Our Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) partner photographers have captured the essence of ocean love this Valentine’s day.
We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to partner with some of the world’s most talented and innovative nature photographers. We celebrate their fantastic work in this blog and give them thanks for inspiring viewers to connect with, and help conserve, wild ocean places and creatures.
From Paul Nicklen: Emperor penguin parents care for their newborn.
From Daniel Fox: Sea lions ‘kiss’ as they soak up warm beach rays.
From Andy Brandy Casagrande IV: A mamma polar bear comforts her two cubs.
From Brian Skerry: A Wrought Iron butterflyfish receives some loving help removing parasites from a cleaner wrasse.
From Cristian Dimitrius: Brown Booby courtship on the Alcatrazes Islands of Brazil.
From Kai Matthes: A mother humpback whale and her calf play around Silver Bank north of the Dominican Republic.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Marine Conservation Institute!