"This photo for me is bittersweet....my wife, Em, and I would visit the Big Island every year and on my bucket list was going to swim with the spinner dolphin on the Kona Coast. We rented our kayaks and off we went around 6 am and I was truly excited to get in the water. My first experience was incredible and these animals seemed to be playful and aware of where I was and their participation in our encounters. Little did I know this was not a good thing for the animals. Bittersweet because I would never want to be a cause of negative effect to any animal. "
Vincent Shay (USA) is an award winning videographer and photographer from the Central Coast of California residing in Los Osos, California.
For the last 40 years, he has tried to achieve a life long goal of moving himself to a more close view of the beauty of what life has to offer. He loves the ocean... and everything about it and it just so happens he lives in Central California where life abounds.
In 1982, he got lucky to call this place home and hope through his images to show others his perspective of how awesome and raw this place is. "I don't pick my camera up for money anymore...that just seemed like a 'job' and less than liked it. The last ten years I am happy to work in the active outdoor industry owning Avila Beach Paddlesports with my wife, Em, and only take photos for myself. If others love the images and maybe want to purchase them for their own homes or galleries, I am truly honoured".