Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

California King Tides: “Snap the Shore, See the Future”

Monday, December 16th, 2013

What will happen to our coastline with sea level rise? Help us find out! Learn how you can help gather important information about our changing coastline by simply taking and sharing your photos of California’s “King Tides” — the highest tides of the year.

We talk with Heidi Nutters, with the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, about California’s King Tides Initiative, the photography project where your photos play a part in helping scientists and others better understand the impacts of rising waters along the California Coast. King Tides dates this season are December 30-31, January 1-2, and January 29-31, so start thinking of your favorite coastal spots and get your cameras ready!

Everyday Action: Get involved in the California King Tides Initiative. Be safe! Take extra precautions when you walk on slippery areas or near big waves, and always be aware of your surroundings and the weather conditions.

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Capturing the Beauty of California’s Ocean and Coast

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The beauty, mystery, excitement, wildlife and lifestyle of California’s Ocean and Coast are captured in this montage of spectacular photos representing some of the winning images from the 14th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest. We talk with Sylvie Lee of the California Coastal Commission about the contest, sponsored by the Thank You Ocean campaign, the California Coastal Commission, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of California.

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BLUE Ocean Film Festival: September in Monterey

Monday, August 27th, 2012

September 24-30, filmmakers, photographers, scientists, explorers, entertainment executives and the general public, will gather in Monterey at BLUE to honor the best in ocean filmmaking, to learn more about the issues facing our ocean, and to collaborate on improving the future of our ocean. BLUE will screen more than 100 ocean films, showcase manned submersibles and host numerous events and parties. World-class speakers include HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sylvia Earle and explorers Don Walsh, Graham Hawkes and Bob Ballard, among many others. Debbie Kinder, BLUE’s CEO and Executive Director, tells us what’s in store during the festival. Thank You Ocean campaign is proud to be a supporting sponsor of BLUE, and excited to be on a panel with TYO spokesman Edward James Olmos: “Igniting a Movement, Leveraging the Power of Celebrity.” (Photo credit: Bob Talbot)

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Life’s A Beach!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

We’re celebrating our 100th Thank You Ocean Report podcast in style–beach style! It’s summer, and more people enjoy the beaches than any other time. California’s beaches offer a variety of experiences, from quiet coves to broad expanse of sand to rocky crashing waves. You’re a part of the celebration as Thank You Ocean fans share some of their favorite beaches in a video montage ended with a summer beach message in English and Spanish. Here’s to 100 Thank You Ocean Reports and we look forward to hundreds more! Thanks for the support!

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California King Tides Initiative: Glimpses into the Future of Rising Sea Levels

Monday, January 9th, 2012

King Tides are the highest predicted high tides of the year.  Combined with winter storm events, these high water levels can show us how rising sea levels due to climate change might impact our communities in the future.  The California King Tides Initiative is inviting the public to shoot (from a safe distance) and share photos online using social media to build a living record of current and future coastal areas vulnerable to inundation.   Marina Psaros from the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve discusses how these photographs help us visualize the future impacts from sea level rise in your local community and all along the California coastline.
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California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest: Seeing our Watery World Through a Lens

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Over 1,400 photos were submitted to the 13th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by the Thank You Ocean campaign, the California Coastal Commission, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of California! Brian Friedman, the Judges’ First Place Winner, recalls the moment he snapped the winning photograph “Coming Through” at Catalina.  Enjoy the three judges’ choice winners and 13 honorable mentions that were selected by a panel of professional photographers, naturalists, and Coastal Commission and Thank You Ocean staff and the viewers’ choice winner selected by online voters.

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Using the Power of Film to Protect the Health of the Ocean

Monday, October 10th, 2011

MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s largest independent producer of IMAX theatre films with an extraordinary track record and a new campaign to restore the health of the ocean.

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1st Annual Photography Contest

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Gary Powell of Modesto, CA submitted the winning image in our 1st Annual Photography Contest. Gary is a co-founder of, a website devoted to sharing the beautiful and hard-won images of its inhabitants.

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