Thin Blue Line

Egg Yolk Jellyfish – Salish Sea, British Columbia,Canada – Life in the ocean, stunning and humbling even in its smallest expression, is the primordial engine that transforms the land, shapes our continents, gives birth to entire coastlines, and creates new life on this planet. Bridging the gap between above and below, this egg yolk jellyfish dances on the thin blue line; a symbol of how connected the two worlds are.

“Ultimately, we must realize that Earth is an ocean planet and that we are all ocean creatures.
In the end, if we lose the oceans we lose ourselves.”

– Cristina Mittermeier
A group of chum salmon lies in a shallow stream, waiting for the tide tor rise so they can swim upstream.
British Colombia – Ochre stars (Pisaster ochraceus)

“The pungent smell of saltwater, the roaring sound of the waves, the harsh grit of the sand; they all came to me.

I simply love the sea.”

– Cristina Mittermeier
One of the many characters in the underwater garden of the BC Coast
A mother orca shields her calk under her flipper as she swims by me. Northern Fjords of Norway

“Whether we know it or not, the sea is like a forgotten womb from which all life emerged. Maybe that is why our human soul yearns for the sea.”

– Cristina Mittermeier
Let’s remove this one.
Painted anemone in the kelp forest of BC, Canada
Paul Nicklen swims with the leopard seal
Falkland Islands NG Assignment/SeaLegacy

“There is an invisible line where the tide meets the shore.
It separates what is familiar and comforting to land animals from what is foreign and frightening in the endless abyss of water where creatures with gills, scales and fins are far better adapted to live.”

– Cristina Mittermeier