Growing up my mom took me and my sisters to silver strand. The ocean is where I find peace and tranquility. Back in 2009, I had a saltwater aquarium that became my obsession. At times 2009 was a remote year for me. I found an insane amount of fulfillment from creating an underwater world. Balancing all the chemicals to maintain life was a daily challenge I loved. I would visit every aquarium possible to study the art of aquatic creation. I shot this photo at the long beach aquarium. These underwater puppies are some of the most majestic creatures on earth.
We ALL need to contribute to keeping the places we love, live, and play clean. Despite our differences--just like this sea lion and penguin--this is all of our home and we must take pride in OUR shared home, our planet.