Nuno Sá is a professional photographer who has been living in the Azores for the past 10 years, and specializes in marine wildlife photography. He has published 6 books and is a regular contributor to several national and international magazines. His pictures have been displayed in some of the largest natural history museums in the world, including both the Natural History Museum in London and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, in Washington.
Nuno was recently awarded first place in the “Divers” category of the 2013 DEEP Indonesia competition, was placed in the “Oceans” category of the Natures Best Photography-Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2012, and the Epson World Shoot Out “Wide angle” category in 2012.
His most recent project is called Oasis by Nuno Sá- The incredible marine life of the Azorean seas. The aim of this is to educate Azoreans, Portuguese and the world alike to the amazing sea life of the Azores.
Oasis- The incredible marine life of the Azorean seas.
The Azores-the most remote North Atlantic islands, nine green dots in the immense blue sea. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this group of islands is an Oasis of life in the immense blue desert for a large number of marine species crossing the Atlantic. With a unique marine biodiversity and richness, these waters are home for more than 24 different species of whales and dolphins, 5 species of marine turtles and more that 600 fish species, including pelagic fishes, elegant giant manta rays, high-speed sharks and friendly groupers.
The beauty of the landscape can only be compared to the hidden wonders of the sea. Like the tip of an iceberg, the nine islands are only the small visible part of a vast underwater volcanic mountain range, emerging here to create a unique ecosystem. From the largest fish in the world (the whale shark) to the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth (the blue whale), the biggest carnivore in the planet (the sperm whale) and many shark species, they all find shelter in the deep Azorean waters. Countless hidden secrets that we are only allowed, for brief moments, to catch a glimpse of.
This is our sea and our heritage that we all have the duty to preserve-and the privilege of living in-an Oasis in the Atlantic.
Oasis by Nuno Sá also has a Facebook page and a free app for iPhone and iPad on the App Store.