Participating in the 17th international coastal cleanup at Guam and I regret not taking all my video gear underwater. The reason I did not bring my gopro camera was because I assumed that I would be involved with some hard labor diving lifting trash and yes… assumption is the mother of all fuckups.
Although I was fortunate to bring my handy compact camera to share the disbelief… what I witnessed underwater is probably one of many things many people here in Guam do not know about.
I learned a lesson that day; and that is to bring your camera everywhere you go. It doesn’t matter how you bring it, just have it with you at all times. You will never know what you will find. I believe that fully documenting the amount of trash that lay beneath spots in Guam can raise awareness, which I hope I do with this one photograph of my brother picking up trash @ 30- 50ft. However, I think I could have made it more dramatic by filming some footage and turning it into a PSA.