Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, 2018
As a marine photographer, I have focused my work primarily on the story of our ocean. But in order to share this narrative in its entirety, I have also traveled into the landlocked hearts of our grasslands, mountains, and deserts. As I watched this giraffe and her baby share a dozy respite in the shade of a lonely tree, I felt the brutal heat rising with the sun and I knew from my years of documenting our warming seas that it would only grow hotter. I made this composition to serve a reminder that, on this big blue planet, all life depends on the health of our waters.