All I could see were black rocks surrounding a blue opening and I was confident that I would get through with ease. ‘Breathe in and out’, I remember the instructor signalling to me and off I swam. I had jumped at the idea of diving through an underwater cave. Apparently, most people struggle because they…

The water trembles at the wriggle of my toes, sending a gentle ripple trundling outwards from the edge of my foot until it touches the invisible corners of the infinity pool and makes its escape by spilling over the edge. A slosh, as the water hits the hidden overflow channel and I look up from…

To become one with the world and co-exist with its other inhabitants, we must learn to understand it, protect it and not take it for granted. My interests in becoming an environmental photojournalist, biologist and explorer wasn’t an ambition born overnight. I grew up in the village of Cihangir, Northern Cyprus and during every school…