Stunning Pictures of Underwater Inhabitants

Stunning Pictures of Underwater Inhabitants

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The famous American photographer Brian Skerry shoots life wildlife, both on the surface and deep water – so it shows all the splendor and at the same time the problems of the oceans. These remarkable and touching pictures tell us about the life of sea creatures, turning our face to their problems.

This World Ocean will be a photo exhibition dedicated to the «Portraits of Planet Ocean», which opens thanks to the Smithsonian Institution and photojournalist Brian Skerry, working with well-known publications Smithsonian, National Geographic and Audubon.

Lubricogobius Exiguus
Lubricogobius Exiguus

Scattered marine debris along the floor of Suruga Bay in Japan poses a range of threats to this yellow goby and other marine life—toxic substances often leach into the surrounding water, and large pieces of debris can create choking hazards.

Harp seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada.
Harp seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada.

As polar ice sheets break away and return less and less each year, harp seals such as this one from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, face increasing challenges to maintain stable populations.

Tiny translucent shrimp.
Tiny translucent shrimp.

Underwater photographer Brian Skerry captured this image of a tiny translucent shrimp-half the size of a grain of rice-resting on a colorful sea anemone.

In his photos Brian tries to capture the life of endangered marine species. – The ocean is in trouble – the photographer says. – His problems are not visible to most people, so do not see the ocean from the window of an ordinary apartment – it is, we think, somewhere far away. But actually it is not – the ocean is an important part of our lives!

Southern right whale off the coast of Auckland Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Southern right whale off the coast of Auckland Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Underwater photographer Brian Skerry captured this image of his assistant and a curious southern right whale from Auckland Islands, New Zealand, after swimming with a pod of whales for nearly two hours.

Leatherback sea turtle on the coast of Trinidad.
Leatherback sea turtle on the coast of Trinidad.

Leatherback sea turtles, such as this one from Trinidad, face several ecological pressures caused by human activity, including drowning in fishing nets as bycatch, losing their offspring as a result of overharvested eggs, and competing with coastal development to access critical nesting beaches.

Through my photographs people will be able to see closer the inhabitants of the seabed and understand that environmental issues – these are our common problems that we must address immediately rather than putting off. Photography can be a powerful tool for a big change.

White whale near the shores of Nova Scotia, Canada.
White whale near the shores of Nova Scotia, Canada.

As the Earth’s global climate continues to warm and polar ice disappears, beluga whales such as this one from Nova Scotia, Canada, struggle to adapt to their new environment.

Angelfish near the shores of Hokkaido, Japan.
Angelfish near the shores of Hokkaido, Japan.

Sea angels, such as this one from Hokkaido, Japan, are tiny shell-less creatures at the base of the ocean’s food chain whose survival is threatened by the Earth’s changing water chemistry.

Brian Skerry – a talented photographer and scuba diver, whose passion – underwater world. Thanks to National Geographic Channel works by Brian Skerry is now published in their magazine and enjoy incredible popularity.

Spinyhead blenny (Acanthemblemaria spinosa) hiding among the corals near the coast of Belize.
Spinyhead blenny (Acanthemblemaria spinosa) hiding among the corals near the coast of Belize.

Underwater photographer Brian Skerry captured this shot of a spinyhead blenny peeking out of living coral to search for food off of the coast of Belize.

Brian Skerry safely be called underwater photojournalist who spent 30 years of his life studying the world’s oceans. He not only finds and photographs of underwater animals, and tries to study their behavior, which is still almost unknown to man.

Manatee in Crystal River Park, Florida, USA.
Manatee in Crystal River Park, Florida, USA.

Despite ongoing conservation efforts, Manatees, such as this one from Crystal River Water, Florida, continue to be endangered due to polluted waterways and boat strikes.

With National Geographic magazine photographer collaborates with the 1998, and they call it «the legendary conductor». His photographs have repeatedly attracted public attention to the World Ocean. In addition, Brian has had time to work even with the Jacques Cousteau.

The oceanic whitetip shark (carcharhinus longimanus) swims next to a scuba diver in the Bahamas.
The oceanic whitetip shark (carcharhinus longimanus) swims next to a scuba diver in the Bahamas.

This Bahamian oceanic whitetip shark, known for the distinctive coloring on its white-tipped, rounded extremities, is part of a globally threatened species due to overfishing demands, primarily for its fins.

The message from Brian Skerry is – «Oceans and the creatures living in it, in great need of human protection!»