Brian Skerry

Country: United States 🇺🇸

Brian Skerry is a photojournalist and film producer specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine covering stories on every continent and in nearly every
ocean habitat. He is currently at work on his 30th story for NGM.
Brian is the author of 12 books including the acclaimed monographs Ocean Soul and SHARK. His latest book, Secrets of the Whales was released in April 2021 by National Geographic as part of a multiplatform project he created that includes a cover story in the May 2021 issue of National Geographic magazine and an Emmy award-winning, 4-part documentary film series currently streaming on Disney+
Brian is an 11-time award winner in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and has also been recognized with awards from Pictures of the Year International, Nature’s Best and Communication Arts. He is the only photographer to win the coveted Peter Benchley Award for Excellence in Media. In 2010 National Geographic magazine named one of Brian’s images among their 50 Greatest Photographs of All Time and in 2016 he was awarded the National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer Award, an honor bestowed by his colleagues.
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 National Press Club in Washington, DC,
The Royal Geographical Society in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
He has had numerous solo photographer exhibits including Portraits of Planet Ocean, a two-year exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and two exhibits, Ocean Soul and Secrets of the Whales at Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan, France.
Brian is the Explorer-In-Residence and a Trustee at the New England Aquarium, a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and a Fellow National of The Explorers Club. He also serves as a Nikon Ambassador.