The Owlet - BlueWorldTV
Greetings from Sonipat, Haryana!
I want to talk about Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, one of my favourite shows about the natural world.
Jonathan Bird is an Emmy-award-winning underwater cinematographer who films the underwater world. His show gives you an almost first-person perspective of the world under the waves while educating you about it in a way that is engaging and entertaining. From reefs to wrecks, rivers to underwater caves, they explore everything related to the ocean.
I first stumbled across BlueWorldTV when one of their videos popped up on my youtube feed. The title and thumbnail looked inviting, so I clicked it. Soon I was consumed by all thing Scuba, watching all the episodes I could find. I watched everything from shark diving to wreck diving, cave diving to river diving, drift diving to free diving and everything in between.
I am an avid scuba diver. This sport has allowed me to explore a world that many never get to see. I have followed sharks through strong currents, watched Manta rays at reef cleaning stations, and swam alongside the world’s largest fish. To say that I am in love with the ocean would be an understatement.
Through BlueWorldTV, I found a way to keep that rapture alive when I am not around the ocean. I have learnt about dive sites all around the world. Moreover, it brushed up my marine biology, something I wasn’t all that knowledgeable about before.
So whatever your interest level might be, I highly recommend checking out their videos. It will leave you fascinated, more informed, and slightly happier than you were before!
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In retrospect, I am glad I did not have my camera as my creativity was pushed when using the phone camera. In the future, I will try and use the phone more in my photographic journey.
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