Brian Skerry

About Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry is a photojournalist and film producer specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998 he has been a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine covering stories on every continent and in nearly every ocean habitat. In 2014 he was named as a National Geographic Photography Fellow and then named a National Geographic Society Storytelling Fellow in 2017. In 2017, he was awarded the title of Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year. He 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 multi-platform project he created that includes a cover story in National Geographic magazine and a 4-part documentary film series, streaming on Disney+, which won the 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary. 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. 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. He and his wife Marcia now live in York, ME.