NG Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala and team have completed the first leg of the Pristine Seas: Pitcairn Islands expedition, and while Mike Fay has been clambering around the cliffs and shores of the island, the others have been down below, diving with the fish and swimming over the corals that prove just how rich at beautiful these seas are. In the photos above, see these beautiful scenes through Enric’s eyes.
Marine ecologist Dr. Enric Sala is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence who combines science, exploration and media to help restore marine life. Sala’s scientific publications are used for conservation efforts such as the creation of marine protected areas. 2005 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow, 2006 Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, 2008 Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.