Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry is a photojournalist and film producer specializing in marine wildlife and
underwater environments with a focus on ocean conservation. Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine, covering stories on every continent and in nearly every ocean habitat. For NGM, Brian has produced a wide range of stories, from the harp seal’s struggle to survive in frozen waters to the alarming decrease in the world’s fisheries.

Brian is the author of 12 books including the acclaimed monographs Ocean Soul and Shark. His latest book, Secrets of the Whales, was released by National Geographic as part of a multiplatform project he created that also includes a cover story in National Geographic magazine and a 4-part, Disney+ documentary film series that won the 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary.

Brian has received numerous awards for his photography and is an 11-time award winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Solo photographer exhibits of his work have been held in cities worldwide including Washington, DC, Perpignan, Geneva, Barcelona, Sharjah, Lisbon and Shanghai. He is a founding member and Senior Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Brian frequently lectures on ocean exploration, storytelling and conservation, having presented at venues such as The United Nations General Assembly, The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, TED Talks, The Royal Geographical Society in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Please visit to see more of Brian’s work. Brian chose to support the International League of Conservation Photographers – specifically their Marine Protected Areas Initiative from sales of his scarves.

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