Welcome to Sharasaur.
I'm from Co.Clare in the West of Ireland but at this point you could consider me a bit of a nomad. From spending my 20's working at sea from Greenland to East Russia and all ends of Africa with travel in-between. I've lived in Galway, Brighton and Lyon and now I am based in Naples, Italy in more recent years. I have been lucky to experience so much!
Growing up in the countryside on the banks of the River Shannon in County Clare. I was always drawn to the ocean and nature from spending time outside at the nearby lakes and meadows, rockpooling on family beach days in West Clare and on holidays in Co. Kerry to surfing, scuba diving, and other water sports. If it's in the sea I'll be right there! ;) Even from sitting inside on rainy days and looking out on the garden birds or waders in the meadow I have been enthralled by wildlife.
My early career started with marine mammal observation for seismic surveys. It was an amazing experience to travel and see the world's oceans, how could I not purchase my first dSLR camera, my Nikon D300s. With the unique opportunity to see dolphins, whales, seabirds and new parts of the world it was a must. I wanted to record everywhere I went with beautiful photos.