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Video (TED): Brian Skerry on the ocean’s glory (and horror)

I am sure that everyone has seen at least one of National Geographic photojournalist Brian Skerry’s pictures – most likely the one featuring a diver standing on a sandy ocean floor, next to a huge right whale. It appears on greeting cards, desktop wallpaper, posters, the works. In this TED talk, Skerry gives a powerful message of ocean conservation while walking the audience through a series of his photographs, giving background information and filling in the details of how he captured the image, and why.

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Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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