In February of this year I had the opportunity to become In-Field Photographer and Volunteer for The Maldives Whale Shark Research Program.
During the 4 weeks I spent on the tiny local island of Dhigurah I learnt a crazy amount. The people I met, the sharks, turtles and rays that I swam with, the Maldivian food I devoured and the community projects I took part in will stay with me forever.
Each day I decided to film a few minutes and stored all of the footage on my hard drive until I FINALLY decided to edit it all together these past few weeks!
All of the footage in this video is filmed on a Go-Pro and was strapped to my camera for the majority so excuse the shaky hand (I’m definitely better at photography!)
I’ve edited together little bits of each day to give you an insight into life with the MWSRP – this footage is supposed to be messy, it’s supposed to be a mash-up of the good and the bad, a true document of everything I got up to in those 4 weeks. I hope you like it!
(Thanks to Elise and Mike for filming some of me – for someone who is always behind the camera it’s nice to have some footage of me in front of it! )
I’m a newbie with filming so obviously any feedback is welcome!
Click the link to view 🙂
P.S. If you want to know more about the MWSRP or how you can help get involved to keep this environment a pristine one, then I’ll leave some links below: