"I go into the oceans to photograph specific species for a variety of reasons. My desire is to capture the magnificence / perfection of marine life so that others can gain an appreciation for their value to our planet and hopefully to create in interest in protecting them."
Brian Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998 he has been a contract photographer for National Geographic covering a wide range of stories. In 2017 he was named the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year. He is an 11-time award winner in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. In 2010 National Geographic named one of Brian's images among their 50 Greatest Photographs of All Time.
Brian frequently lectures on photography, exploration and conservation issues having presented at the United Nations General Assembly, The World Economic Forum, TED Talks, The National Press Club, The Royal Geographical Society in London and the Sydney Opera House.
Of the thousands of photographs he has made during this career, Brian has chosen a select group for release in a large format, fine art print collection. The Collection Prints are offered in limited edition of only 50 copies. With the assistance of the Focus Gallery, the prints are produced, mounted and framed to archival museum standards, ensuring the highest quality for generations. All prints are number and signed by Brian and print certification is provided.
Brian is the only photographer to photograph a US President underwater.
President Barak Obama explores the waters off Midway Atoll in 2016, seeing firsthand these valuable and fragile marine ecosystems in US waters. A few days before, the President expanded the boundaries of the Papahanumokuakea Marine National Monument in this region, creating the world's largest marine protected area. The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument was first designated by President George W. Bush.
Signed copies available in the gallery.