to see what you share . Competition closes 18th of April link in bio #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #underwater #nature #ocean #australia #exploreyourunderwaterbackyard #sydney #underwaterbeauty


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In words of Sylvia Earle: “Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.” Single-use plastic is devastating our ecosystem. It is estimated that around 8 million tonnes of plastic enters our ocean every year.
Once plastic debris enters the ocean it’s ingested by seabirds, turtles, dolphins and hundreds of other marine species. It’s an overwhelming issue and it can be hard to know exactly how to begin to tackle this enormous problem.
Together with marine biologist @forrestinwonderland and graphic designer @grumpyturtledesign we have created a simple guide on how to work towards a single use plastic free lifestyle. 💙🌿 An e-book for all the ocean lovers, turtle admirers, bottled-water buyers, surf seekers, beach cleaners, whale worshippers, and anyone who’s ever used a straw. To inspire change, share solutions and most importantly remember why we’re bothering in the first place. Through images, facts and ideas, we hope to help you to create a happier, healthier ocean, human, and the whole planet, by changing your relationship with plastic. Link in bio!
#ocean #nature #protectwhatyoulove #plasticfree #plasticfreeliving #plasticpollution #suitainablecoastlines #australia #wildlife #australiansealion #underwater #olympusinspired #oceanstories #exploreyourunderwaterbackyard


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I am excited to share my latest collaboration with @natgeoyourshot We created an assignment which aims to explore the beauty of the underwater world. It is free for anyone to enter and it’s a wonderful community to share your work with 💙

This assignment is inspired by the March 2018 National Geographic magazine story about Drying Lakes and encourages you to discover not only the physical environment found in underwater, but also to explore the spirituality, challenges, and freedom this world inspires. I invite you to celebrate one of the most important ecosystems in the world by photographing the beauty found underwater.

Friends, photographers, divers, ocean lovers - please feel free to submit and share your underwater world - I can't wait to see how you see 🐋

The assignment ends on Apr 18, 2018
This video was created for my project “Bloom” - a love project which started it all 💙🌿 video created by @hatton511 @olympus_au music by @brailleface . Link in bio to learn more about the project and how to submit: yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/assignments/underwater-beauty/ #underwaterbeauty #exploreyourunderwaterbackyard #nature #underwater #ocean #waterfall #nationalgeographic #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #olympusinspired #australia #byronbay #protectwhatyoulove


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Just returned from an incredible trip in South Australia where we were working on two projects with @hatton511 . We saw so many special places and only just scratched the surface. Every single place we visited we wished we could stay longer.
The locals that get to enjoy the wildness of this place have a world of knowledge to share and are so fortunate to experience nature in this way
One of my favourite places was Murphy's Hay Stacks - the light, the colour and the warmth of the rocks 💙 The process that created Murphy's Haystacks began around 1,500 million years ago when boiling magma filled crevices below the earth’s surface and then cooled, laying down a granite base which gives them the beautiful colour. They retain the warmth of the sun as it sets behind them. Ahh so many more moments to share 💫 #nature #southaustralia #eyrepeninsula #murphyshaystacks #australia #landscape #sunset #omdrevolution #olympusinspired @olympus_au @greenpeaceap


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Yesterday I had one of the most beautiful ocean days of my life 💙 calm seas while surrounded by puppies of the sea. We visited Hopkins Island colony off Port Lincoln, South Australia. Each colony has such a different energy and personalities but one thing that they all have in common is that they all love to play - with each other and us humans too 💫 @adventurebaycharters @olympus_au @greenpeaceap #oceanstories #ocean #nature #wildlife #underwaterphotography #australiansealion #nationalpuppyday #sealion #australia #greataustralianbight


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This is Alfie, He belongs to a wild Australian sea lion colony in South Australia 💙 Sea lions are incredibly playful and inquisitive - he loves to play with ropes, shells, rocks, seaweed and loves to watch people’s feet shuffle on the ocean floor. Alfie’s mum was always close by. Mum and pup are often heard calling to each other in amongst the colony. As with many social mammals, sea lions are able to identify each other. According to our guide, Alfie has a very similar personality traits to his beautiful mum #australiansealion #nature #wildlife #ocean #underwater #southaustralia #greataustralianbight #australia #protectwhatyoulove #oceanstories #sealion #olympusinspired @olympus_au


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