Stop Whining! Life as an ocean ambassador
with Ellen Cuylaerts
Join wildlife and underwater photographer Ellen Cuylaerts for a discussion on ocean advocacy!
Date: Thursday, 11 June 2020
Time: 10am Cayman time (UTC -5)
Cost: FREE; registration is required
Join Ellen Cuylaerts in this free webinar as she shares her insights on how to act, practice what you preach and use your voice to contribute to constructive change.
Ellen is a wildlife and underwater photographer and chooses to take images of subjects that are hard to encounter like harp seal pups, polar bears, orcas, beluga whales and sharks, to name a few. By telling the stories about their environment and the challenges they face, she raises awareness about the effect of climate change on arctic species, the cruel act of shark finning and keeping marine mammals in captivity.
During this seminar, Ellen will take you on a virtual trip and show you the stories behind the shots: how to get there, how to prepare, how to create the most chances to come home with a shot, and how to never give up!
This event is presented in conjunction with the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s online photography exhibit and charitable auction.
Ellen Cuylaerts is an ocean advocate, underwater & wildlife photographer, explorer, and public speaker. Ellen was inducted into the Ocean Arts Society, accepted as a Fellow International in the Explorers Club where she serves as a member of the Flag & Honors Committee. In June 2017, Ellen addressed heads of state on World Oceans Day at the General Assembly of the United Nations, highlighting the plight of photographers and filmmakers engaging in protection of the oceans. She curates the United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition. Ellen was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2019, her work has been in exhibitions worldwide from New York to St. Petersburg. Ellen loves the arctic and telling stories about animals that need the ice for hunting and breeding, but she also loves the darkness and silence of cave diving.