A Virtual Diving Vacation On World Oceans Day – June 8th
Orange and White Clownfish hiding in sea anemone, Indonesia
It’s World Oceans Day today and, to celebrate, My Late Deals have found a raft of stunning photos of oceans and the creatures who inhabit them.
These images give you the perfect opportunity to reflect upon the breathtaking wildlife and reefs that call them home, and remind us why we should be working so hard to protect them.
The photos also provide a virtual escape for those currently staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While adhering to government guidelines to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, these images will mentally whisk you away to oceans on the other side of the world.
The images allow you to dive into some of the best waters on the planet, including the Red Sea, the sparkling blue waters that surround the island of the Maldives and the Belize Barrier Reef.
Some of the notable wildlife that you can see include a barracuda and a great white shark. Here are some stunning underwater photos:
A beautiful barracuda joruneying through Belize
Barracudas are one of the fastest fish in the sea with an estimated speed of 36mph. The biggest threats to barracudas are recreational fishing and the barracuda meat trade.
A giant whale shark in the Maldives
A giant whaleshark in the Maldives
Although giant, whale sharks are friendly fish that pose no threat to humans. They’re currently listed as a vulnerable species but they continue to be hunted in some parts of the world.
A great white shark at Guadalupe Island, Mexico
Great whites are the largest predatory fish on Earth. They grow to an average of 15 feet in length and are considered a vulnerable species.
A school of spinner dolphins swimming close to Molokini Island in Hawaii
Skilled acrobats, spinner dolphins are often seen jumping out of the water performing complicated aerial manoeuvres.
A turtle swimming gracefully in Roatán, Honduras
Six of the seven sea turtle species are sadly classified as threatened, endangered, or critically endangered. This is largely due to pollution and climate change and hunting and fishing.