Monthly Archives: August 2014

Red Bull – “Taking Athlete Performance to New Depths in Hawaii”

Great video and article with Bryce’s images from the Red Bull High Performance Camp that went on here in Kona last month – with Red Bull athletes Travis Pastrana, Dara Howell, Bobby Brown, Tarah Gieger, Ben Ferguson, Jordy Mercer, Matt Poole and Jimmy Ho.

***Watch the 4- Minute Video of the Camp HERE*** 

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Motocross legend Travis Pastrana after diving to 110 feet on one breath in Hawaii

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China Aquaculture Project

Back from another trip to Shanghai this month.  We’re producing a short film on a revolutionary new aquaculture technology that is currently being adopted in China.  This new system will grow more high quality fish in a smaller space, while at the same time will help to clean up the waterways in China.  Video to follow upon release in January.

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Bryce Groark filming grass carp at a fish farm in China

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Wall Street Journal: “Why Olympic Athletes Are Learning to Hold Their Breath for More Than Five Minutes”

Bryce’s images are in the Wall Street Journal this week.  Sochi Gold Medalist Dara Howell pictured below learning breath hold techniques to help her better her skills on the slopes.  Official Red Bull video of this High Performance Camp in a couple days.  WSJ story here:  http://online.wsj.com/articles/olympians-in-search-of-a-breathtaking-experience-1407886417

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Sochi Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Howell practicing holding her breath and free diving in Hawaii

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National Geographic – Inspiring Students to Care About the Ocean

National Geographic has some different activities posted for grades K-12 to help get kids stoked on the ocean.  Bryce’s photo headlines the activity list here:

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mission-blue-netflix/?ar_a=1

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Working with Red Bull – Breath Hold Training and Surf Survival in Hawaii

Bryce spent this week working with Red Bull and a bunch of amazing professional athletes for the Red Bull High Performance Training Program.  Red Bull brings their athletes to Hawaii to attend a free diving and breath hold camp in a cross training program to help their athletes get an edge in their own respective sports.  Video to follow.

This year, the athletes included Travis Pastrana (Motocross), Sochi Gold-Medalist Dara Howell (Freeski), Bobby Brown (Freeski), Tarah Gieger (Motocross), Ben Ferguson (Snowboard), Jordy Mercer (Surf/Iron Woman), Matt Poole (Surf/Ironman), Jimmy Ho (E-Athlete).  redbull_logo

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“BLUE HOPE” – A new book by National Geographic

Bryce is honored to be one of the contributing photographers for this new coffee table book coming out August 15 – by National Geographic & La Mer.  Available for pre-order now.

From National Geographic: Dazzling photographs combine with inspiring insights from international ocean icon Sylvia Earle and other notable ocean advocates, paying a poignant tribute to the beauty and magic of the ocean and shedding light on its abundant gifts to the planet.

This lyrical ode to the ocean marries the insights and inspiration of ocean advocate Sylvia Earle, and other experts and celebrities, with the world’s most stunning photographs of beaches, coral reefs, and underwater life. All combine to express Earle’s passionate message: Life depends on the ocean, and to save it we must love it. In seven essays, she recounts the milestones of a life spent pioneering and protecting the ocean. Supporting facts and maps bolster this book’s clear and hopeful message: We can all play a role in keeping the heart of our planet alive.

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