I had the privilege to travel to Cuba last week to photograph two species of Sharks as part of my project Giants of the Caribbean. Jardines de la Reina archipelago is located 60 miles south off the central coast of Cuba. It is a coral reef close to 75 miles long, which makes it the third longest in the World. This territory is structured by 250 virgin Islands, surrounded by impassable mangrove trees. Jardines de la Reina was declared a National Park in 1996 and since then has been declared a protected ecological reserve. Commercial fishing is prohibited in this area. The underwater world is beautiful and diverse. Marine walls are covered in sponges and coral. Beginning in shallow waters, the coral reefs serve as a residence to the countless diverse species of fish, offering them a natural shelter and protection.
The launch date of my book Giants of the Caribbean will be the 20th of April 2015, the 5 year anniversary after the BP Oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Between now and then I will make another 12 trips to photograph: Saltwater Crocodiles, Great Hammerhead Sharks, Whalesharks, Humpback Whales, Sperm Whales, Spotted Dolphins, Sailfish, Manta Rays, Leatherback Turtles, Tiger Sharks and Goliath Groupers. I am very excited to continue working on this amazing project!
You can find my latest publication here, enjoy reading (if you know Polish)!