Oceans Week starts today! Stay tuned for great ocean shots, interviews and more.

Who doesn't love the ocean? Even if you've never dipped a toe in the water, the ocean holds a mystique over humans in a way that nothing else does (except probably the Universe). The ocean draws us to it and whether you love it for meditation, recreation or something else, it's something to be revered.

June 8th is World Oceans Day. Even if you have never heard about this Day before, there are many reasons why you may want to know more. Here are just some of them…

The oceans occupy nearly 71% of our planet's surface, and contain over 97% of all the planet’s water. 94% of life on Earth is aquatic. That makes we land-dwellers a VERY SMALL minority. At the same time 80% of all pollution in seas and oceans comes from human activities. Plastic waste alone kills up to 1 million seabirds, 100,000 sea mammals and countless fish each year. And don't get us started on oil pollution, cruise ship trash and more...

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This week Skylum will join the celebration of World Oceans Day. We’ve partnered with some great underwater/seascapes photographers, like Anuar Patjane and Ray Collins, to show you the beauty of the World Ocean and its creatures.

We will also launch a photo contest to let you show us the beauty of the water world and win cool prizes. Be sure to check this week’s blog posts for “50 most amazing ocean photos”, “Hot tips on how to take underwater photos” and more great content.

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And last, but not least, to show our commitment we’ve joined forces with WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation). Skylum will donate 5% of this week’s sales revenue from our online store to this organisation. WDC is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. To learn more about WDC, check out this web-site http://uk.whales.org/ or watch the video below.

So what do you think? Will you join Skylum and celebrate World Oceans Day?

We hope you do. You can contribute by sharing our blog posts this week and let your friends know about World Oceans Day! You can also take part in the Aqua Photo Contest and inspire others. Make a purchase on the Skylum Store (use the coupon "Ocean10" to get 10% discount) or donate directly to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (or any other non-profit that protects the Ocean and its inhabitants).

Let’s make the world better together. Anything counts.

PS As a bonus, check out this eye-opening video on what would happen if humans suddenly disappear. The nature, oceans and the planet in general will be just fine without us. But we have a zero chance to survive without them.

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