1. Celebrating Life - SOCORRO ISLANDS

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    All you need to know about one of the most exciting places on earth in only 2 minutes.

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    • A Good Planet...

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      This is my 2014 video reel. Shot on RED Epic MX and Epic Dragon cameras in some of the most amazing waters of the planet - Indonesia, Cayman Islands, Mexico (Pacific and Atlantic), Tonga and the Maldives. This film has recently been selected to screen at the San Diego Undersea Film Exposition.

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      • Manta Rays at Risk

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        from Martin Ureta / Added

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        Directed by Martin Ureta Animation by José Campos STORY It took millions of years for Mantas to evolve. In 75 years, mankind depleted over 50% of Mantas population globally. Mantas are about to be extinct. Revenue from a dead Manta (fishery): $ 150 Revenue from a living Manta (tourism): $ 1 million Wake up world! Mantas need global protection! ABOUT MANTA RAYS They’re easy targets. Moving slowly through the ocean, often in predictable aggregations – these gentle, filter-feeding giants and their smaller cousins the devil rays - are being fished at an alarming rate. International trade in gill rakers – the tight-knit, feathery structures these filter feeders use to strain plankton – is driven by Asian markets for Chinese medicine and poses an immediate threat to their survival. Catch of mantas reported to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has almost quadrupled in seven years. Mantas have been classified as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They are at particular risk to overfishing because they produce very few young. Many populations have already been depleted by unregulated fishing. Although legally protected in some nations and specific aggregation areas, these gentle giants migrate to unprotected waters of other countries and the high seas. DOLLARS AND SENSE Like sharks, mantas are at the top of diver’s must-see list. Operations that offer manta diving and swimming programs are increasingly profitable and bring significant economic benefits to coastal communities across the globe. The Manta Ray of Hope project estimates the worldwide value of manta-based tourism and filming at $100 million USD per year. With gill rakers fetching a one-time payout of $250 per kilogram for a pseudo-medicinal product, is it really worth the destruction? STOP THE MADNESS Project AWARE and their partners succeeded in helping to protect mantas under the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) in 2011 and CITES – the world’s largest, most effective wildlife conservation agreement in 2013. Make a donation today to ensure that Project AWARE continues critical work to protect mantas and their close relatives the devil rays through: Implemented International Agreements: Currently, only the giant manta ray is protected under the Convention of Migratory Species (CMS). Local and national protections must complement existing and much needed future regional and international agreements essential to effectively protecting all of these wanderers. Enforced International Trade Controls: International trade controls under CITES for manta rays must be implemented and enforced to ensure trade doesn’t threaten the survival of the species. Devil rays threatened by international trade should be considered for listing under CITES. Drop In Demand: Reduced demand for gill rakers and other manta and devil ray products. HOW TO PROTECT MANTAS? Visit Project Aware: www.projectaware.org ABOUT THE FILM This video is an animation using only photos. All shots taken by Martin Ureta in two locations: Hawaii and Maldives. The animation was made with After Effects by José Campos. If you'd like you can download "Manta Rays at Risk" in 4k resolution from the download link. Please feel free to share, send us your comments, suggestions, or feedback! And don't forget to give us credit. CREDITS: Directed by Martin Ureta - www.cameraman.com Animation by José Campos - www.owlbrainwave.wordpress.com Produced by WildlifePhotography.com - www.wildlifephotography.com ABOUT WILDLIFEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM WildlifePhotography.com was established in 2014 with the goal of enlisting the skills and expertise of wildlife photographers and filmmakers to advance conservation efforts around the planet. WildlifePhotography.com aims to raise awareness about endangered species and environmental issues through film and photography. ©2014 Wildlifephotography.com

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        • Islas Revillagigedos

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          music by Ingacio Nunez like: facebook.com/globaldivemedia or visit my website www.globaldivemedia.com

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          • Mantas Jockus Cinematography Reel

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            Take a look and have fun! Music: Apparat - Pv Gesaffelstein - Hate Or Glory www.mantasjockus.de info@mantasjockus.de

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            • Feeding Frenzy - Mantas Rays of the Maldives

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              • Socorro Islands

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                Socorro Island Memories This video Expresses how wonderful is the Underwater World. Where a very thin line separates us, from their world and ours,being in it. Have to Take Care. Enjoy it. Music: Greendjohn "Smooth depth"

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                • Mantas - Raja Ampat - Indonésie

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                  RAJA AMPAT - PAPUA BARAT - INDONÉSIE - MARS 2012. Le "Manta Point" des Raja Ampat est un vrai spa à raies-mantas... Par Corinne Bourbeillon. Vidéo subaquatique réalisée avec le Canon Eos 7D + objectif Tokina 10-17. » http://petitesbullesdailleurs.fr/2012/04/22/manta-raja-ampat-papua-video/

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                  • Diving with Manta Rays in Azores, 45 Miles off Faial island

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                    from Tiago Castro / Added

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                    Diving with more than 20 Manta Rays "Mobula tarapacana" in Princess Alice Bank located in the North Atlantic Ocean in the Azores Islands, 45 Miles off Faial island. Princess Alice is one of the top dives in the world for experienced divers. Although the specie of Manta is different from the one that can be found in famous places like Yap, Maldives or Socorro islands, it is a dive that can easily be matched with these destinations to observe the gentle giants. Princess Alice is a mountain that arises from more than 1000 meters depth until a minimum of 32 meters under the surface. It takes 3h30 to get there. It is what we can call a real "Dive in the Blue". The images where recorded in August 2009 during two dives with Dive Azores Dive Center. www.diveazores.net

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                    • All Blue & You

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                      Paying tribute to all that is beautiful in the sea and worth fighting for, All Blue and You celebrates the ocean and its magnificent creatures. Composed of footage shot and edited by Built By Wildman in Southern Africa. Shot & Edited by Paul Wildman Produced by Julie Andersen Starring: The amazing ocean

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