"In 2015 and 2016 the Central Coast of California between Santa Barbara and Monterey saw an abundance of feeding humpback whales feeding very near shore. I spend over six hundred hours in those years documenting this and it never ceased to amaze me when the humpback whales would work together with the birds, mainly cormorants, to spot and feed no the baitfish in the waters around Pismo Beach and Avila Beach. "
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".