This online fine art photography gallery features the
underwater photographic art prints of noted Portland, Oregon photographer Connie Whelan.
These incredible images are now available to enhance the ambience in your home, studio or office.
Various sizes, matting and framing choices make these superb prints the ideal gift - to
give to a friend, loved one, or to treat yourself!
To view Ms. Whelan’s art in person please check
the “Venues” page.
My mission is to bring the beauty and excitement of the underwater world
to your attention and to your home or office.
These images have been taken while Scuba
Diving in the tropical waters of the Caribbean, Red Sea, Andaman Sea and South Pacific.
Regarding our environment:
I am extremely concerned about the vulnerability of our coral reefs. I have witnessed first
hand the devastating effects of coral bleaching in waters just a few degrees higher than
normal. I have seen coral diseases probably caused by nutrient-rich and polluted run-off
from fast developing tourist locations.
Equally disturbing are the effects of
environmental imbalance, the probable cause of the proliferation of the crown of thorns
starfish which literally suck the life out of the reef. Also of concern to me are the use
of cyanide and bombing of the reefs which I have witnessed in poverty-stricken areas of
the world. Here a quick though uneducated means of making a living from the sea can damage
or destroy large areas of reef. The long term effect is the devastation of the food source
of the local community. - Connie Whelan
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