Happiness is something you create

Happiness is something you create

[Green Renaissance]

There are only a few people who ever get to experience what animals do in their private lives. We only ever get to see glimpses of it.’ – Steve Benjamin

Steve is an underwater photographer. He has had some incredible encounters with creatures beneath the ocean’s surface, and he shares his passion with us.

Meet Steve HERE

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 [Green Renaissance visit their site HERE]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

Breathe in and breathe out
Ponder your existence
Calm down
The thing that they are most passionate about
Gets you up day after day
They are genuinely curious
Being in the water
One on one intimate experiences with wild animals
Wonder what you are
Interact with you
You can’t manufacture that
In their private lives
We only ever get to see glimpses of it
Happiness is something you create
You have to choose it
You have to work at it really really hard
Super passionate about it
Whatever makes them feel good in a positive way

One in a Thousand

One in a Thousand

[Green Renaissance]

“The Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve is part of the Ponta do Ouro-Kosi Bay TFCA, Africa’s first marine TFCA and part of the Lubombo TFCA. Around 77% of the marine turtles monitored in Mozambique nest in the Marine Reserve. It is thus the most important leatherback and loggerhead turtle nesting ground along the Mozambican coast. What makes the Marine Reserve’s turtle monitoring programme all the more exciting, is that it links up with the turtle monitoring programme of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, that is now in its 43rd season. Good news for turtles!” [Green Renaisance visit their site HERE]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Winds may be rising
  • It walks up the beach, plodding
  • You are absolutely awestruck
  • Maybe they’ve been doing it for 60 millions of years
  • It’s something that you don’t forget
  • It knows exactly what its going to do
  • It builds a nest
  • It carefully crafts a hole
  • It lays its eggs
  • Its beyond comprehension how this can actually happen
  • In the wild, naturally
  • Thousands of hatchlings
  • Entering the water
  • All sorts of things
  • Making good progress
  • Numbers are increasing
  • A huge responsibility
  • We’ve made a difference

Read more about this Marine Conservation Project HERE