Silent Kingdom

PhotographerChristian Vizl
Prize2nd Place in Nature / Underwater
Entry Description

The majority of humans see marine animals merely as tons of food, but I see them as so much more than that. They donĀ“t have a voice that we can understand, so the higher purpose of my images is to be a voice of the ocean and for the ocean, hoping that people can get a glimpse of who they really are, beautiful sentient individuals, with feelings and different personalities, with complex behaviors and interesting lives that science is only starting to understand. I believe Photography is capable of real service to humanity, promoting empathy and initiating change, so my main purpose as a photographer is to create poetic images showing the incredible beauty of these animals knowing they carry the power of changing our perception and spark the love and empathy that we all have inside.