Photos by Shannon Hansen I like to say I was raised with the water. Where the fine grains of sand meet deep, foamy hues of blue — the ocean has always been the place I’ve felt most at home. The sea holds a sweet and delicate piece of my heart that nothing can quite compare […]
Photo by Shannon Hansen Hope. It’s a word we hear every day. “I hope I do well.” “I hope he likes me” “I hope you feel better.” A word that has become so familiar we’ve almost forgotten its meaning. People have almost forgotten how to believe in something bigger than themselves. We’ve forgotten how to […]
Photos Courtesy of Dana Wharf and Shannon Hansen With more than 40 percent of the U.S. population living in coastal areas, the state of the earth’s oceans has become an ever-increasing concern. In recent decades, population, global temperatures and sea levels have resulted in changing migration patterns, species endangerment, environmental pollution and introductions of invasive […]
The 2017 documentary and Sundance award-winner, “Chasing Coral,” followed scientists, divers and photographers on their journey to explore coral reef depletion. Those who worked on the film discussed the reason, effects and possible solutions to the rapidly vanishing coral reefs.
Photos by Shannon Hansen Malibu City Councilman, Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner, walked along Pacific Coast Highway, angrily eyeing candy wrappers, cigarette butts and plastic straws that had been left in the street just outside of his surf shop. As he made his way just off his store’s property line, he pointed at a sewage drain […]
Photo by Shannon Hansen Positivity and perspective. Two seemingly unrelated ideas, both wrought with progressively deep meaning. Perspective melds our outlook on the world like welders shape metal. It has influence on who we are and who we want to be: what makes us smile, what makes us laugh and what makes us cry. It […]
Photos Courtesy of Larry Beard Professional surfer and photographer Larry Beard has had his fair share of unparalleled underwater experiences — including some extraordinary swims with whales. “Over the top. It’s just these over-the-top experiences slapping you in the face,” Beard said of his close encounter with the humpbacks in Tonga. “You don’t even really […]
Photo Courtesy of Tim Horton Genesis 1:1-25 describes the creation of the world as told by the Bible. As God created the world, starting with darkness to light, water to land, it is written that: “The land produced vegetation … and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God […]
From North to South, California has it all.