ZOLA CHEN

TAIWAN

'I  have a passion for oceans, and I love swimming with whales and  dolphins. I live in Taiwan, an island where various whales and dolphins  periodical travel by. As a marine ecology photographer, I followed them  in the waters of Tonga, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Japan, and other places.  A series of my Humpback whale photos won the Honorable Mention and the  Art Book Award of the International Photography Awards (IPA). To  understand more about these beautiful animals, I have participated in  many underwater photography projects, such as research projects of lemon  sharks in Dongsha island, a cetacean study in eastern Taiwan, the  Kuroshio’s Voyage Project, and the Megamouth Shark Documentary Program.  My photography works have been published in Science Monthly, Rhythms  Monthly, Beyond the Blue: Kuroshio’s Voyage, Great Blue Wild in Taiwan,  and other publications. Our planet is so crowded, but we can't afford to  lose whales and dolphins.'

ZOLA CHEN