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Brian Skerry

Award-winning underwater photojournalist

Brian Skerry
"I became more and more conscious that many [filmmakers] were crossing some ethical lines that we shouldn’t. I wrote the book because I had become haunted by what I had seen." —Chris Palmer

Brian Skerry is an award-winning photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998 he has been a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine producing iconic stories that both celebrate the ocean and shed light on environmental threats.

He typically spends eight months each year in the field and frequently finds himself in environments of extreme contrast from tropical coral reefs to diving beneath polar ice. He has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater over the last thirty years. A great deal of Brian’s work has focused on sharks, creating images that present these often misunderstood animals in a more accurate fashion.

Ocean Soul by Brian Skerry

Buy his latest book, Ocean Soul

Brian has also worked on assignment for or had images featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, US News and World Report, BBC Wildlife, GEO, Smithsonian, Esquire, Audubon, Men's Journal and in countless publications worldwide.

Brian frequently lectures on conservation, photography and wildlife subjects having presented lectures at venues such as TED Talks, The National Press Club in Washington, DC and the Royal Geographical Society in London and is a regular guest on programs such as the Today Show, CBS's Sunday Morning and Good Morning America. His new monograph, Ocean Soul, will be released in November.

View some of Brian's images:

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