When you share an endless stream of jellyfish photos, people start asking what you owe your fascination of sea creatures to … here’s a quick homage to the explorers.
In addition to great family camping adventures, a sailboat, and an adventurous dad, I grew up watching The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom (remember Marlin Perkins?) and National Geographic. As a kid, I’d sit cross-legged in front of the TV with my family glued to the images from far corners of the world and the creatures that inhabited them. I was hooked. I was curious. And I wondered. What would it be like to really see a pod of Orcas or see a great white shark in the wild?
Here’s to the explorers, the photographers and the storytellers who are the curiosity builders that inspired my curiosity of the sea and the world around me. Secretly, I still dream of being a National Geographic photographer, or working on a video crew in the wild somewhere. In the meantime, I play with my GoPro and paddle around Puget Sound delighting in the sea life around me.