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Brian Skerry
USA

Brian Skerry’s images are rapidly becoming synonymous with “underwater awareness”. As a National Geographic photographer, Brian has specialized in documenting the wonder of our planet’s underwater environments but also the threats they are facing.

His uniquely-creative images tell stories that not only celebrate the mystery and beauty of the sea, but also help bring attention to the large number of issues that endanger our oceans and its inhabitants. Most of the work produced during his nearly year-round assignments, is a blend of compelling imagery that hopes to engage readers, present evidence of serious and urgent problems, and more importantly, invite audiences to take action.

His already impressive body of work, which includes 14 stories in National Geographic Magazine since 1998, has shed light on the natural history of a large variety of marine species and ecosystems. His best contribution, however, is the elegant and informed way with which he has turned the spotlight unto some of the most serious and pressing issues facing our oceans.

The exceptional imaginative talent and tireless work-ethic that Brian brings to his assignments, have turned challenging subjects, like commercial fishing, coral degradation, global warming and shark finning, into a fascinating storyboard that fills the pages of countless magazines and books with emotion and drama.

Brian’s images undeniably reflect his passionate quest to understand and explain very complex problems with the hope of finding creative solutions. It is however, the fact that he is the father of two young daughters that truly propels his concern. Time is running out for some of our planet’s most fragile marine ecosystems, and his busy schedule reflects his commitment to do the best he can to help bring about positive changes. Brian continues to photograph for National Geographic Magazine, all of which promise to lead not only to greater awareness, but more importantly, to action.

From the popular to the scientific, Brian’s work has been printed in magazines like People, Sports Illustrated, US News and World Report, GEO, National Wildlife, Playboy, Nature’s Best, Smithsonian, Esquire, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, Outdoor Life, Maxim, Men’s Journal as well as in countless other publications around the world.

iLCP at International Conservation Caucus Foundation Oceans Gala
May 2, 2012
iLCP at International Conservation Caucus Foundation Oceans Gala
May 2, 2012
iLCP is proud to work with some of the world’s most influential conservation photographers to educate...
Yucatan Dispatch 18 November 3, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Nov 3, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 18 November 3, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Nov 3, 2009
Ben Horton
Sunsets will happen until the end of the world. Until the earth ceases to orbit the sun. Long after we...
Yucatan Dispatch 17 November 3, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Nov 3, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 17 November 3, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Nov 3, 2009
Ben Horton
Did you know that there is a link between sea birds and coral reefs?
Yucatan Dispatch 16 October 30, 2009
Oct 30, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 16 October 30, 2009
Oct 30, 2009
Christian Ziegler
Just as a bat cave, I found it quite impressive, thousands and thousands of bats flow out of the mouth...
Yucatan Dispatch 15 October 29, 2009 from Sierra Caral, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 15 October 29, 2009 from Sierra Caral, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Robin Moore
Our time in the Caral was short, but I felt happy that we had managed to capture the first photos of...
Yucatan Dispatch 14 October 29, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 14 October 29, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Ben Horton
We dropped anchor in deep blue water. For the first time we were diving in a place too deep to see the...
Yucatan Dispatch 13 October 29, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 13 October 29, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Michele Westmorland
The highest taxi registration number we saw was 758, but Robert says there are over 1500 taxi permits...
Yucatan Dispatch 12 October 28, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 28, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 12 October 28, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 28, 2009
Michele Westmorland
Martin instructed a group of young, Dutch ecotourists on how to properly clean a hatched turtle nest....
Yucatan Dispatch 11 October 27, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Oct 27, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 11 October 27, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Oct 27, 2009
Ben Horton
At first glance the reef is swarming with life but with a closer look, there is a lot missing.
Yucatan Dispatch 10 October 27, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 27, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 10 October 27, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 27, 2009
Michele Westmorland
Our top priority was to film and photograph a lionfish capture – we wanted to get documentation of...
National Geographic: Seamounts
Aug 28, 2012
National Geographic: Seamounts
Aug 28, 2012
Gregory S. Stone, Photographs by Brian Skerry
"Sealed in our submersible, DeepSee, we wait, watching the crew on Argo’s deck shout orders to each...
National Geographic: Ocean Hero: Brian Skerry
Apr 22, 2011
National Geographic: Ocean Hero: Brian Skerry
Apr 22, 2011
National Geographic
"I love the creative process - the ability to interpret nature photographically and share stories with...
Yucatan RAVE
Jun 25 ~ Nov 1, 2010
Charity Prints for Sale
Jan 1 ~ Dec 31, 2014
Amazing prints for sale!
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On the Brink Gallery Exhibition
Apr 22 ~ Jun 8, 2014
The Wealth of Nature
Oct 31, 2009
Authors: J. McNeely, R. Mittermeier, T. Brooks, F Boltz, N Ash || Photos...
In an era of change and conflict, who do we look towards for answers to our most serious problems?
A Climate for Life: Meeting the Global Challenge
Jan 1, 2008
A CLIMATE FOR LIFE: Meeting the Global Challenge examines the impact of climate change on biodiversity and focuses on the most important challenges currently facing life on our planet.
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Ocean Soul
Nov 14, 2011
By Brian Skerry, Foreword by Gregory Stone
Images are powerful. They communicate so much in a matter of seconds because humans are visual creatures. - Greg Stone, Foreword