I’m an avid scuba diver and photographer from Singapore, and I love to observe marine animals in their natural habitat. Being with these spectacular creatures in the open ocean is quite an intimate experience as the animal can choose to flee or stay to observe you as well. This is quite a stark contrast from a fish in a small aquarium tank where it is trapped and forced to endure the tapping of glass by little children.
“Where land ends and the sea does start,
This is where nature most steals my heart.
Where the waves roll in and the water glistens,
Where you can close your eyes and listen,
To those special sounds of birds and gulls,
The whispers of the sea’s sweet lulls.”
Lorna Badeo, USA
Feeling closest to nature:
I’ve always loved the dying light of evening - that soft hush right before the sun finally descends and night’s shadow sweeps in. It strikes me as a time for reflection and contemplation. There’s something about the twilight that evokes a sense of melancholy in me - a sadness for a time that I’m not even sure ever existed. It’s when nature and memory and reflection all seem to converge into something slightly mystical, where anything is possible and yet everything is winding down.