Ben Hicks

Photographer - Creative Director - Artist - Conservation 🌎 Environmental Awareness - commercialπŸ‘‰πŸ»bocaratonphoto.com πŸ‘‰πŸ»fine art πŸ‘‡πŸ»

http://benjhicks.com/

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The green room today in Delray Beach. It's always a great feeling to score at home not having to travel. -
@canonusa 1dx + 8-15 inside @aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech -
@rvca #rvcaloha @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @sunbum #sunbum @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial

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I've been out in the waves the past few days getting some water time in. Here is mini charger @sterlingsurf tucking in. The water color is from the state of Florida releasing millions of gallons of polluted water into our rivers and oceans. πŸ‘Ž
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#canonisa 1dx + 8-15 inside @aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech -
@rvca #rvcaloha @sunbum #sunbum @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial

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With those that survive mother nature's wrath will keep the generation strong and move forward with a new day. ✊️ #protect #greenseaturtle -
@canonusa 1dx + 24 1.4 II inside @aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech -
@pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @rvca #rvcaloha @sunbum #sunbum @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires

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I have been absent from social media, helping my family and friends be safe during hurricane Irma that devastated a lot of beautiful locations that I shoot. Where I live was sparred but so many other places in the Caribbean weren't. In an effort to help, @nakedturtlerum, who is rooted in the USVI, is determined to help those in the Caribbean - both human and turtle alike. Join them in donating to help people affected by Hurricane #Irma at
https://www.youcaring.com/21usvirginislandrelieffund-942738. *This is not a paid or sponsored post, just spreading the love.

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My home state of Florida is meeting mother nature face to face this week surrounded by high winds and waves. Here is a throwback to Hurricane Sandy that brushed our coast and ripped apart the NE coast. Good luck to all of you in the path! #gohomeirma
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#canonusa 1d3 + 24-70
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@pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @sunbum #sunbum @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @rvca #rvca

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Peace out south Florida ✌️. Taking my family to safer ground. Stay safe to all my friends, fans and little guys in Florida.
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#canonusa 1dx + 16-35 -
@pacsafeofficial #pacsafetravel @sunbum #sunbum @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @rvca #rvca @gitzoinspires @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses

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Green! Hanging out with juvenile green sea turtles this morning, I hope you enjoyed the story I posted. Almost everyday I go out there is plastic of some sort out there πŸ‘Ž
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@pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @sunbum #sunbum @rvca #rvcaloha @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires

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Some days nature shows me a clear path where to point my cameras and other days it is just one big journey how to get the next image! #protect #loggerhead -
#canonusa 1dx + 16-35 -
@sunbum #sunbum @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech @pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @rvca #rvcaloha @gitzoinspires @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop

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That feeling you get duck diving below perfect clear waves while surfing . . . or on your first swim!
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@pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @sunbum #sunbum @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @rvca #rvcaloha @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop

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I often get asked how I got to where I am today being a photographer. I can tell you I never imagined when I started what my passion has turned into. One thing is for certain, there were many years I scraped by with support from family and friends. It didn't happen overnight. I put my head down and worked super hard, following my passions of what I enjoyed using my camera to do. #dontgiveup! Thanks to all the other amazing photographers like @zeroeye, who shot this image of me for a constant inspiration to become a better photographer everyday! -
Thanks to many companies for giving me the opportunity to work with and represent their amazing products! @pacsafeofficial @sunbum @solvesunglasses @compoundboardshop @gitzoinspires @rvca @nativeshoes @aquatech_imagingsolutions @axisgo @proshotcase

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If this little guy survives "childhood" he or she won't reach sexual maturity until at least 20+ years old. -
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@pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @sunbum #sunbum @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @rvca #rvcaloha @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop

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Happy birthday to my favorite mermaid! An amazing mother and wife! ❀️ @sfljerseygirl - go wish her happy bday!!! #canonusa 1dx + 24 1.4 inside @aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech -
@sunbum #sunbum @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @rvca #rvcaloha

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A lot of people ask me where my favorite place in the world is to shoot is. Chasing perfect waves in the Mentawai islands with friends from @2ndstsurfshop is up there. This was on the @indiestrader 3 which I was fortunate to have done a few trips on! -
#canonusa 5d3 + 24-70 2.8
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Haven't been home while there has been any of these in a while! Summer flatness in Florida is almost over, well kinda... #bocaraton -
@canonusa 1dx + 8-15 inside @aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech -
@rvca #rvcaloha @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @sunbum #sunbum @pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @nativeshoes #nativeshoes

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Grateful to have an amazing journey as a photographer sharing images to hopefully inspire others to travel, explore and protect nature. #oceanminded -
#canonusa 1dx + 24 1.4 II
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@rvca #rvcaloha @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @sunbum #sunbum @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses

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A simple photo of a starfish scavenging the bottom of the sea floor. Nothing too exciting but the colors were so vibrant!
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#canonusa 1dx + 24 inside @aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech -
@pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @sunbum #sunbum @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @rvca #rvcaloha #fsnevis

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I shared my process of shooting yesterday in my stories at sunrise. Here is one of the angles I shot. #donnerlake -
#canonusa 5d4 + 16-35 II on @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires Traveler tripod
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@rvca #rvcaloha @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @sunbum #sunbum @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop

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No matter where I travel, I jump right in to exploring an area, doing a lot of research and asking for advice from locals! It pays off. You can sleep when you get back home! Right? -
#canonusa 1dx + 8-15 inside @aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech -
@rvca #rvcaloha @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop #laketahoe

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If you haven't already noticed, I'm in Lake Tahoe this week doing my best to share my experience. -
#canonusa 5d4 + 16-35 II on @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires traveler tripod
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@pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @sunbum #sunbum @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @rvca #rvcaloha @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop

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Who doesn't love a clean beach? Unfortunately there isn't such a thing anymore. Plastic is everywhere you walk. Be #oceanminded wherever you are, as it all ends up there eventually! -
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@sunbum #sunbum @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @rvca #rvcaloha @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop

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The movement of light under the water forms an endless amount of potential for a photographer! #protect #loggerhead -
Canon 1dx + 24 1.4 inside @aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech -
@pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial @sunbum #sunbum @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @rvca #rvcaloha

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