Sotography: Blog https://www.kylesotophotography.com/blog en-us (C) Sotography (Sotography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:37:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:37:00 GMT https://www.kylesotophotography.com/img/s/v-12/u1026535350-o284737346-50.jpg Sotography: Blog https://www.kylesotophotography.com/blog 120 80 Ocean Conservancy Judge's Choice Winner https://www.kylesotophotography.com/blog/2019/7/ocean-conservancy-judges-choice-winner I’m honored to announce that my image “Golden Hour” has won Judge’s Choice in the 2019 Ocean Conservancy Photo Contest! It’s been a privilege participating this year, and I was awed by all of the  talented artists who are collectively seeking to help the environment. The Ocean Conservancy is an incredible organization that is working towards a cleaner and healthier ocean. I am very grateful for the opportunity to present  my work on their platform, and I hope that this year’s images can show the beauty of the ocean and inspire others to protect it.You can purchase this photo on my website under the gallery titled "Featured."

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(Sotography) animals aquatech biology conservation earth endangered fine art florida free dive nikon ocean photography planet recycle sea turtle sea turtle nesting sea turtles turtles underwater photography water housing wildlife https://www.kylesotophotography.com/blog/2019/7/ocean-conservancy-judges-choice-winner Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:29:00 GMT
Sea Turtle Hatchlings https://www.kylesotophotography.com/blog/2019/3/sea-turtle-hatchlings There's nothing like witnessing the birth of new life in the wild. Last season I watched these hatchlings crawl towards the ocean to begin their journey, one in which will be full of survival, adversary, and conflicts of man. They struggled to reach the water's edge dodging trash and sand castles along the way. Remember to always pick up your trash, reuse everything you can, ditch single use plastics, and spread the word. As this year's nesting season begins, let's make this journey as easy as possible for these little guys. I'm hoping to have some more success this nesting season, last one was amazing and I hope to use my images to spread awareness and push for conservation. 

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(Sotography) animals aquatech biology boca raton conservation earth endangered fine art florida free dive nikon ocean photography planet recycle sea turtle sea turtle nesting sea turtles turtles underwater photography water housing wildlife https://www.kylesotophotography.com/blog/2019/3/sea-turtle-hatchlings Sat, 02 Mar 2019 04:41:00 GMT
Sea Turtle Nesting Season https://www.kylesotophotography.com/blog/2018/4/sea-turtle-nesting-season The nesting season has begun for sea turtles here in Florida! Conservation and ecological awareness is an important role that humans are responsible for during this time of year. Nearly every species of sea turtle is endangered, but YOU can take part in ensuring their survival as a species so that one day they can be removed from the endangered list. Some ways that you can help include picking up trash and plastic (especially off the beach), reducing plastic straw use because millions of plastic straws end up in the ocean year round. Taking reusable bags to the grocery store, this reduces the amount of plastic bags that could end up in the ocean or even a sea turtle's stomach! (mistaken for a jellyfish meal) Hundreds and millions of plastic items could be spared from our oceans if everybody just reused things such as bags or cups. So take your part in conservation by helping our sea turtle friends live happily and healthily. This photo was taken in Boca Raton, Florida. Boca is a hot spot for sea turtle nesting and it's coast is the habitat for hundreds and hundreds of turtles. Shot using a Nikon D750 w/ 10-24mm lens.

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(Sotography) animals aquatech biology boca raton conservation earth endangered fine art florida free dive nikon ocean photography planet recycle sea turtle sea turtle nesting sea turtles turtles underwater photography water housing wildlife https://www.kylesotophotography.com/blog/2018/4/sea-turtle-nesting-season Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:21:22 GMT
Manatee Appreciation Day! https://www.kylesotophotography.com/blog/2018/3/manatee-appreciation-day Just heard that it's Manatee Appreciation Day! What better way to celebrate than publishing a photo of mine from my recent manatee expedition in Crystal River Florida! During the winter months, manatees huddle by the hundreds within the clear waters of Crystal River's freshwater spring system.

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Florida Swells In March https://www.kylesotophotography.com/blog/2018/3/florida-swells-in-march We've been blessed here in South Florida with the "winter" swells that have been rolling in, better late than never! This image was taken before sunrise with my Nikon D750 and 10-24mm lens, and was illuminated using an SB-5000 flash. Photos like this one are especially important to me because of the mission and process behind taking them. The process usually involves getting to the beach long before the sun rises, and swimming in the ocean alone and in the dark. Add a couple of powerful waves and a fairly heavy rig (especially with the on camera flash) and you end up with one challenging photoshoot. Also I shoot these flash shots in full manual mode, this makes the mission even more difficult when the job requires fidgeting with settings in the pre-sunrise dark. For me it just makes it worth while when an image like this is produced. Mission accomplished.

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