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Bob Talbot, Professional Photographer, LegaSea Project

Bob Talbot
Professional Photographer

As a world-renowned marine photographer, award-winning filmmaker and dedicated environmentalist, Bob Talbot has combined his unique visual style and storytelling ability with state-of-the-art entertainment technologies to create intimate ocean experiences on film.

His photographs of whales and dolphins have been reproduced into millions of lithographs distributed around the world, and his motion picture work has appeared in many television, film and special venue productions. Talbot filmed the wildlife sequences for the Warner Bros. series of FREE WILLY feature films and Universal Pictures' FLIPPER. He directed and photographed the IMAX® RidefilmTM motion simulation system film DOLPHINS - THE RIDE, and acted as a director and cinematographer for sequences in the Academy Award-nominated MacGillivray Freeman IMAX® film, DOLPHINS. Most recently, Talbot directed and photographed the award-winning IMAX® film OCEANMEN –EXTREME DIVE about world champion free divers Pipin Ferreras and Umberto Pelizzari.

Talbot is a recipient of The Environmental Hero Award presented by the United States Department of Commerce, as well as the Ark Trust Genesis Award. In 2004 he was presented with International SeaKeepers Society’s prestigious SeaKeeper Award by HSH Prince Albert of Monaco.

Talbot has worked on several Cousteau Society productions, and continues to collaborate with Jean Michel Cousteau on Ocean Futures projects. He serves on the board of governors for Oceana, on the boards of The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the Earth Communications Office. Talbot also works with many other environmental groups on marine conservation issues.

You can find out about Bob’s conservation campaign at http://www.legaseaproject.org. His prints and lithographs are available at http://www.talbotcollection.com.