Anyone with a passion for the ocean surely has heard the name Guy Harvey in nautical circles and associates it with ocean art and marine conservation. There is no mistaking that outspoken advocacy and the talent that Harvey has for self-expression of the sea on canvas which results in portraits hanging on walls across the world.
South Florida has been fortunate enough to reap the benefits of all the outstanding conservation efforts that Harvey undertakes on a regular basis. He has established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and most importantly, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds scientific research and educational initiatives.
On January 30, 2014, many of Harvey's fans crowded into Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art to watch the Florida screening of the newest Guy Harvey Documentary called 'Whale Sharks of the Yucatan: A Guy Harvey Expedition.' The funds that were raised from this event went to support the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. Harvey had viewers on the edge of their seats as they watched the marine conservationist get very up close and personal with legendary whale sharks in Isla Mujeres, on the Yucatan Peninsula, along with sailfish and Mako Sharks.
To capture and produce this footage for the public was not an easy task, but George Schellenger, two-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and producer was up for the challenge.
To the thrill of the attendees, immediately following the showing of the documentary, a Q&A period with the producer and executive producer took place.
You couldn't even imagine, until watching this film on the big screen, the majesty of these graceful creatures of nature. You feel like you have stepped right into this breathtaking world of marine life for as far as the eye can see.
This film originally debuted at the Georgia Aquarium in August of 2013. The success of the documentary not only is a winning situation for Guy Harvey and his foundation, but provides a very important platform to spread the word and save our marine world one step at a time.
If you have a spark that ignites every time you gaze into the ocean, after viewing this film you will be excited and inspired, but isn't that Guy Harvey's true mission?
Here is a preview of the newest documentary for your viewing pleasure: