National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul

Dec 27, 2018


Growing up in a small, working-class town, Brian Skerry dreamed of exploring the oceans and becoming a National Geographic photographer. Today, Skerry is one of the leading underwater photographers in the world. Since 1998, he has covered a wide range of stories for National Geographic, documenting the harp seal’s struggle to survive in frozen waters, the alarming decrease in the world’s fisheries, the planet’s last remaining pristine coral reefs, the plight of the right whale, and threatened sharks in the Bahamas, to name a few. Spending eight months each year in the field, Skerry travels between extreme environments—from the tropics to the Arctic. He has emerged as a leading voice for marine conservation.

Skerry’s powerful presentations blend award-winning imagery, thrilling wildlife encounters and a powerful call for action.