Alex photographing a Tiger Shark close-up
Alex taking a photo of Bull Sharks
Alex is a Venturepreneur who is an avid shark diver and underwater photographer. He has been taking images of sharks and pelagics for several years. He has won awards for his images and his images and videos have been published. He is also a 360Fly Ambassador, filming 360 videos of his expeditions. Alex also drone pilot taking images and film for projects.
He has dived with Great White Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Great Hammerhead Sharks, Crocodiles, Giant Mantas, Whales and many more. He has a passion for protecting them through his images and films. Portraying their beauty and interactions with him and others and why they are not the killing machines the media and movies have portrayed to be; instead showing their beauty. However, also emphasizing that they are still wild animals and should not be taken lightly.
Alex also started #SpenceTheShark which he takes around the world on his business travels when he meets with ordinary and not so ordinary people while promoting/educating them on #StopSharkFinning and #SaveMyFins. Then he has them pose with Spence the Shark giving the international shark sign to share with all via social media around the world.
He has done many presentations to schools and classes on ocean and shark conservation needs. Hoping these students will get motivated to become part of the solution and not the problem.
Alex then started #SaveMyFins project which is a documentary on sharks that was filmed and being developed by Korean university students from the Seoul Institute of Arts which is known for its film, actors, K-pop artists and more that have graduated from this institution. The basic concept is to have the young generation whom have never dived with sharks fall in love with them and promote ways (via this documentary) that will influence the Asian market to #StopSharkFinSoup and Shark Finning (SaveMyFins.com).
His community involvement included Trustee to Keck Graduate Institute (for life sciences); past chairman to Villa Esperanza, a school for developmentally challenged persons; distinguished president for Kiwanis; Advisory board member for Women at Work and the Crippled Children’s Society; Special Olympics coach, ocean & shark believer (SaveMyFins founder) and others.