Our Ocean – Our Responsibility
I’m from Hungary and I’ve been living in Sydney for the last six years. For the last 4 years, I have called Bronte my home. My main passion is ocean photography so as you can imagine I spend most of my free time in or near the ocean, mostly alongside the Bondi to Coogee walk.
It was yet another magical September morning and the weather forecast predicted a decent swell when I decided to go to Bronte Beach, one of my favourite spots in Sydney. I love this place because it has a unique vibe. It is great for capturing waves and the surf. My favourite marine mammals, the dolphins, swim here quite often to catch some waves with the local surfers.
I always wonder about how we all observe the world and how our minds filter our surroundings differently from each other. Many people visit a place and never go back believing that because they had visited, they must have seen it all. I’ve been visiting this rock platform at Ben Buckler for years and each the time I go there I see something new I have not seen before. Some of the new discoveries are so extraordinary, they blow my mind.
I’ve been fascinated by dolphins since my childhood and seeing them has been one of my greatest joys ever since. I often find myself daydreaming about dolphins especially during my daily exercise routine alongside my favourite beach at Tamarama.
The land of Magic
Byron Bay sits at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. The town has several beaches which are popular for surfing. Temperate and tropical waters merge here, making its sea life rich and unique.
The Lifesaver dolphins
I’ve always considered dolphins to be my blessing from the sky and I’ve never thought my love towards these magical creatures could deepen even more. I was wrong. I was happily strolling along the beach after I had just witnessed one of the best sunrises at Little Wategos Beach in Byron Bay,
Where the dreams come true
Ever since my childhood, I have been daydreaming about the magical Hawaiian Islands. I would watch every movie and a documentary about these far away islands, their crystal clear waters, volcanoes, giant mountains and of course their dolphins.
In August of 2018, I spent two weeks in Byron Bay. These two weeks were wonderful with crystal clear water, beautiful sunny weather and even though it was winter the temperature was very warm. Every day delivered a little wonder or a surprise for me. I saw dozens of dolphins, hundreds of whales with their calves, amazing sunsets and sharks patrolling the shore.
The Hunting Eagle
In 2017, on this warm summer afternoon, in order to soothe the warmth of the sun, I was having a blast catching waves at Bronte Beach where I live. All of a sudden, out of nowhere the wind started to blow hard and the waves picked up into a wild and powerful swell. Shortly after The Bronte Life Savers had closed the beach.
I was a little boy when I first saw the video clip of “Estranged” by Guns N’ Roses. I remember feeling mesmerised when Axel jumped into the water from a tanker, and a pod of dolphins appeared out of the blue to save him. This moment was incredibly powerful, and I remember having goosebumps all over my body.