Shawn Heinrichs-Our Blue Planet's Bright Light

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You’d be hard pressed to find a greater friend to our oceans and all who inhabit them than Shawn Heinrichs.

In this episode of MHP, this brilliant award-winning cinematographer and conflict zone journalist shares his insights from the front line of planet survival- from his mixed emotions scuba diving for the first time, to the moment when he went from being an arm chair activist to ocean warrior. Shawn talks about the challenges of reaching the 99%, celebrating the feminine, the importance of saving even just one life, swimming with mermaids and his one real regret.

Using his impressive artistic skills as a force for good, Shawn is dedicated to changing the hearts and minds of local communities, world governments and the public- on the plight of not just of sharks, whale sharks and his beloved manta rays, but on our life-giving oceans completely. His work is far from over though and he continues to shine his bright light on behalf of all the beings in the seas.

Shawn Heinrichs is an Emmy award winning cinematographer, photographer, investigative journalist and marine conservationist. His films and work have gone viral, have been used to help protect ocean species under CITIES, and impact public understanding of key issues such as shark finning. He is also featured in the film Racing Extinction, and is the is the founder of Blue Sphere Media, a production company specializing in underwater, adventure and conservation films

Shawn serves on the International Board of WildAid, on the Board of Shark Savers, is an Associate Director of Manta Trust, and an Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). In 2011 he was named the Oris Sea Hero of the Year.

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