Juan Oliphant #JuanSharks

Juan Oliphant #JuanSharks Follow

Professional #ConservationPhotographer #SharkPhotographer #ForACause. Owner @OneOceanDiving Working to inspire more to #HelpSaveSharks & #SaveTheOcean

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A repost from ❤️@oceanramsey CallToAction This breaks my heart, please #helpsavesharks I LOVE this shark, she was one of the most amazing individual beings I’ve ever met, it makes my whole being sick to see the headlines in the images please swipe, a 22ft pregnant white shark was just killed of Taiwan and her pups (babies) cut out of her. I’ve dedicated my life to speaking up for them but to make the change, to gain the protection they need and deserve they need YOUR voice too. Please help to ban finning and shark fishing in your home or nearest waters or write to these fishermen in China. My call to action is for the sharks like this “Grandma Great White” in Hawaii, right now there is a bill (bills become laws if supported enough) to ban the purposeful killing of sharks and rays in Hawaii. Please send an email to the senators listed on HelpSaveSharks.Org (Link in @waterinspired bio) urging them to schedule the bill before the deadline. Please don’t let sharks like this disappear, wasteful killing doesn’t just happen in China and Taiwan, it’s happening around the world at a rate that averages out to 70,000,000-100,000,000 sharks being killed every year! Just for a wasteful toxic status symbol bowl of soup, or for sport or further decimation of their populations 💔 Please take action today and make your voice count for those without a voice #save sharks #savetheocean Incredible shark, incredible best moment of my life, incredible photo by @camgrantphotography incredible infographic by @undovr diving with my @oneoceandiving ohana team #sharkconservation #sharkresearch #hawaiigreatwhite #sharksinhawaii #hawaii #shark #greatwhite #savesharksinhawaii #taiwangreatwhite #greatwhiteshark #savethegreatwhiteshark #whiteshark #oceanramsey #oneocean
Split image of @oceanramsey and one of the islands off the @conradboraboranui. So lucky I get to call this beautiful mermaid 🧜‍♀️ my wife soon. To be honest I always imagined Bora Bora to be really busy like Waikiki and possibly over rated which is why I have always traveled else where in French Polynesia.  It is actually very quite, the local people are so incredibly nice, and the island itself is amazingly beautiful. And in the right spot on the reef the Electric blue waters of a Bora Bora are stunning.  #notoverrated #amazing #beautiful #beautifuldestinations #conradboraboranui #ecofriendly #bluewater  photo by @juansharks using @aquatech_imagingsolutions @xcelwetsuits
@oceanramsey slipping back under the stingray blankets  @conradboraboranui  Stingrays are  are some of the sweetest underwater animals I know.  Sure like any wild animal they could be dangerous but they only use their stinging barb in self defense and the only time I have been stung was in California when I was walking out on the sand to go surfing and mistakenly stepped on one. #conradboraboranui #stingrays #ecofriendlyresort #rays #pancake #sharks
Hope for our future generations.  Art meets conservation meets technology to build coral!  This piece is a flower structure using a low voltage charge to attract mineral deposits that speed up the growth of corals. With so many coral reefs dying this could be a great solution to help offset the destruction. Bonus it’s beautiful and iconic underwater art. Using solar power to run bio rock technology @conradboraboranui making efforts to protect and grow corals 👊🏽🤙🏽🙏🏽😍😍😍😍. #Conradboranui  #biorock #underwater eco-art-coral growth structures.
#coralrestoration #coralgrowth #coralreef #coral #coralturtle #reef #reefsafe #conservation #technology #biorock #borabora #tahiti #frenchpolynesia #underwaterart #bestdives #beautifuldestinations #Savetheocean photo by #juansharks using @aquatech_imagingsolutions diver @oceanramsey ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
This morning sunrise in Bora Bora @conradboraboranui. @oceanramsey is on the stand up paddle board in the channel.  We got up at dark for this shot and it was  raining but the sun came out  just long enough to get this 🌨🌈🌦. #conradboraboranui is a amazing place that I will be coming back to on my visits to French Polynesia.  #stayinspired #ecofriendlyresort #beautifuldestinations #sunrise #mountains #island #paradise #withmylove #oceanramsey
This is cool @conradboranui is literally growing corals in flower pots underwater and transplanting them onto artistic structures, making not only a cool underwater swim through art exhibit but helping to grow coral reefs that are vital to healthy marine ecosystems. Will post some of the artistic biorock structures are even tech savvy with a low voltage charge to help the corals grow faster. #impressed. @oceanramsey always swimming purposefully making sure not to kick or touch the coral since. Remember to use #reefsafesunscreen like @allgoodbrand or a rash guard like the tigershark one from @xcelwetsuits which also benefits conservation initiative. 
#coral #bluethumb #growcoral #conradboranui #borabora #growingcoral #savethereef #savetheocean #coralreef #reef #underwatergarden #biorock #tahiti #conservation
Black tip reef shark perfection In Bora Bora @conradboraboranui  Right after the stingrays you get to go for a swim with these cute little guys during their shark and ray encounter.  There were also some very large lemon sharks that would pop into to say hi, but the black tips in the crystal blue waters had all my attention.  Falling in love with Bora Bora more and more each day. #beautifuldestinations #paradise #stayinspired  #happyplace #perfect #sharks #blacktip #reefshark #conradboraboranui #withmylove @oceanramsey #helpsavesharks
Some of the clearest water I have ever seen. Bora Bora Blue @conradboraboranui  @oceanramsey  #beautiful #ocean #beautifuldestination #blue #waterinspired #withmylove #beautifulfiancee
Grateful to visit sharks around the world with my beautiful sharky fiancé! @oceanramsey soaking up the colorful sunset & watching the glass waves roll in at the end of the day after #sharks and #rays and corals  @conradboraboranui If you’re ever on #borabora check out the shark and ray and coral restoration at #conradboranui 
#beautifuldestinations #happyplace #heaven #nature #sunset #beautiful #model #ocean #reefsafe #paradise #diedandgonetoheaven #withmylove  #mrandmrsshark #waves #sunset #tahiti
Watching this big local Tahitian tiger check out my Fiancée ❤️@oceanramsey  This tiger shark is fully aware that we are not a food source. Her eyes are open and she is approaching us very slowly.  All Ocean has to deter her approach is gently put her hand out to redirect her.  This shark was the largest of the 6 we encountered and the only one this relaxed.  The others where super shy at first and then became very inquisitive and a bit more on the  pushy side requiring more to redirect.  Personally these younger tiger sharks where just trying to get information on what we where and unfortunately they have to use their mouth sometimes to figure out things which comes off as aggressive, when it really is their way of learning.  You should always use caution diving with tiger sharks because u never know what they have encountered in their life and they are wild animals, but so so far from monsters.  They deserve respect and need to be protected.  Tiger sharks are red listed as threatened animals with populations less than 30,000 by the ICUN.  A Huge mahalos for the Photo by @kokocuvier  during a tiger shark survey for @maomanafoundation  be on the look out for amazing things for sharks in French Polynesia  thanks to this foundation that Kori and @pierrick_moana have started. We will are proudly supporting them and will join the foundation in effort to help them raise awareness for shark conservation here.  #sharkconservation #raisingawerness #ApexPredatorNotMonster #oneocean #onechance #onepersoncanmakeadifference #nevergiveup #helpsavesharks #photooftheday #withmylove
Curious. What would you do in this situation? 
Normally when a shark comes back to you repeatedly I would advise getting out of the water but this kind of gentle curiosity, the shark slowly seeks contact, not jaw popping, is that magical moment. Vid shot by possibly one of the most experienced people in the world working with sharks @oceanramsey 
Read her last post for more info. #sharkcontact #makingcontact #whoareyou #whatisthis #curiousshark #shark Diving with @oceanramsey @kokocuvier @pierrick_moana @mooreamoanatours for new project Ma’o mana foundation. Shot on iPhone in @axisgo by @aquatech_imagingsolutions
@oceanramsey finding a nice place  to get some sun.  #underwaterbeach #beautifuldestinations @xcelwetsuits #tigerwetsuit #wetsuitforacause