November 8, 2022
Thank you for joining us on November 9th, 2022 at 11:00 PST!
With just one picture, photographers have the power to bring the beauty and vulnerability of wildlife to the public’s attention to evoke new perspectives and action from their audience.
In this discussion, moderated by Max Bello, each panelist shared their favorite photos that they’ve captured that tell a meaningful conservation story. The panelists also shared their experiences capturing great photos of marine life in a non-intrusive, ethical way.
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Founder of Mission Blue and National Geographic Explorer in Residence
Christian Vizl, Underwater photographer and conservationist. Among other work he is known for his black and white photographs of marine life that highlight brilliant contrast and texture under the water.
Joakim Odelberg, Conservation filmmaker and photojournalist, TV host and Explorers Club Fellow. Joakim is also a Mission Blue Partner.
Tanya Griffin Houppermans, Underwater Photographer/Shark Naturalist and contributing photographer to the Hatteras Hope Spot. She is also a scientific diver and explorer who advocates for the ocean and its inhabitants through conservation and education.
Alex Rose, Science Editor of Ocean Geographic Magazine and Hope Spot Champion of the Bunaken Marine Park Hope Spot. She is also the Founder of Blue Ring, an Explorers Club Fellow, and an environmental journalist.
Pier Nirandara, Bestselling author, travel writer, film producer, and underwater photographer. She has given a TEDx talk about her adventures around the world.
Amos Nachoum, Wildlife Photographer and Explorer. Amos leads wildlife photography expeditions with his company BigAnimals.com.