York Hovest, inspired by the immense power and beauty of the oceans, founded the global ocean conservation platform Heroes of the Sea.
A network of solutions designed to inform and educate people worldwide about the state of our oceans and how we can save them together. Based on the original illustrated book “Heroes of the Sea,” the multimedia project has been expanded since 2022 with the accompanying documentary film of the same name. Born and raised in Germany, York has lived in Munich for about 20 years, from where he plans his expeditions. He met His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, in 2011, resulting in a connection that continues today. Impressed by the words of the Buddhist monk and deeply touched by his fate, York travelled to Tibet in his first photo expedition. Three years later, under the auspices of National Geographic, York’s best-selling coffee table book “100 Days of Tibet – The promise” was published, for which the Dalai Lama wrote the foreword.