Oceans


Inspired by World Oceans Day – June 8, 2021.

 

Ocean, Water, Landscape, Photography, Earth, Conservation

Hug The Sea, Australia

 

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Crashing, California

 

“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.”

~Jacques Cousteau

 

Ocean, Water, Landscape, Photography, Earth, Conservation

I’m So Happy!

 

Ocean, Water, Landscape, Photography, Earth, Conservation

Swimmer, California

 

Ocean, Water, Landscape, Photography, Earth, Conservation

Oceanside, Sonoma

 

“When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water.”

~ Benjamin Franklin

 

Ocean, Water, Landscape, Photography, Earth, Conservation

Tideline

 

Ocean, Water, Landscape, Photography, Earth, Conservation

The Wave, Australia

 

“My soul is full of longing

for the secret of the sea,

and the heart of the great ocean

sends a thrilling pulse through me.” 

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Ocean, Water, Landscape, Photography, Earth, Conservation

Sonoma Rocks

 

Ocean, Water, Landscape, Photography, Earth, Conservation

Save Me

 

Ocean, Water, Landscape, Photography, Earth, Conservation

Sea Life

 

Ocean, Water, Landscape, Photography, Earth, Conservation

Winter Sunset

 

To learn more about World Oceans Day, please click here.

 

 

 

 

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225 comments

  1. Love the beach ! Salty sea air – I can just feel it as I gaze at your photos taking us there —Winter Sunset – – who can forget …amazing signature beauty!
    Cheers Jane🥂DS

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  2. Never tire of your ocean pictures. Winter sunset is amazing.

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  3. I swear your image Crashing came with sound effects (or at least I heard them)! Great photos all!

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  4. I really enjoyed these fantastic photos – each has such power in its own way so can’t pick out any in particular. Wonderful.

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  5. Wow the images are amazing!! The cuteness of the child and the beauty of the ocean is just jaw dropping 😭😭💕

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  6. I am so happy to seeing this picture awesome work ❤

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  7. Honestly

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  8. Thank you 😊💕

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  9. Can you imagine there are folks who haven’t seen the ocean first hand? Alas…

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  10. Beautiful❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  11. That’s some breathtaking phytogeography! These photos are more breathtaking than when I see these things with my own eyes! WONDERFULLY CAPTURED!

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  12. How beautiful nature is! Love your photos as always!

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  13. Beautiful photos!

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  14. Superb photography and relative quotes are so thoughtful.

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  15. We try to visit Acadia in Maine every year and sometimes I go on my own. Of course we missed that last year so are eagerly awaiting September to arrive for a return. Your images whetted my appetite for the Maine Coast, Jane.

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  16. Gorgeous photos, with amazing quotes❤️ 😍

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  17. The photos perfectly shot❤️.

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  18. Wonderful images to celebrate the sea! I really like 2 of your B&Ws for the patterns in the sand … Tideline and Sea Life. And, oh my gosh … your last photo, Winter Sunset is sublime!

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    • Thanks, Denise. Glad the monochromes caught your eye- they remind me that it’s not all about the “deep blue sea”. Winter Sunset was one of those spectacular evenings in South Carolina when I was thrilled to have a camera in hand!

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  19. What a pleasure it was to look through this collection Jane. All are invigorating. Those that rally jump out for me: sea lions, Sonoma, sea life, and winter sunset.
    Alison

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  20. Wonderful 😍😍

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  21. Great photography 👍💓

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  22. Great photos again this time👍👍👍

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  23. Breathtaking! The crashing wave in black and white and patterns in the sand are favorites, and of course the stunning sunset. You always have a discerning eye.

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  24. Coming from The Seychelles Islands, where our sea is our Number one natural resource ,I must say ,I thoroughly enjoy this post. Thank you for sharing 🌹

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    • Thank you so much, Faustine. You live in a beautiful part of the world. I was hoping to get to the Seychelles but it is still on my bucket list. So glad you stopped by and enjoyed these photos. 🌊💙

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  25. So many wonderful images, as always! It’s hard to pick out favourites but I am drawn to the shots that are almost abstract like the tideline, the Sonoma rocks and Sea Life. Having said that, the sunset is so hard to resist and I love the composition of the lone swimmer and the toddler in the red hat 🙂

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  26. I have always been drawn towards the oceans since childhood. Your magnificent photographs were a treat to the eyes!

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  27. The oceans have always fascinated me since childhood! It was a great joy to go thru your pics!

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  28. All the photos are so fascinating

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  29. The first one reminds me how much I wanted to go to Australia where my godmother settled when I was still knee high to a grasshopper… such a perfect capture. I could almost imagine being there! Then again… the “save me” image turned upside down might be seen as a rude gesture. ☺️(I’ve been hearing that the sea stars, not fish, appear to be recovering up north) Last, but not least… that “winter sunset” is surreal and utterly amazing. Those lush colors reflected on the waves. Such an amazing catch!

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    • Thanks so much, Gunta. Love reading your reaction. Hope you got to visit Australia at some point- a beautiful country. Funny about Save Me…that’s surely true, although I like to imagine she was just trying to dip a “toe” in the water. 😃Glad you enjoyed these faves!

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  30. Beautiful photos, wow! 🌹

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  31. Good for you, for commemorating World Oceans Day. I wish it was better known. Your images convey the power and beauty of oceans very well. I love the minimalism of Tide Line. ‘Hug the Sea’ is a great way to start off, with love and positivity. The lone swimmer on that huge beach is a wonder. It feels good to see that. And oh, the colors in the intertidal photo, with the starfish and anemones – so rich. That “parade” of rocks at Sonoma is curious – wonderful patterns! Thanks for this, Jane!

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  32. Love love love the oceannn

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  33. Great stuff, Jane!

    ✨🙏🕉🌱🌿🌳🌻💚🕊☯🐉✨

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  34. I sure enjoyed this celebration of the ocean, Jane,. You did a fantastic job of expressing the immensity and power of the sea in your photos, in every single one. The quotes were a pleasant accompaniment too. It’s hard to pick a favorite because each one has its own spectacular qualities. But the ones that grabbed me most were Crashing, Save Me, and Winter Sunset. In Crashing we get the power of the sea in totality. It’s such a powerful photo that we can almost hear the boom of the impact of the water on the boulder. The starfish gives the life and color of the sea, in all its magnificence. And what I like most about Winter Sunset is the meeting of the land, sea and sky and the message of how interconnected it all is. Thanks for this sweeping,expose of our earth’s valuable seas.

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    • Hi Jet, Wow, I sure love reading your thoughtful reaction to these. Very pleased the photos and quotes grabbed you. I hope images like these bring awareness, respect and appreciation for our natural world, which I know, is one of your goals. Thanks very much for your great response. 🙂

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  35. Wonderful set, Jane. For me, the B&W’s are the winners today… 🙂

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  36. Jane , your most fantastic captures of the ocean, clearly demonstrate the beauty of the ocean, which we all need to protect

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  37. superb! Love the sea lions! or are they seals? or otters?

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  38. They are all so stunning Jane. The sunset is exquisite.

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  39. Oh my God! Dude. Every shot in this series has purpose. Winter sunset! C’mon now that’s what Zen looks like. Hug the Ocean that right there … that was full of emotion and got that genuine awwwwww feeling. Totally digging those as my favorites but I got to say starfish hanging on is like my life right now and made me laugh. Jane, you rock! Be feeling the vibes with your pics, thanks for sharing.

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  40. That sunset leaves me speechless.

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  41. Oceans = Life Beautiful set, Jane. That last sunset is absolutely stunning! ❤

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  42. Hug the sea- truly beautiful image…

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  43. How lovely, every single photo and sentiment, with “Save me” and “Hug the sea” closest to my heart. ❤

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  44. Well, you have swelled my eyes once again to the beauty of water 💦
    Wonderful Jane , 🌿

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  45. Stunning images to celebrate Ocean day

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  46. Wow! These pictures are really amazing! I liked them so much as I do organise my trips to sea.

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  47. Beautifully done, Jane. For me, you have shown many faces of the sea, which I find fabulous!

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  48. Wonderful images and quotes, Jane. Your photos are always superb. 👏🏻😍

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  49. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come Enjoy Jane’s Awesome Photography!!

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  50. ot seems jane you like oceans a lot such beautiful pictures of it

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  51. A lovely collection of images and words – thanks, Jane!

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  52. As usual, I start out thinking, “I’ll mention that one as one I really like”, and then the list keeps growing. I like the drama of the first b&w shot, the colors of the flowers in the Sonoma, and both the “Save Me” and that last shot. Have a marvelous weekend, Jane, and thanks for always beautifying my day.

    janet

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  53. hi jane, wonderful pictures which you show us here, i particularly like the 1st. picture. this picture makes you think. i……… .
    many greetings robert

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  54. The power of the ocean!

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  55. Awesome images in the series, Jane, as always! To me the first picture is best to celebrate the World Ocean Day! I love Sea Life image very much, nice capture ar receding tide!

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  56. The last photo winter sunset magnetizing and the ocean waves come in many forms of energy- emotion- like a magical potion LOL

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  57. Winter sunset just takes my breath away… great posts,

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  58. Fabulous, but fabulous….as always.

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  59. Fantastic tribute to our oceans. The vertical emphasis of Sonoma Rocks is especially striking to me.

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  60. That was beautiful, Jane!

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  61. Once again…a wonderful collection of brilliant photos with the perfect quotes to inspire. Our oceans are everything. We need to do a much better job of preserving them.

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  62. That’s one dramatic wave crashing in the second picture. And what an eye-catcher that orange starfish is against the green and maroon.

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  63. Very nice pictures, variety of moods. I love the “Hug The Sea” 🙂

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  64. Good pictures, Jane! I think my favourite is Sea Life; and the size of the waves in Swimmer, California is impressive. 🙂

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  65. Awesome pics; couldn’t have done it better myself …🙃Oceans connect and oceans reflect…

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  66. If I had to make a choice, it would be impossible for me to pick the best picture.

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  67. MARVELLOUS images, Jane!

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  68. Beautiful pictures. Great post

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  69. So cute child and beautiful Ocean 👌🌷🙏

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  70. The little boy is cute and is a good metaphor for how insignificant we are compared to the might of the sea.

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  71. The best way to save oceans is to save its diverse biology. Stop fishing and polluting! Beautiful photos😃

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  72. So fascinating! So many of these pictures would look so good when made using impasto technique!

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  73. Wonderful! Jane, you are among the best photographers. And you have a BIG heart! https://youtu.be/VPW3V91KgDk

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